Lindsay Faber writing in New York Newsday reports that two men jumped off a bus in Midtown and rescued a woman and prevented two other men from raping her. The bad guys were arrested of course, but you can bet the good guys will be sued or harassed. In fact, police didn’t release their names. We need a national medal for bystanders that stop crime. The rescuers are heroes, and we should give better press to heroes than villains.
According to the StrategyPage, Iraqis know only one way to deal with crime, and it involves far more brutal and arbitrary tactics than Americans use.
Robert Spencer writing in Human Events notes that Islam is different — and it isn’t just Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell who say this, but Muslims themselves. . . . the widespread Western assumption about Islam — that because it is a religion, it contains core teachings of love, peace and brotherhood that people of good will can emphasize against those who would twist the religion to contrary purposes — begins to ring hollow.