Via Matt, Marty’s on a bit of a roll today:
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.
I like the “pretend that.” It’s nice to see some clarity from Marty is apparently decided on the question of whether Muslims are actually worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment (apparently not), and is now concerned only with the question of whether he needs to pretend that they’re human while in polite society.