[The Dutch] are considering a one year jail sentence on those who praise terror.Those are probably the most nonsensical four sentences I've ever read. It's like someone saying that they support abortion rights because "abortion is murder". The second is significant for two reasons. First, most of the post is her condemning (rightfully) an anti-Muslim bigot. Then, out of nowhere, she says this:
I know free speech advocates will be horrified. I concur. Words can kill.
By the way, I also oppose applying the Geneva convention to terrorists. That convention, like the adoption of uniforms, was specifically designed draw bright lines between governments, soldiers and civilians. Applying the convention to terrorists undermines the very purpose of the convention and would be a major victory for the religiously based mass murderers we are battling."By the way" usually implies that what follows has something, anything to do with the section that came before it. Apparently not with Klinghoffer. The other interesting thing about this is that Andrew Sullivan vehemently disagrees. Torture is one of Sully's pet issues. It's very strange that he'd let someone who disagrees on such a fundamental issue guest-blog.