“Since American liberals don’t have the guts to say it, allow me: The Rev. Terry Jones hasn’t done anything wrong. Nothing.”

So writes my friend and conservative radio host Michael Graham in the Boston Herald. And, on this, I think Michael’s nuts.

Graham is referring to Jones, the pastor of a tiny fringe church in Florida, who held a Monty Pythonesque “trial” for the Koran and, to the surprise of no one, found the book guilty. While the stunt got blessedly little attention in the United States, foreign media picked it up and some radical clerics overseas used the incident to foment murderous pogroms against Westerners.

Various politicians, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), responded by demanding that Jones be held “accountable.” “Free speech is a great idea,” Graham insisted, “but we’re in a war.” He went on to claim: “During World War II, you had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy.”


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