Following two "draw Muhammad" cartoon contests, Paul Louis Metzger and I wrote an essay at Patheos that addresses events which provoke Islam in the name of freedom of speech. We ask:
"The events in Texas and Arizona raise important issues for Christian reflection. As Christians, what is the relationship between our Constitutional freedoms as Americans and our interactions with those of other religions in a multi-faith country? What might we learn when we bring our civic rights into conversation with a theology of love and respect of neighbor?"
You can read our answers to this in the essat here.