scoia wrote:The truth of it seems to be that these countries don't want anyone to actually excercise those rights if it 'happens' to offend anyone.
Well, as those placards prooved SOME people are free to offend, and are actualy given a police escort to do it.
As with ALL demonstrations, we were drilled during police training, "The police are not there to stop the demonstraters causing trouble, but to protect them from the crowd wishing to stop, or protest against, said demonstration".
SO, in Europe and the U.K the protesters have;
1) stopped these cartoons being published. Therefore stifling British "free speech".
2) demonstrated they are above the law, which the native population must abide by.
3) fulled by thier success, they are ALLREADY starting to lobby to be able to legaly have four wives, in U.K.
4) Ten pubs in Berlin have been closed down within the last two years because of local muslim groups complaining that alcohol sales in "their" area is offending them.
(Interstingly enough, every one of these pubs is now under muslim ownership, as kebab shops, or "Imbiss". And guess what? they ALL sell beers wines and spirits!)
5) Local rag heads being "offended" by "Mini skirts" or bikinis, was ONE of the reasons for the Sydney riots, I believe?
(In my opinion, no they were not offended. They were "trying thier muscle" to see how far "stupid whitey" was prepared to be pushed.)
6)As I have said on other threads here, my Wife has, on occassion had these a** holes demand that she cover her head..IN BERLIN! Where SHE was born and bred, as were 4 or 5 generations of her family, the others in West Prussia.
So when is Tony babes going to appear on the steps of 10 Downing street dressed as a raghead?, When is it going to be made compulsory for all women to wear sacks over there head? (Although with Cherri Blair, THAT could
be a good idea).
When is Angela Merkel going to open the Reichstag in Arabic?
I can not remember when, but a couple of months back I joked on the Fundie thread, about them dressing in sacks and going around in white peugot station wagons raiding houses to make sure they had a bible.
I think this may well be very much closer than you think in U.K. Only it will be a koran.
This is all fuel for those that see Irving as a hero. I.E the nazi types.
Blair has suspended local elections in U.K, due next year. Why? Because he fears the backlash against what is happening with the muslims in U.K, and finding the neo nazis gaining seats left right and center?
In Denmark and Norway, the home grown neo nazis, have, since these demonstrations increased membership by 150%
. THAT is NOT including those that would not join the boy scouts, let alone a political party. BUT the estimated vote
increase FOR these groups, at present, would give them thier first seats in National parliament! Germany is lower, but similar. As are France and Holland.