The result of post-Enlightenment thinking and Cultural Marxist infiltration and influence.
These anti-Enlightenment jackasses should be given the cold shoulder by their community from here on, but you know that they won’t.
Writers boycott Charlie Hebdo gala in New York
Published: 27 Apr 2015 16:56 GMT+02:00
The New York Times named the writers pulling out of the May 5th annual PEN American Center gala as Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner and Taiye Selasi.
Carey, a two-times Booker Prize winner, said the award stepped beyond the group’s traditional role of protecting freedom of expression against government oppression, the Times reported.
“A hideous crime was committed, but was it a freedom-of-speech issue for PEN America to be self-righteous about?” the newspaper quoted him as saying in an email interview.
“All this is complicated by PEN’s seeming blindness to the cultural arrogance of the French nation, which does not recognize its moral obligation to a large and disempowered segment of their population.”
On January 7th, two Islamist brothers claiming to avenge the magazine’s depiction of the Prophet Mohammed stormed the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, killing 12 people.
In a blog response, PEN said it did not believe Charlie Hebdo’s intent was to “ostracize or insult Muslims, but rather to reject forcefully the efforts of a small minority of radical extremists to place broad categories of speech off limits.”
“We will be sorry not to see those who have opted out of the gala, but we respect them for their convictions,” it added.