One of the important questions of our time is whether Islam can co-exist with liberal democracy. There are good arguments on both sides, but stories of banning Piglet and preferential treatment for wife-beaters certainly don’t help the argument for co-existience. The ability to accept the presence of cricism or even juvenile mockery is someting any belief system needs in order to persist at the End of History.
However, it’s less than clear how much of this kind of thing is driven by Islam or even the average Muslim and how much by grievance parasites (like CAIR) and condescending chatterati. When I look deeper at the Piglet banning sort of stories out of the UK, it almost always turns out to be the result of pre-emptive action by chatterati rather than any actual complaints. One wonders if those chatterati realize how much their actions contribute to the arguments of those who don’t beleive Islam is compatible with liberal democracy by portaying Mulsims as people who cannot tolerate the slightest disrespect. But of course, anyone who follows the follies of the chatterati realize that it’s never about the putative victims but instead is always about the internal psycho-drama of the chatterati. I find the grievance parasites more understandable, since obviously no grievances → no money/fame for the grievance parasites. Sleazy but comprehensible. The level of detachment from reality for the chatterati is what is beyond my poot ability to imagine.