The Prophet Armed


Following on from Tim's post below, Egyptian liberal commentator Mona Eltahawy was onto the Danish cartoon story last week, just as the tsunami of opprobrium hit the world's Muslim communities. She's not impressed with the reaction of her coreligionists.

As interesting, if from a contrary perspective, was the statement of Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of Lebanon's Hezbollah, who regretted that Salman Rushdie had not been killed over the Satanic Verses, as that would have had a splendid deterrent effect on the hapless Danes. Remember that in reading David Ignatius' latest column on Nasrallah, where he talked about, well, democracy.