reply to post by TrueAmerican
Having viewed the video tape, and watched it very carefully, the following can be stated:
It has been stated that Tolerance is a 2 way street, and neither of the groups involved were willing to show such. It was a disgusting example of
what happens when 2 ideologies clash and people set so far in their belief that they do not stop to think that just cause they can do something, it
should not be done.
This festival is a money maker for the city of Deerborn, it brings in funds to the city, thus they allow for it. Who is wrong, all sides are wrong,
the Muslims for not showing tolerance and actually throwing the stuff at those who chose to demonstrate, the Christians for actually showing up with
signs that the Muslims find offensive, and the Police for failing to stand up to both sides and not lifting a hand to try to stop violence on both
sides. While the Christians showed restraint in not retaliating, they were ultimately causing a disturbance there in that festival. It shows both
sides in a poor light. It set a dangerous precedence on both sides and will only escalate on both sides. The question is when will it cease to be
rocks and trash and turn to be weapons? And what will happen if someone gets killed? The debate will rage for years with each side blaming the other
for the tragedy that will occur.
When will it end and ultimately how will it affect the rest of the country?