This first aired on 9.26 when I was caught up in the New York Film Festival and watching no TV. Muslims come in all shapes and leanings and mindsets, but they clearly don’t respect minorities (particular gays) and their attitude toward women is ghastly. They make Mediterranean males, one of the worst sexist-dog cultures, seem enlightened by comparison. Over 133 million Muslim females in Africa and the Middle East have suffered genital mutilation. The Muslim faith is somewhat younger than Christianity, and I think there’s something to be said for the view that they’re currently in a phase that’s roughly analogous to the Middle Ages when Christian religious authority was far too powerful and dominating. There are “vast numbers of Muslims who believe — and they do — that humans deserve to die for merely holding different ideas or drawing a cartoon or writing a book or eloping with the wrong person…rule of law is better than a theocracy.” Sorry, Ben, but not this time.