Roger Kimball responds to the lawsuit filed by a Turkish lawyer taking offense to the “Crusader-style” uniform of the Inter Milan soccer team and offers a suggestion:
Muslims have mastered the Western system of litigation and forged a powerful weapon out of it. When will they manage to adopt the Western system of free speech and respect for individual freedom? When will they learn that the luxury [of] being offensive and offended is part of what it means to be a grown up? While we wait for an answer, I suggest that every Western sports team adopt a uniform that features a large cross as a sign of solidarity.
Not that Kimball’s suggestion is unworthy of adoption, but students of eighteenth-century literature might characterize it as “a modest proposal.”
PAUL adds. Inter Milan’s best player this year probably has been Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He’s a Swede of Bosnian origin, and is Muslim on his father’s side. I might be mistaken, but I believe he’s the tall fellow in the foreground.
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