Monday, May 01, 2006

The Mohammed Cartoons, Revisited

One of the reasons for publication of the cartoons was that by not publishing them, we were setting a horrible precedent that would force to give in to other demands under the threat of violence. After time, the demands of the radical Islamists would be so far from their original calls for "respect" and "civility" that the relationship between the demands might even become indistinguishable.

Well it appears as though Germany might already being seeing itself take steps in that direcion. Details here.

It only serves as a reminder that when threats and violence are met with concessions and appeasement, there will only be more threats and violence, and problems aren't solved unless you confront them.