DANIEL M. VARISCO: The Newsweek cover this week is lazy and sensationalist. Not a lot has changed since Edward Said wrote a famous essay 30 years ago.
And so the violence associated with a vile, hate filled movie escalates. Why can we not fight hate with wisdom and rationality?
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: And so the violence associated with a vile, hate filled movie escalates. Why can we not fight hate with wisdom and rationality?
JUAN COLE: His comments were hasty, distasteful and unwise. Can we afford to have an individual with such poor judgement in the White House?
OMAR AL ISSAWI: Playing the victim, engendering sympathy and hurling accusations of conspiracy, persecution and discrimination will only get a cause so far…
SRI MURNIATI, CGNEWS: If you are genuine about helping Muslims shun violence, Pastor Jones, there are better ways to do it than burning our sacred text.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Now Jones wants to ‘hold a trial’ of the Prophet Mohammed. What law might pertain, what authority? This is a publicity stunt, nothing more.
OMAR AL-ISSAWI: ‘Incitement’ was the essence of Terry Jones’ actions in burning a copy of the Koran. With the death toll rising by the day he has achieved his objective.