Obama's modest critique of Christian hypocrisy suddenly has Republicans defending the crusades.
Politicians indulge in anti-Islamic sentiment with near impunity.
Better dead than Mohammed.
Violent jihadists don't represent Islam any more than the Anders Breiviks of the world represent Christianity.
The terrorist network's resort to dramatic spectacle was at once a brilliant tactic and a desperate effort to revive its own fortunes.
Americans don't want to return to the fear and resentment of the McCarthy era.
You can't judge Islam exclusively by its worst moments.