The Obvious Question So ... what is this thread about? Mob justice? Anti-Islamic propaganda? Establishing order in an ante-postrevolutionary society? I mean, I'm pretty sure it's more than just an ego adventure, but that doesn't mean I can figure out what the discussion is actually about. What do we make of this? Well, in what context? There are several that apply, and as this isn't about religion—er ... um ... yeah, that kind of leaves a broad spectrum. Human beings doing predictably stupid things? Well, hey, that's a place to start. A state so paralyzed that it must call out for vigilantes? And vigilantes taking it too far? Gosh, who could have imagined such an outcome? And as much as I might pause to think about armed vigilantes patrolling American schools, well, no, it doesn't work. We don't have the same sort of societal upheaval taking place. Indeed, it is hard to apply such an event in any objective context outside itself. So, yeah. What is this discussion supposed to be about?