Saturday, July 29, 2006

The German Cops' Reaction to the Other Demonstration

From Freiburg, Ben Duffy sends us a photo from
a small pro-Israel rally on the site of old synagogue that was burned down on Kristallnacht, 1938. It was also the assembly point where Jews were gathered before they were sent to Gurs concentration camp in southern France. I'm sure the location of the rally was not coincidental.

A couple of Muslim-looking teenagers were obviously not happy with the rally, althought there wasn't much they could do about it with so many cops standing around.

There was a much larger anti-Israel march through Freiburg about a week ago. Their signs read—big surprise!—Bush #1 terrorist! They were really obnoxious, and they gave me the old Jihad-glare when I booed them and told them to go home. That's when the cops came over and told me that they wanted a peaceful demonstration, and that I should go home. I guess I was "provoking them".
John Rosenthal has more on Germany (and on the abolition of poverty in Europe, as illustrated by France), Michelle Malkin has more on angry peace activists, Dennis Prager says that the "Middle East conflict is difficult to solve, but it is among the simplest conflicts in history to understand", and Michael Medved points out that it
should come as no surprise that some of the same angry leftists who stridently deny Israel’s “right to exist” similarly challenge the claims to nationhood of the United States of America.

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