The paradox of protest
By violently dissenting against a provocative movie, Muslims will only end up reinforcing its perversions
An Egyptian-born conman living in the US produces a crude online clip depicting Muslims as bloodthirsty savages. How do Muslims, who don’t think they are or should be portrayed as bloodthirsty savages, react to this provocation? By behaving exactly as bloodthirsty savages: rioting in the streets, raiding embassies and killing innocent people who had little to do with the movie.