Thursday, August 30, 2007

Speaking of the 9/11 anniversary ...

Hard to know what to make of this. A group called "Stop the Islamisation of Europe" is planning a protest outside the European Parliament building in Brussels on 11th September. It's billed as being against the introduction of Sharia law in Europe. It's not clear who, at least who with any size of a constituency is for that, but anyway. Now it appears that the protest has been banned. And at some stage Italy's Northern League had hitched its wagon to the cause, which is perhaps support that they could have done without. And then there's some business about an allegedly "pro-Hezbollah" counter-demonstration.

It really is shaping up as the most contentious 9/11 anniversary yet. With the distance of time the memory of the victims decreases in power relative to the meanings people want to attach to the event.

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