Obviously I condemn the attack on Hatun the fanatical Christian missionary. But Hatun was not an innocent victim. She was being deliberately provocative. She had an insulting cartoon of Muhammad and kept on putting it up next to her face and smiling. She wanted it to be seen by Muslims (who else?). It was provocative and insulting. It was incitement, pure and simple and any normal person would say she is asking for it. She is deliberately provoking a response. This is not a ‘free speech’ issue it is something else. It is an attempt to engineer and manipulate the emotions of some volatile Muslims to strike back verbally or physically. That is what she is strategizing to achieve. Now one can put it down to evil on her part or mental illness. I don’t know. Either mentally unstable or malicious. You choose. But this is not normal behaviour. She is a troublemaker who is trying to provoke a violent response and she is achieving it.
Hatun is therefore involved in her own attack. She is not an innocent victim. She is a victim, but not an innocent one. She has brought this on herself: consciously, with forethought and foresight about what will happen. Her desired goal is obvious: martyrdom. So I have no sympathy for her. And I earnestly hope her wish is frustrated.