Islamic ethics is based on "limits and proportions," which means that the answer to an offensive cartoon is a cartoon, not the burning of embassies or the kidnapping of people designated as the enemy. Islam rejects guilt by association. Just as Muslims should not blame all Westerners for the poor taste of a cartoonist who wanted to be offensive, those horrified by the spectacle of rent-a-mob sackings of embassies in the name of Islam should not blame all Muslims for what is an outburst of fascist energy.Read the rest of the excerpt here via Instapundit. Read the whole interesting piece, with its interesting image, here.
Meanwhile, Condi Rice singles out the real perps, Syria and Iran, who are driving this mindless violence to move their own dirty deeds beneath the fold before the pressure becomes too great.