Michael J. Totten with a terrifying reason for us to rally against the Islamist violence we’re seeing in the Middle East in reaction to YouTube videos and cartoons: they’ll come after you – not us, YOU – next.
Hezbollah’s secretary general Hassan Nasrallah said something new. “The U.S. should understand that if it broadcasts the film in full it will face very dangerous repercussions around the world.”
Hezbollah is technologically advanced and media-savvy. Nasrallah knows perfectly well that when an individual uploads a video to YouTube, it doesn’t count as “the United States broadcasting a film.” That’s actually his point. He’s not threatening the United States in the abstract. He’s threatening you. If you insult Hassan Nasrallah’s religion on the Internet, terrorists may come after you.
Read the whole thing. He backs it up.