Guardian: Copenhagen attacks: Scandinavians value free speech, but now they need to be practical (i.e. dhimmies)

The chosen illustration for the article: diversity is more important than free speech

The most important point about the murders in Copenhagen is not the obvious and ghastly fact that they took place. We are by now not very shocked by the existence of terrorism in Europe…

What was remarkable was the presence at the targeted event of the French ambassador. This shows the way in which free speech has become a totemic symbol and test of identity for many across Europe…

Free speech is part of this civic morality in Scandinavia. It is religious in as much as it functions as a part of identity, a moral duty, something that must be upheld by everyone – and a good that triumphs over mere calculations of advantage. This is why the shootings are so worrying in the long run.

They set up a clash of integral, almost sacred values in which neither side may seem amenable to reasonable compromise… But this is a moment when everyone will need to step back from their principles and show more of the pragmatism for which Denmark is also famous…

Even though this is was from the Guardian, the commenters are pushing back (at least some of them):

Appeasement does not work. The jihadis simply see it as a sign of weakness and then make further demands.

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