Standing up to Bullies

The New York Times won't. Time won't. CNN won't. The Washington Post won't. But a student paper will; and so does Seattle's alternative paper, "The Stranger." Read Bruce Bawer's essay as well. Money quote:

[W]hat’s happening here is that a gang of bullies—led by a country, Saudi Arabia, where Bibles are forbidden, Christians tortured, Jews routinely labeled “apes and pigs” in the state-controlled media, and apostasy from Islam punished by death—is trying to compel a tiny democracy to live by its own theocratic rules. To succumb to pressure from this gang would simply be to invite further pressure, and lead to further concessions—not just by Denmark but by all of democratic Europe. And when they’ve tamed Europe, they’ll come after America.    

After all, the list of Western phenomena that offend the sensibilities of many Muslims is a long one—ranging from religious liberty, sexual equality, and the right of gay people not to have a wall dropped on them, to music, alcohol, dogs, and pork. After a few Danish cartoons, what’s next?

Do we need now to be "sensitive" toward Wahhabist Islam's treatment of women?