'I was surfing the Web one day when I came across this site promoting `The Protocols' to readers in the Mideast,' said Mr. Eisner, 86. 'I was amazed that there were people who still believed `The Protocols' were real, and I was disturbed to learn later that this site was just one of many that promoted these lies in the Muslim world. I decided something had to be done.'
Free speech matters, especially as an antidote to ignorance and extremism. The Passion of the Christ has already caused a fight in my girlfriend's old school in Sarasota, Florida. Only by being aware of it can we respond, however.