Who's More Arrogant?

In Islam vs. the West, what's needed is an examination of conscience on both sides

At the end of September, Egypt's independent weekly al-Maydan reported, "Millions across the world shouted in joy: 'America has been hit!' This call expressed the sentiments of millions whom the American master had treated with tyranny, arrogance, bullying, conceit, deceit and bad taste."

Bad taste? That's one way to describe the offensive success of the Dollar People. Still, it is hard to think of anything in worse taste than "shouting in joy" at the news that religious lunatics have killed thousands of innocent people on a Tuesday morning.

Al-Maydan's spittle-spraying, six-count indictment of America illustrates the principle that a person, when...