Personally, I find the pop singer Madonna always tiresome and frequently contemptible; however, I am not interested in murdering her or her family, or even in preventing people from buying her records. Therein lies a key difference between the civilizations that are currently clashing.
From Haaretz, with thanks to Tziona:
Pop superstar Madonna recently canceled concerts scheduled in Israel as a result of death threats by unknown Palestinian militants, the British tabloid The Sun reported yesterday.
The singer had scheduled three concerts to be held in Tel Aviv in September, but canceled the performances earlier in the month.
According to the report, Madonna initially “freaked out” when she learned of the threat, but decided to go ahead with the performances. She changed her mind, the paper said, when she received letters containing details about her two children, aged 7 and 3.