In amongst all of the brouhaha (and long may it continue: it's important and we might even get some BBC heads on sticks if we are really lucky...) about THOSE CARTOONS, there is one thing that we are forgetting:
IT IS MUSLIMS WHO SUFFER THE MOST FROM THE LACK OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.
It is the majority of Muslims - who were born here, raised here, do their damnedest (sp?) to get on in life and who are British - who suffer because of the lunacy of those self-selected nutcases who claim to represent Muslims in the UK.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR MUSLIMS!
That is our rallying cry. When the "West" says it is tolerant, that is what it means: it means that all who choose can benefit from this. We want to defend Freedom of Expression so that ALL may benefit.
We should do everything in our power to give the moderates the cover to stand up to the fundamentalist bullies.
Think about: if that is what HE feels like, imagine how much pressure there will be not to break ranks if you are a Muslim?
Free Speech For Him!
Free Speech for ALL OF US!