When marching along the Champs Elysees to 'show awareness' is not enough, maybe time to try something else,
1) Shooting fish in a barrel becomes much harder when the fish are armed. Anyone who uses or has used a firearm in his or her work or is willing to learn how to use one safely should be allowed to carry. Going on about how the world is becoming like Dodge City doesn't make it so. It just acknowledges that what is, is (to paraphrase a former American President).
2) Is 'waterboarding' torture? Maybe time for a compromise to this long talmudic discussion. How about, anyone actually caught doing the shooting and who may have useful information gets his or her wounds dressed and, well, let the dunking begin. Talk later.
3) Stop Giving Them A Reason!
A lot of people take their religious beliefs very seriously. It goes right to the core of who they are. If you can't respect those beliefs, at least maybe refrain from condescendingly mocking them in the name of 'free expression of ideas.'
And besides, what exactly are the 'ideas' that are being 'freely expressed' by cartoons of The Prophet having anal intercourse with another man or locked in a homosexual embrace? Are these the same 'ideas' that are being freely expressed by an 'artist' who makes his 'art' by soaking a crucifix in a jar of urine? How clever we all are...
And speaking of cleverness, here's another real knee-slapper,
"Je suis Bill Cosby."
Ha, ha. Ho, ho. Hey, why aren't you laughing? Don't get the joke? Don't think rape is all that funny? Hmm, guess some people just have no sense of humor.