Berkeley, California radio station KPFA cancels Richard Dawkins event because he criticized Islam

Berkeley, California radio station KPFA cancels Richard Dawkins event because he criticized Islam, by Robert Spencer.

Richard Dawkins criticizes all religions, and the concept of religion itself. But criticizing Islam is forbidden on the Left, and so KPFA canceled his appearance. …

The station insists that “while KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech.” But who is to decide what is legitimate criticism of Islam and what is “abusive speech”?

The purveyors of the “Islamophobia” fiction have never clarified that or pointed to any critic of Islam whom they don’t consider “abusive.” They haven’t because they can’t. There is no criticism of Islam that they find acceptable.

Dawkins can criticize Christianity and KPFA will cheer, but when he turns to Islam, he immediately becomes “abusive.”

The objective of labeling such criticism abusive is to silence it. Every critic of Islam, even those on the Left such as Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Bill Maher, is accused of “bigotry” and “abusive speech” for daring to utter even the slightest negative opinion of the Religion of Peace.

The objective is to intimidate people into fearing to utter any criticism of Islam, which will allow the jihad to advance unopposed and unimpeded.

And so the West’s quiet acceptance of Sharia blasphemy laws continues.

hat-tip Stephen Neil