The free speech/terrorism conundrum

We defend to the death our freedom of speech but what if that freedom leads to…

January 2, 2010: Attempted murder of Danish cartoonist behind ‘Muhammad satire’

We in the West take editorial cartoons and lampooning for granted: terrorists don't.

Did French security officials miss the obvious?

Mickaël Harpon’s drift toward fundamentalist Islam went undetected even though he worked in unit that tracked…

Another cartoon crisis and what it says about freedom and Islam

I have a confession to make.  I do not like Geert Wilders.  The platinum blond Dutch…

What do we really know about what happened in Paris?

We live in an age of instant information.  This is largely a good thing.   We…

Lessons from France – part 3

A few days ago I stood overlooking what was no-man’s land outside the little town of…

Lessons from France – part 2

Staying with the theme of the catastrophic loss of life in Paris two nights ago, one…

Lessons from France – part 1

In the wake of the attacks in Paris on November 13, we have already seen a…