Here at LGF Watch, we have, in the past, suggested that the people who post comments at LGF are anti-Muslim.
We now realize that isn't necessarily true.
Here's how some lizards reacted when a New Jersey university employee named "Jihad" was censured for using homophobic language in a campus email (http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=16886):
- Geez this is a difficult situation to know which side you're on. On the one hand, I beleive in tolerance and equal treatment under the law for gays and lesbians. On the other hand I believe in freedom of speech.
- In this case I agree with the guy named Jihad (oy!). The reprimand is uncalled for.
- Much as I hate to say it, I'm with the Jihad (WTF?)guy on this.
- I'm laughing waaaay to hard to even type! Mawwwwaaaaaaahhaaaaaaa :)
- I agree that Mr. Jihad is within his rights on this matter.
- I never thought I'd be supporting someone named "Jihad" but he's making a valid point.
- I'm hoping for a result to this litigation which piles maximum costs on both sides. I don't want a winner, but two losers.
- If we suppress criticism of gays the next step is suppressing criticism of Mohamedens [sic]
- I actually would not call this "gay-bashing" at all.
- This is one case where I hope the mulsim wins the battle, even if I hope he loses the war.
- I'm with the Muslim [sic] guy on this one.
Clearly we've been wrong to imply that all LGF'ers are virulently anti-Muslim. In fact, some of them are downright supportive of Muslims -- as long as they're expressing anti-gay attitudes.
LGF Watch regrets the error.
Now just imagine if Mr. Daniel had received an email inviting him to a screening of a Jewish-themed film, and had expressed his feelings about Jews in terms similar to those that led to the disciplinary action against him.
Would the lizards have responded by offering a whole-hearted defense of his First Amendment rights?