Originally published 12/18/07, 3:41 PM, Eastern Daylight Time. Note: link no longer works.
The events surrounding the teddy bear named Mohammed truly identifies how some people view their religion and their deity. In many ways, it shows that you cannot just dismiss this form of Islamic fundamentalism as a blip on the horizon but truly reflects a theological position albeit one that we may think is flawed.
For more on this, please see the article on the subject that I recently wrote for the Jewish Tribune in Toronto. The url for this week's edition of the paper is:
The article is on page 5.
Rabbi Ben Hecht