In peaceful city of Bonn, Germany, they were not expecting this kind of violence and riots over a small group of right wing demonstrators protesting free speech. However the far right movement (Pro NRW), did not show up on the scene in order to confront anyone but rather to protest free speech, and they did so with cartoons of the prophet Mohammad, who by now are notorious for sparking uncalled for violence in many parts of Europe where Muslims feel that they are feel to react with fantastic violence whenever their feelings are hurt in any way over a religious issue.
It would be complete hypocritical to say that the far right demonstrators did not know what they were getting themselves into, however one has to wonder how could it be that a few years after the initial world wide riots over publication of cartoons in small local European newspaper there has been no progress in the understanding of Muslim minority groups of the basic freedom for one to express his or her mind in any way, cartoons included. It only leads to one conclusion that there is a very large community in the Muslim minority across Europe that aspires to force the locals to adhere by their rules and to play nice to any Muslim sensitivity – or else.
Once again we are forced into a discussion over the who is the guilty party, the one waving a cartoon or the other passionately trying to inflict physical damage on those who do it, we find that there is no doubt that the total and complete fault here lies with the aggressors and not with anyone holding a piece of paper with a cartoon. There is no way to accept a limitation of free speech, this is one thing that the Western civilization had learned over hundreds of years of pain and anguish, and no one will take it away, not for personal sensitivities or anything different.
The good people of Bonn and Germany should realize how dangerous their streets have become, and that it is time to act and make a stand on the issue of free speech and individual rights, immigrants as well as natives should respect those issues without any need to show consideration for their feelings or sentiments.
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