The Empowerment of the Lone Blogger

September 27, 2012 by

A video mocking the Prophet Muhammad, released by an American filmmaker, is instrumental in the death of an American Ambassador in Libya. A cartoon in a French weekly, also mocking Muhammad engenders protests in Kabul and the lockdown of French embassies in 20 countries. The connections between the causes and outcomes seem tenuous - even audacious. Certainly they do not seem proportionate. This should not be surprising. Causality – linking a cause to an event – is not a balanced equation.