Borders has no balls
The quest to rid ourselves of religious oppression and control had a bit of a blow recently. The secular-humanist magazine Free Inquiry was told by Borders Books & Music their April/May issue will not be stocked in stores due to the reprinting of controversial cartoons depicting Muhammad first published in Denmark. Borders claims they are simply trying to protect their employees and customers from harm.
It doesn’t surprise me a major book store would pussy out when it comes to free speech issues. It seems like no one has a problem that actually publishing harmless cartoons causes religious wackjobs to react violently; and this is what I find most disturbing about the whole thing. We would all rather hide our heads in the sand and pretend nothing is happening than deal with the fact there are dangerously insane individuals in our society ready to kill for the slightest offense to their stupid and juvenile belief system. Congratulations, Borders, on proving once again that no one has any balls anymore.
**NOTE** This story is actually from 2006, so I’m an idiot.