I think it's a little saddening when I talk to the uncommon Jew who still holds negative views of the Germans for the Holocaust. Like any society should, they have gone the extra several dozen miles in trying to make up for the Holocaust and World War II. The German people know they screwed up, they're not foisting the blame onto anyone else's shoulders, and they've done everything they can to apologize. In fact, they're still trying to make up for it in their embrace of multiculturalism, and they're starting to pay for it.
The events in Dresden yesterday are hard proof that the Germans are humans first and nationalists second. When the people, not just the government, make an effort on the scale of seventeen THOUSAND to confront the extremist ghosts of their country's past, you know that their society has for the most part expunged the contagion.
This is what should be happening in Arab and Islamic countries. Whenever Hamas or Hezbollah or any hardcore Islamic organization tries to march, the citizens of that neighborhood should be taking to the streets and emulating the Dresden protest. Root out the hatred! Purge your community of the parasite that's sickening the world's image of you.
So far, the number of such Islamic protests is a smack-in-the-face zero (or very, very close it). The number of instances of foisting the responsibility/blame for Islamic extremism onto another party's shoulders? The number would shatter the charts.