Borders, Waldenbooks Afraid Of Jihad

Borders and Waldenbooks have decided not to sell the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it republishes the Mohammed cartoons that provided an excuse for a bunch of medieval savages around the world to start burning down embassies, killing and rioting.

We can understand why Borders and Waldenbooks decided not to sell the magazine (although we wonder if they would have made the same choice if the magazine in question was Time or Newsweek). We appreciate that the safety of their customers comes first. But we’re dismayed that this sort of pandering towards those who would sooner slit the throat of someone than laugh at a cartoon character is necessary.

Border, Waldenbooks won’t carry magazine [SFGate]