The Danish extreme rightwing movement, the Danish Front, has marched in protest against Muslim anger over the distasteful caricatures of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Its spokesman said: "We are here to protect our freedom of expression and express our criticism of a lenient government towards Muslim aggression against our freedom of expression."
Well, one may be sure that if those sturmtroopers come to power, there won't be any freedom of any sort. At the same time on the other side of the political fence, Danish leftwing movements marched in support of Muslims and their belief, and to protest against the Danish Front.
KTemoc sees it as (1) Provocation, (2) Anger, (3) Violence, unfortunately, usually against innocents, (4) Retaliation, (5) irreparable animosity, and the cycle continues. The following had/have been typical examples of provocation and violence, sometimes with 3 events - provocation, anger and violence - started by one side:
(1) On the rise of Pauline Hanson and her racist speeches against aborigines and Asians, an old Chinese man in Canberra was bashed by two young thugs.
(2) Post 9/11, the rightwing thugs in the USA murdered Sikhs - well, to those Americans those unfortunate Sikhs looked foreign, were bearded and wore turbans. Besides they didn't really care to ascertain the identity as they wanted to kill someone, anyone.
(3) Israel vs Palestinian killings.
(4) Post Bali bombing, rednecks in Oz and Kiwiland vandalised mosques and bashed Muslims.
(5) Iraq, particularly Baghdad, continues its Sunni-Shiite-Kurds internecine warfare.
(6) Post London tube bombings on 7/7, a Pakistani was killed in the UK. Other Pakis/Muslims bashed in the Antipodes.
(7) Then Oz had its Sydney racial strife following provocations at Cronulla Beach where Lebanese youths bashed a couple of lifeguards.
(8) Now we see some Western embassies in the Middle East and Jakarta being attacked by Muslims.