Religious Violence in the Middle East

"It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it."
-from All Thing Considered by G.K. Chesterton

In light of Americans' baffled confusion in the wake of the recent protests and attacks on U.S. embassies throughout the Middle East, I again recommend this book. A simple movie, however vile or hateful, does not and should not provoke this sort of frenzied and hysterical response. The problem goes far deeper, and we as a culture really need to come to grips with the historic roots of this conflict.

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