The Banana in Kashif Chaudhry’s Ear
Bert: “Ernie, why in the world do you have a banana in your ear?!”
Ernie: “Sorry, Bert, I can’t hear what you’re saying! I’ve got a banana in my ear.”
Bill Maher (to Ben Affleck): “You’re not listening to what we’re saying.”
Soft Moderate/Apologist: Recently I had a chat with Kashif Chaudhry regarding Who’s Who in Islam. He had objected to my classifying him, along with Ben Affleck, as a Regressive and Apologist (after Ali A. Rizvi provided evidence that he outed an atheist in Pakistan, KC entered Sociopath territory. When asked about this, KC’s answer confused “evidence” for “proof,” and KC repeatedly avoided explaining the screen shot that showed KC’s threats) . My post explained why he is not a Reformer, and featured links to his articles on the web and his HuffPo home page, to accompany bullet points regarding Muslim Reformers.
Debate: I want to get conversations started. Even unexpected ones, as Kashif responded in the comment section: “Here is one example of my free speech that you want censored.” (Guess what, Kashif, I had already posted a link to your article on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, along with links to your debates with Ali A. Rizvi and Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, because I wanted people to read your own words and judge for themselves.)
Perhaps a definition of “censorship” will help – Censorship: The process of removing parts of books, movies, letters, etc. that are considered inappropriate for moral, religious, or political reasons.
The Skit Ends: Ernie pulls the banana out of his ear and says, “Hey, I’ve got a banana in my ear!”