Deep in our hearts we all held a compassion for others that comfort us. We want to believe that others think highly of us, they admire our humanity, our sense of international responsibility and our acceptance of all races and religions. But how to demonstrate this? There is, of course, a standard but ill-advised method: 'To trumpet your tolerance, all you need to do is wait until someone says something that you can construe as racist and it is your time to parade your own virtue by making intolerant attacks on others.' Unfortunately by using this method no one wins.