Ronald Bailey on a Blasphemy Worse Than a Cheesy Video Clip

Four Americans murdered in Benghazi; U.S. embassies stormed by mobs of Islamists chanting death to America again; and demands that the U.S. government apologize for offending the tender religious sensbilities of Muslims. All because of a a stupid, cheesy 14 minute YouTube video that the American government had nothing to do with. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey points out that religious intolerance and social violence go hand-in-hand and argues that Islamist demands to squelch free speech are a far greater blasphemy than is any insult to the divine.

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