The last few days have seen a resurgence of the idea that, because Muslims are violent, we shouldn't offend them. Some are arguing that, if the intent of speech is to offend, it shouldn't be a0llowed. There are others that argue that, if you know someone will react negatively to something, you are responsible for their actions. I firmly believe that the intent of, and the reaction to, speech is irrelevant. Canada, like most countries, disagrees with me. They actually drug in the guy that published the Mohammad cartoons to ask him about his intent. I think his response when asked what his intent was should be taught to every child in the world. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iMNM1tef7g]What was your intent? - YouTube[/ame] Sharia law makes offending the prophet illegal, some people are saying that we, even though we live in non Muslim countries, should voluntarily follow Sharia law. We do not have Sharia law for a reason. We are faced with a choice right now, extremists have come up to us, stuck a gun in our face, and demanded that we take them someplace. Every security and safety expert has the exact same advice for people who find themselves in that situation, refuse to cooperate. You are better off having the confrontation at the primary crime scene than allowing them to take you to a secondary crime scene where they can kill you without attracting attention. If we get into the car of Sharia law now, we are under there control, and they will be able to take us wherever they want. We will move from the primary crime scene where we have a chance to the secondary crime scene. We have no idea where that will be, but we know we will have already lost control of the situation. We need to draw the line now, not later.