And to what extent are we to excuse or allow others to violate what are ostensibly universal human rights (per the United Nations)? Apparently, despite signing various accords and treaties, we have no way to make people accept their commitments to the exercise of free speech (or free exercise of religion)—to the point of having violence done to those who would do so. Worse, to have violence done, when the exercise of speech and religion is not even in their countries, but in the speaker's own.And, apparently, they can't live peaceably with Egyptians of other faiths, in their own country.
At what point do we expect to have folks actually abide by their commitments? Or is this, to borrow a phrase from George W. Bush, the soft bigotry of low expectations? Do we simply assume that others are not, cannot, live up to their commitments?
Regards — Cliff