Malala has arrived in the UK to undergo surgery at a center “which has the capability to provide integrated care to children who have sustained severe injury.” One would expect the expats to come together in a show of support. Perhaps they are indeed doing so in private and deserve our gratitude.
However for now it is the “freedom from speech” mega-crowd that is attracting major media attention. ” A protest by 10,000 Muslims outside the offices of Google in London today is just the first in an orchestrated attempt to force the company to remove an anti-Islamic film from website YouTube in Britain……Thousands had traveled from as far afield as Glasgow to take part in the demonstration, ahead of a planned million-strong march in Hyde Park in coming weeks.”
Top slogan: “Prophet Muhammad is the founder of freedom of speech” Comedy gold: When asked where the women attending the protest were, one protester replied: “Right at the back”. The gold standard excuse: Ahmed Nasar said he was worried the video could lead to violence in Britain in the same way as it had abroad.”If you push people too far,” he said, “You will turn the peaceful elements into violence.”
The violence inflicted upon Malala can be (has been) explained away as a consequence of peaceful people being submitted to (drone) violence. This may explain why a million men marching in Hyde Park to support her cause will not happen anytime soon.