End the Jihad Against Free Speech
By Yaron Brook (The Daily Illini, University of Illinois, February 14, 2006)
The reaction of many Western leaders to Muslim death threats over cartoons depicting Mohammad has been apologies and hand-wringing.
This reaction is cowardly and unconscionable. Freedom of speech is a vital principle of civilized society. Militant groups that threaten anti-Western violence in response to a cartoon--and states that support such groups--are enemies of the civilized world. Western governments must do whatever is necessary to make sure that these groups and states do not act on their threats.