Photo: View of the Rhine from the Cologne Cathedral
This week's column, which is up, concludes by noting that an anti-Islamization demonstration will be taking place this weekend in Cologne, Germany. I have blogged about it here.
Here's an early report from the Associated Press:
Stone-throwing protesters have prevented a nationalist group from holding a news conference opening its "anti-Islamification" meeting on a boat in Cologne, Germany.
It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured.
The demonstrators had already targeted a previous venue where the Pro-Cologne rightest group had hoped to hold the news conference Friday for the starting the congress, which was to attract support from nationalist groups across Europe.
The three-day nationalist meeting is to include plans for a big protest Saturday against the construction of a large mosque in the western German city.
Police are expecting several hundred people at the nationalist protest and up to 10 times as many at counter-demonstrations.
Meanwhile, back in Brussels...