Over the next year I really need to buckle down and try to understand that part of the world. I think it will be a major challenge confronting my generation.
I pretty much agree with all that Andrew Sullivan is saying on the Danish cartoon stuff: I think there should be a freedom of press to publish without censorship, and I believe riots in response are ridiculous. I am grateful that Arab and Muslim youth have set up a web site to apologize to Denmark and Norway over "the actions of the few." It’s sad that the Arab world is represented in the U.S. mainstream media by such fanatics. Hopefully with the internet and blogging, a more representative picture will emerge. Someday.