Today, Valentine’s Day, a café in Copenhagen hosted a discussion on “Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression”. Islam knows not “freedom of expression”, and the inclination of a certain proportion of its adherents is to respond to any “discussion” by opening fire.
Why wouldn’t they? As President Selfie told the UN General Assembly, “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” The fanatics of Islam take him at his word, and act accordingly.
So at that café this afternoon they came in shooting and yelling “Allahu Akbar!” – which is Arabic for “Can’t we all just get along?” Three policemen are wounded and one member of the public – a 40-year-old man – is dead. And, in a small hitherto peaceable Scandinavian kingdom, another little bit of European cultural life and artistic spirit shrivels and dies.