The murder of Cassandra
The efforts of Muslim extremists to shut down discussion of and debate over the unsavory side of Islam are apparently succeeding. Ornella Fallaci is set to stand trial in June in Italy for defaming Islam. (Should she choose exile in New York over a possible prison sentence, will our government extradite her?) Robert Spencer wrote an excellent point-by-point analysis of the charges against Fallaci last year.
Loopy animal-rights table-dancer Brigitte Bardot was fined 5,000 euros in 2004 for writing that she opposed the Islamization of France, even though her main objection is to the way Muslims treat sheep.
(And to the west's discredit, we've thrown the odious David Irving in the clink for questioning the Holocaust.)
If Theo Van Gogh hadn't had his throat cut, he'd probably be on trial now as well. What Islamists don't achieve with the knife, they'll do with our own suicidal legal systems.
Update: For those interested in reading the original article from the Telegraph, it can still be found here. (Many thanks to Charles at Little Green Footballs for finding this.)