Monday, May 23, 2005

Have the Extremists Gone Too Far?

Christopher Hitchens joins the list of those who put the blame over the Koran desecration riots squarely on the rioter themselves. Indeed, Hitch is a little late to this party. It seems the latest meme is 'enough is enough'; if you insist on acting the fool, it's time you were treated as the fool, as well. Will this have any effect on those who insist on global tolerance of all religious views save those of conservative Christians in America? I wonder...still, an important threshold has been crossed. No longer is it taboo to point out that the proper response to an indignity is not to riot, maim, and kill others. It's a small victory, but a victory nonetheless...

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