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Post-Mortem on the Muhammad Protests

lee362 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:26 AM
Amen. We need to defend liberal western values such as free speech; equality before the law for all citizens including women, gays, and Christians; the right to charge or receive interest; separation of church and state; etc., etc. We should withhold aid to both brutal secular dictatorships and theocracies and be a shining role model for those who would learn how to live with others in peace and tolerance. Lee Nason New Bedford, Massachusetts

As Muslim crowds dissipate and American diplomatic missions return to normal activities, here are three final thoughts on the riots that began this Sept. 11 and killed about thirty:

The movie really did matter: The Obama administration dishonestly skirted responsibility for the murder of four Americans in Libya by claiming that the attack was a protest that got unpredictably out of hand against the "Innocence of Muslims" video. In response, leading analysts have concluded that the video hardly mattered anywhere. Barry Rubin scorns the video as a "phony excuse for the demonstration" in Egypt. Michael Ledeen upbraids the administration...