The insanity of bigotry was held up once again in Friday’s protest against the cartoon of the Prophet turning violent (the protest, not the Prophet). And this bigotry is mutual. The freedom of the press can neither be asserted nor denied by republishing or not republishing the cartoon. Similarly, the ire of the devout turned against Hindu establishments smacks of motivation other than religious hurt. Civility needs to return and stand in the way of our march towards the sixth extinction.

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