Saturday, April 29, 2006

Anne Frank taught the Dutch nothing

This sick soup of cowardice, shelfishness, hypocricy, dhimmitude, and just plain evil makes me ill.
“We are relieved. We just didn’t feel safe any longer in our own homes. Of course, we consider it to be terrible for Hirsi Ali to have to leave her house. The case was not directed at her personally. The point was that the State should not open us to so much danger”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a hero to all who love freedom. She was one of the first to warn Europe and The Netherlands of the Death Cult of the Moon God that was growing in their home. Her friend was killed, and she is under a death threat. Her neighbors; well, they want to throw her into the cold, dark, night - naked, unarmed, with a bell around her neck. The EU is helping them.

Translation via Andrew Stuttaford at The Corner:
“Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s neighbors have sued the Dutch state in order to get her to be removed from the apartment complex in which she is living under police protection. The request was initially rejected, but following an appeal a higher court has now ordered Hirsi Ali to leave her house within four months, I translate: “The court considers in its ruling that the neighbors have been put into a situation that has contributed to them feeling less safe in their own house. That feeling is extended to the communal living spaces of the apartment complex, but also to their own apartments. The court argues that this is a severe violation of one’s private life (as per Article 8 of the European Treaty for Human Rights).
This is about a perfect example of the "I hope they kill me last...." train of thought that has soaked Europe in blood so many times. Peiter Dorsman at Peaktalk puts it very well:
The State may appeal this ruling, in which case it will go to the Dutch Supreme Court. The potential of a ruling that will favor Hirsi Ali and is able to address the upset neighbors may turn out to become a costly adventure for Dutch authorities as it is not just about one outspoken member of parliament. Beyond a number of politicians there is a growing constituency of writers, artists and cartoonists who may rightfully claim government protection. And in most cases their neighbors are equally likely to take a less than charitable view of their right to exercise free speech. This is once more evidence of how Europeans fail to understand the bigger picture and are more than willing to let some short term comfort prevail over the long term survival of core values that built their societies in the first place.

So there are no winners here. The neighborhood is unmasked as a group whose shallow self interest is paramount, the State may have made a few mistakes and will have to spend yet more on security and Ayaan, well, she remains the hunted one. It seems that those responsible for threatening her will have the last laugh.
There are some great Dutch citizens out there. Will they come to Ayaan's help, or are they willing, again, to passively put someone on a train to their certain death?

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