Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Islamofascism in Europe: Speak your mind, and (1) we will kill you or (2) you can hide in jail

As discussed here, here, here, and here; the Dutch are the canary in the coal mine that is the immigration/demographic/religious nightmare of Europe's future. The plucky Dutch, due to the sins of their past and their small size, are the first to reach the breaking point, though even in Sweden, things are quickly getting out of hand.

After the assassination of Pim Fortuyn and Van Gogh, the most outspoken advocates for a tolerant, open society, one that fundamentalist Islam cannot exist in, have to live like prisoners. Even though you may not be Dutch, these Dutch politicians are fighting for the West, all of us. Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Geert Wilders are just the first.

Andrew Stuttaford at National Review gives a solid review of the issues at hand. You need to be subscriber to read the whole thing, but shame on you if you are not. They even have a digital edition. You can read the intro paragraphs, and here is a sample.
Holland was once known for its freedom, not its fanatics. It was seen as a kindly oasis in an unkind world, famous as a fair, broadminded country, a tolerant land where anyone could speak his mind without fear of retribution or the midnight knock on the door. Not now. Not after the assassination in 2002 of Pim Fortuyn, an outspoken opponent of Holland's ruling multicultural orthodoxy. ... Wilders, a fortysomething MP from the southeast of the country, well, he had been housed in a location that could only have been picked by someone with no sense of irony or, perhaps, with too much. He's been living in a prison: to be precise, the jail within a jail where the Lockerbie bombers once awaited their trial. Those who threaten him remain outside, free to do their worst. ... Somalian-born Hirsi Ali ... (has) been camped out in a naval base.

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