@greggutfeld You're free to open whatever you like. If you won't consider the sensibilities of Muslims, you're not going to build dialogUh, huh. Now I have heard effing everything. "Tone deaf," as the phrase has come to be used, doesn't being to describe the lack of self-awareness represented by this remark. But then, I don't believe the author of that statement really is quite so blind. It's just the usual Progressive tactic of "freedom for me but not for thee."
In any case, there's a deeper error here. Why should the goal be to "build dialog"? This two-word phrase reeks of a pair of standard postmodern mistakes.
It suggests there's no such thing as truth (an essential aspect of postmodernism). There are only "narratives." This is especially so, advocates claim, in ethics. No one can know what's right or wrong because those concepts don't have any objective meaning. So, we should all play nice and the best way to do that is to talk a lot, condemning no one and nothing — including even a barbaric religion whose tenets lead to jihad, jizya, and honor killings.
Notice that, despite believing no one can know anything or prove one thing is better than another, postmodernists never hesitate to suggest their views are correct and their recommendations are to be preferred. Those are the contradictions in any skeptical, subjectivist viewpoint and no amount of clever intellectual gyrations will ever erase them.