I would like to offer my comments to the May 8 editorial (“Muhammad as a Red Flag”).
The “free speech” amendment was added to the Constitution because the Founding Fathers believed that discourse between people would lead to a better government. They did not envision an Islamic fanatical terrorist movement that believed in killing people when they (the terrorists) were offended. The result of this belief is the killing of nonbelievers (Christians and Jews) all over the world.
Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Initiative dared run a contest featuring cartoons about Muhammad. The editorial states that “the most effective deterrent to hate-speech peddlers such as Geller is to ignore them. Hopefully she will go away.
What would the writer say if the terrorists were successful in killing the participants? “Well, they asked for it?”