Saturday, August 18, 2007

This is getting worse and worse

All one can do is link to Paul Belien's posting on Brussels Journal. It seems that Brussels Mayor Freddy Thielemans has surpassed himself. Having banned the anti-Sharia demonstration planned for September 11, he has allowed a "9/11 truther" demo, organized by something called "United for Truth" (no, I will not link to it by Paul Belien rather generously does) on 9/9. The significance of that date escapes me but, perhaps, they think that it was on September 9 that Karl Rove organized his various dastardly deeds.

Readers of this blog have probably recognized that both its authors are supporters of the war against terror and the war in Iraq though we do think it would be a good idea if the British prosecuted it a little more sensibly and efficiently. (And yes, since you ask, the surge is working as anyone can find out if they read the reports published even in such anti-war media outlets as the New York Times and Der Spiegel.

For all of that, we do not think that demonstrations against he war should be banned even if they do tend to be organized in Britain by the Socialist Worker group. Even a "truther" demo should be allowed as long as the participants behave themselves. After all if lunatics want to parade their lunacy, why not let them do so.

One cannot help wondering about Mayor Thielemans's devotion to free speech and freedom of assembly in this particular case.

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