Salman Rushdie Attack: Muslim Academic Slams Identity Politics, Cancel Culture For Threatening Free Speech

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In response to the attack on author Salman Rushdie on Friday, Muslim scholar Dr. Qanta Ahmed stressed the importance of protecting the “language”. On “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday, Dr. Ahmed slammed identity politics and nullified culture for challenging free speech and threatening to silence Americans, urging Americans to protect language or “be rendered speechless”.

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DR. QANTA AHMED: I am very concerned that now that we are seeing this event right here in our state just hours away, a token assassination has almost taken place. We are very grateful to the doctors who saved the author’s life, but we are increasingly deprived of the language to talk about it. We know that when some of our most vocal members of Congress, who like me, are muslim, making openly anti-Semitic remarks to criticize them is now called Islamophobia in the United States. And this is an obstacle that the Democratic Party itself has not faced. We also know that we live in a culture where identity rules are above everything else. And so people are even afraid to label, for example, the execution of four Muslims in New Mexico by another Muslim, which is probably a sectarian murder, as something related to these ideologies. Without language we will be rendered speechless as potentially an almost recently become iconic author. And we’re so happy to hear that Salman Rushdie can actually talk, which is a relief that he’s off the ventilator and able to talk. So if we waive the language, then only the language that the Islamists say okay is allowed.

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