In response to:

'Slander' And Free Speech Are One And The Same

Nik L Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 10:01 AM
One gets the impression that the words were carefully crafted, knowing that Muslims would understand “slander” one way (per Sharia, which would preclude free speech), and everyone else another way (which does not preclude free speech of truths and opinions – yet), all at the same time and place. Usually, saying one thing to one group, and saying something different to another requires separation in time and place.

Who said the following: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."

Iran's Ahmadinejad? Egypt's Morsi? Some little-known, fatwa-flinging cleric increasing the bounty on Salman Rushdie's head?

None of the above. The words are President Obama's, and he spoke them this week to the U.N. General Assembly.

No Big Media outlet reported this stunning pronouncement. It's as if Ronald Reagan addressed the National Association of Evangelicals in 1983 and the media failed to report that he used the phrase "evil empire." To make the comparison more direct, imagine if a Republican president declared that "the future must not belong...