Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Martin Peretz, Liar.

Martin Peretz, September 4:

But, frankly, Muslim life is cheap, most notably to Muslims. And among those Muslims led by the Imam Rauf there is hardly one who has raised a fuss about the routine and random bloodshed that defines their brotherhood. So, yes, I wonder whether I need honor these people and pretend that they are worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment which I have in my gut the sense that they will abuse.

Martin Peretz, today:

I wrote about “Ovadia,” the beloved head of the Council of Torah Sages and the leading Sephardi “adjudicator” (which is what the Jerusalem Post called him yesterday), about a month ago and in four different posts: here, here, here, and here. This was right around the time when I offended so many people with my comments on the heartlessness of jihadist Islam.

This is false. Contra Peretz, his September remarks contain no mention of jihadis. They were, in fact, explicitly about American Muslims.

In the months since Peretz's latest disgrace, TNR staffers have not displayed much anguish about working for a bigot. Surely, one presumes, they won't be bothered that he is also a liar.

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