Mathias Doepfner writes, in the Lebanese Daily Star
, that German is
[R]eacting to the escalating violence by Islamic fundamentalists in Holland, Britain and elsewhere in Europe? By suggesting - wait for it - that the proper response to such barbarism is to initiate a "Muslim holiday" in Germany.
[Self-satisfied Europe, thy name is cowardiceJuly 30, 2005]
My question is, is it going to be celebrated, as John Adams put it
"by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other."
Exactly how loud are the fireworks
expected to be?