And the Times does not disappoint. The so-called Paper of Record predictably, recognizes what the controversy is in fact about, but refuses to actually take a principled stand against the murderous Islamic intimidators. I think Captain Ed Morissey puts it best, writing:
Don't be fooled by this editorial. It signifies something worse than the pusillanimity shown earlier -- the Times admits they understand the stakes involved, and yet refuse to stand up to the Islamists anyway.
In contrast to the wannabe-dhimmi NY Times, the inestimable Mark Steyn gets it absolutely right, connecting the dots as he writes,
What, in the end, are all these supposedly unconnected matters from Danish cartoons to the murder of a Dutch filmmaker to gender-segregated swimming sessions in French municipal pools about? Answer: sovereignty. Islam claims universal jurisdiction and always has. The only difference is that they're now acting upon it.
It would be nice if the supposedly so-courageous American MSM (and a good portion of Europe) would pause in their rush toward dhimmitude to consider what it is they are in such a hurry to embrace.
Hat tip to Michelle Malkin and Captain Ed Morissey.