Muslims - Has opinion changed on them since 2006? In February 2006, Reggio Emilia, the city where I live and work, was the only Italian city to allow Muslims to protest against cartoons that satirised Prophet Mohammed. There was a peaceful demonstration, where participants declared that they wanted peace and respect towards the Prophet. I was the only photographer (not professional) who went in the middle of the demonstrators to photograph the event. The event aroused many protests by the right-wing and populist political parties. It struck me that the people who protested were embarrassed, as are those who are not used to protesting.
Since then, no Islamic protests have taken place and unfortunately, the massacre of Charlie Hebdo in Paris has canceled democratic and civil protest. Today, these pictures appear to be part of a forgotten history, but, I think, the Muslim people should make their voices heard in a peaceful manner against terror and violence committed in the name of religion.