NY Times Editorial Board: Muhammad Cartoon Event was “Motivated by Hate”


On Wednesday, Mary 6, 2015, the New York Times editorial board responded to the Muhammad cartoon controversy drummed up by anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller. They criticized her claim that the event — which resulted in the deaths of two armed would-be ambushers — was about free speech.

They write:

“Some of those who draw cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad may earnestly believe that they are striking a blow for freedom of expression, though it is hard to see how that goal is advanced by inflicting deliberate anguish on millions of devout Muslims who have nothing to do with terrorism. As for the Garland event, to pretend that it was motivated by anything other than hate is simply hogwash.”

Read the full editorial here.

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