She provoked the two men into attacking? Really? Leaving aside the soft racism of "those poor savages can't help themselves," isn't this a variation on the "if she didn't want to attract attention, she shouldn't have worn a low-cut shirt"?
She held an event centered around cartoons, for crying out loud. If your religion is so tenuous that you have to threaten deadly violence upon people for drawing a goddamn picture, maybe you need to rethink your tenets.
Christians didn't shoot anyone over The Last Temptation of Christ.
Or Piss Christ, for that matter.
"The Holy Virgin Mary"
Heck, Sinead O'Connor.
Now, there's a good deal of violence perpetrated over the subject of abortion, I'll grant, and while I vehemently disagree with it, at least there's an action at the root of it, not a cartoon.
Of course, we've also got Chris Cuomo claiming that the Constitution has a "hate speech exemption" in it, so at least there's some consistency. They at least hate the first amendment as much as the second, and have about the same grasp of Constitutionality on both.
- The Second Amendment is not about hunting. Nor does it apply only to muskets. Or state militias.
- The First Amendment doesn't just protect "love speech." It protects speech we find distasteful, or obscene, or provocative.
That is all.