Jay Nordlinger writes from the World Economic Forum in Jordan:
At conferences like this, and elsewhere, we are told constantly that the West doesn’t understand Islam. We don’t understand Islam, we misrepresent Islam, we lie about Islam -- etc., etc.
Fine. But has anyone stopped to question the Islamic world’s view of Judaism and Christianity? Do you read ? How routine is it for a range of commentators to describe Jews and Christians -- especially the former -- as descendants of apes and pigs (or is it dogs and apes? I forget). How frequently is the blood libel spread? How frequently is that czarist forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, invoked? Egyptian state TV based a mini-series on it.
Muslims show an admirable reverence for their religious articles, sites and holidays, and some have rioted upon mere reports of disrespect. So imagine what their reaction would be to this, or this, or this.