How do you square this with the right to freedom of religion?
In answering, Biddle discusses the difference between respecting rights and being tolerant, the fallacy of package-dealing, the nature of Islam, and the fundamental reason so few Westerners are able to categorically condemn a religion that calls for their death.
Exhibit One for Biddle’s argument, from many thousands: Singing in the Rain (the Islamic Version):
"Smiling sisters shot dead for dancing in the rain: Pakistani girls, 15 and 16, killed along with their mother for making video which 'stained the family honour.'
Noor Basra and Noor Sheza were playing outside their home in Chilas.
The clip was circulated via mobile phones but caused outrage in the town.
The sisters were shot dead last Sunday alongside their mother.
It is alleged the girls' step-brother planned the attack with four accomplices to restore the family's honour.
[Hat tip Gena Davidovich]