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Monday, May 15, 2017

No-platforming Linda Sarsour

I hadn't blogged about Linda Sarsour, extractor of vaginae, mainly because I hadn't yet seen the point. Better bloggers than I have dealt with her. For the purpose of this treatment, I just need to point out that she supports the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment movement against Israel - the "Boycott" part being relevant here. This includes not allowing Israeli academics to speak outside the Zionist Entity.

Some of the smarter non-Leftists, like whyevolutionistrue, agree that Sarsour is awful. But some also say it's hypocritical for Milo Yiannopoulos and Pamela Geller to recommend a boycott. Without touching that, Razib Khan says (twice) it doesn’t matter: on account that the Left started this tactic and should have expected the non-Left to use it.

I say that only a Christian can possibly think it hypocritical to call for the no-platforming of one who has, herself, called for no-platforming others under the name of "boycott". Jesus had a thing about "hypocrites" (or "phonies", as the Jesus Seminar translated it) and also told his disciples not to strike back at those who strike them. To a Christian, someone who struck back at an attacker risks an accusation of hypocrisy. To one who, like Geller, is not a Christian, this accusation makes no sense. Of course you fight back. Of course you use the same tactics which your opponent has used first.


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