Author Nina Shea discusses how apostasy and blasphemy codes are choking freedom worldwide.
Those familiar with critiques of Islam need to remember just how much of an emotional hit this stuff can be for those just encountering it.
The Left has been atwitter in the wake of President Obama’s Libya speech, seizing upon his assertion of America’s “responsibility to protect” as evidence of a heartfelt belief in American exceptionalism. Of course, what has made America exceptional has been its political and economic liberty, not some esoteric calling to police the world. That said, the topic prompted Salon’s Glenn Greenwald to question whether America is exceptional at all.