Germany appears to be heeding Hedegaard's warnings. BBC News reports the government has banned three Islamist groups, one of which allegedly inspired the man who shot and killed two American airmen at Frankfurt airport in 2011.
Too many people shy away from confronting the truth of radical Islam because they fear being attacked, as happened to Hedegaard and the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, shot and stabbed to death in 2004 because of a film he made that criticized the treatment of women in Islam.
Welcoming President Obama to Israel, op-eds in the official Palestinian Authority Daily implied that Hitler was greater than Franklin Roosevelt and that Americans were behind the 9-11 attacks. Parse that, Mr. President.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
TOWNHALL DAILY: Be the first to read Cal Thomas' column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com daily lineup delivered each morning to your inbox.
Unreal: Medical Society of NY Tells Doctors to 'Follow Twitter' to Stay Informed on Ebola | Cortney O'Brien