A columnist for the Washington Times has noted several seemingly isolated events that point to what she calls a growing threat of Islam to freedom. Diana West pointed out that a libel suit over a book identifying a Saudi Arabian billionaire as a supporter of Al Qaeda ended with an apology by the publisher and the destruction of all unsold copies and a request that universities and libraries destroy their copies.
She also cited the murder earlier this month of a California editor who was investigating a possible Black Muslim crime family. In another incident, the Council on American-Islamic Relations threatened the Young Americans for Freedom with legal action if the group did not cancel a speech on the group by an Islamic expert.
West wrote that "connecting the dots" shows a growing threat to freedom by Muslim groups.