Defend free speech, fight hate speech
A culture of intolerance in extremist Islamist circles results in violence, never an acceptable reaction. But as Jews, we know better than most how devastating words of hate can be. Free expression must go together with fighting hate speech.
The anger and the violence that raged around the anti-Islamic film trailer on YouTube leads to a number of reactions.
First, one should not forget the almost hair-trigger resort to violence in extremist Islamic circles, of which the anti-Western attacks on...