The cowardly, lazy notion that liberalism cannot tolerate dissent

I published an article on Canadian Atheist blasting the absurdity and hypocrisy of Islamophobia masquerading as secularism and “concern” for women’s rights. Naturally, supporters of faux-secular bigotry showed up in the comments, and their defences have been… underwhelming. No big surprise there; bigots are hardly known having particularly well-thought-out ideologies. Or being intelligent in general – one even had to resort to calling me a “wife-beater”. For simple attempts at deflecting criticism, like complaining that the word “Islamophobia” can be misused, I prefer to respond directly in the post’s comments. But there was one apologetic that I felt deserved a little more space. Continue reading “The cowardly, lazy notion that liberalism cannot tolerate dissent”