A protest by 10,000 Muslims outside the offices of Google in London today is just the first in an orchestrated attempt to force the company to remove an anti-Islamic film from website YouTube in Britain.
Thousands had travelled from as far afield as Glasgow to take part in the demonstration, ahead of a planned million-strong march in Hyde Park in coming weeks.
Anger over 'The Innocence of Muslims', an American-produced film which insults the Prophet Mohammad and demeans Muslims, according to protesters, remains available to watch on the website YouTube, a subsidiary of Google.Organiser Masoud Alam said: "Our next protest will be at the offices of Google and YouTube across the world. We are looking to ban this film.
"This is not freedom of expression, there is a limit for that. This insult of the Prophet will not be allowed."
Oh, "there is a limit" is there? Well maybe we should all think about that just a little bit, hmmm? Where might such a limit be set?
Well it might be set, as in this case, by whatever pack of idiots can turn out the largest most unruly crowd. On the other hand, after people get heartily sick of unruly packs of idiots burning cars, the limit may very well be set by the MAJORITY.
That would be the Scary People. The ones that don't protest and burn cars. The ones who quietly, reluctantly think about the day we might need to do something about all those idiots wrecking our place. Think about the most efficient way to do things.
We might decide to do something precipitous, like jail every Muslim in the country. We've done it before. Ask the Japanese in BC, they know. Ask the Germans in Ontario. Ask the Taliban, if you can get them to stop running away from the Canadian Army for a second.
Now as to Google. I hope this cements in the minds of the upper management the fact that appeasement breeds contempt. Bending over backward to accommodate these cretins gets you nothing... except bent over. And over and over and over.
However there is one sensible thing said by one of the protesters:
Self-employed businessman Ahmed Nasar said he was worried the video could lead to violence in Britain in the same way as it had abroad. "If you push people too far," he said, "You will turn the peaceful elements into violence."
Of course Mr. Nasar meant that as a threat, that the "peaceful" elements making a bloody nuisance of themselves in the street might get all violent if Google doesn't give them what they want. Again. But Mr. Nasar should carefully consider what could happen if the huge number of English and Scots and Welsh who are NOT Muslim should grow weary of his antics. There hasn't been a country or an empire yet that survived pissing off the English.
Wake up and understand who you are dealing with, Ahmed.