The worst part about this is that the West will continue trying to curtail the freedom of speech to avoid offending lunatics like this, instead of telling the Islamic world that to react with violent rage to a few cartoons is madness. “Egypt arrests man after nail bomb attack on German embassy,” from Reuters, August 22 (thanks to David):
(Reuters) – Police in Egypt on Wednesday arrested a man who tossed four homemade nail bombs into the German embassy grounds and attacked the entrance with a hammer but injured nobody and caused no serious damage, the embassy and security sources said.
The man acted out of anger after reading an Egyptian newspaper report on Friday which described a protest by German right-wing activists who had paraded caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in front of a German mosque, they said.
Many Muslims consider any depiction of the Prophet to be offensive – a series of cartoons in a Danish newspaper in 2005 on the same subject sparked protests across the Islamic world.
“It was just one person who attacked the embassy and damaged the glass of the entrance with a hammer,” said a spokeswoman for the German embassy. “There was no major damage and no one hurt.”…
Oh, well, then it’s OK.