Saturday, February 04, 2006

Reductio Ad Absurdium

This photo of a demonstrator in London, protesting against the Mohammed cartoons in front of the French Embassy, sums up the paradox of radical Muslims who take advantage of Western freedoms to try to suppress the exercise of those freedoms by others:

“Strange it is, that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free discussion, but object to their being ‘pushed to an extreme’; not seeing that unless the reasons are good for an extreme case, they are not good for any case.”
On Liberty,
John Stuart Mill.


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