Irshad Manji in the LA Times (thanks to JS):
As I write, Muslims worldwide are scheduling demonstrations for the end of this month against those who insult Islam. They’ll peacefully protest not just the possibility of the Koran’s desecration at Guantanamo but the proven torture at Abu Ghraib as well as civil rights violations suffered by ordinary Muslims in the United States. They have every right to condemn these injuries.
Will they also speak out against the bloody, fiery riots that, in the name of honoring Islam, are killing an increasing number of Muslims and non-Muslims?
It’s a question worth asking.
Indeed it is.