Schneier and Siddiqui

Two articles that help put squabbles over Python web programming frameworks (and just about everything else) into perspective:
  • Haroon Siddiqui's "The Muslim Malaise", from last weekend's star. The first couple of paragraphs almost made me throw it away; I'm glad I stuck with it to find what how a sensible, liberal, devout Muslim thinks is wrong with the world.
  • Bruce Schneier's "What the Terrorists Want", which was originally published by As he points out, the aim of terrorism is not to kill people---it's to inspire terror. By that measure, Western governments are doing exactly what the terrorists want.