Lars Hedegaard, the Danish journalist and outspoken critic of radical Islams political and cultural agenda, was reduced to phoning in to a TV interview recently because hes in hiding due to threats on his life
Hedegaard barely escaped death earlier this month when, after opening his front door, a man he later described as an Arab or Pakistani immigrant (or descendant of immigrants) of about 25, disguised as a postman, fired a bullet that barely missed his head.
Though 70, the white-haired, bearded, bespectacled, and absolutely irrepressible Hedegaard responded by punching his assailant in the head and then scuffling with him before the latter fled with his gun.
That the travails of Hedegaard, who serves as president of the International Free Press Society and of Denmarks Free Press Society, has received almost no attention from Americas mainstream media says something profoundly disturbing about how seriously we take threats to freedom across the West. (continue reading...)