Dylan Byers compares it to Newsweek's 2001 cover story by Fareed Zakaria, "Why Do They Hate Us?" -- which I've been reminded of this last week, naturally.
But see the knee-jerk progs at Think Progress, attacking Newsweek with the phony "Islamophobic" slur, "Newsweek Publishes Islamophobic ‘Muslim Rage’ Cover In Response to Embassy Attacks."
In contrast, check "Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "The Last Gasp of Islamic Hate":
Until recently, it was completely justifiable to feel sorry for the masses in Libya because they suffered under the thumb of a cruel dictator. But now they are no longer subjects; they are citizens. They have the opportunity to elect a government and build a society of their choice. Will they follow the lead of the Egyptian people and elect a government that stands for ideals diametrically opposed to those upheld by the United States? They might. But if they do, we should not consider them stupid or infantile. We should recognize that they have made a free choice—a choice to reject freedom as the West understands it.Continue reading.
How should American leaders respond? What should they say and do, for example, when a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s newly elected ruling party, demands a formal apology from the United States government and urges that the “madmen” behind the Muhammad video be prosecuted, in violation of the First Amendment? If the U.S. follows the example of Europe over the last two decades, it will bend over backward to avoid further offense. And that would be a grave mistake—for the West no less than for those Muslims struggling to build a brighter future.
For a homicidal few in the Muslim world, life itself has less value than religious icons, such as the prophet or the Quran. These few are indifferent to the particular motives or arguments behind any perceived insult to their faith. They do not care about an individual’s political alignment, gender, religion, or occupation. They do not care whether the provocation comes from serious literature or a stupid movie. All that matters is the intolerable nature of the insult.
The idiot progs'll slam her as "Islamphobic" as well, except that she's Muslim. The left's despicable slurs simply haven't got a chance against that moral clarity.