On page 8:
People are killed for what is in their heads and for the amulets worn around their necks. A mighty university press, Yale, refuses to publish images of a religious figure—the book is precisely about them [images of Muhammad]—because of fear that grandly confident and irritated zealots will turn anger into the murder of editors, as they already have. The quiet solace of gentle, lawful community to be found in local places of customary religion exists alongside terrifying violence that asserts the superior value of one style of solace compared with another.
“Grandly confident and irritated zealots”: a perfect description. Fundamentalists are in the grip of an unjustified hubris, a smug (and also unjustified) superiority, and a smoldering authoritarian agitation. They are the chief danger to humanity’s collective future in the 21st century.
Lionel Tiger and Michael McGuire’s new book is here.
And here is the Yale book that is alluded to in the quote.