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Written by: Diana West
Friday, September 19, 2008 5:24 AM 

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...






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