Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Why The Dutch Are Wrong

While surfing around for news worthy of blogging, I stumbled upon this great post at The New Media Journal. "Fitna" is the subject of the article written by Mark Silverberg:

The MEMRI blog reported that the Dutch government had even sent a letter disavowing Mr. Wilders to Sheikh Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, Sunni Islam's foremost figure who has called for a jihad against U.S. forces in Iraq and sanctioned suicide bombings against Israeli women and children. The online Dutch site NIS News Bulletin reported that Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende "stressed repeatedly and with irritation that Wilders and no one else was responsible for any violence that might break out after his film's release" and according to a story in the German publication Der Spiegel, he met with none other than Iran's foreign minister, who advised him to use an article from the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights to prevent the film's showing.

Following the lead of their Prime Minister and consistent with its growing national d’himmitude (accepted second-class status under Shari’a law) Dutch television stations refused to air the video out of sheer fear. In fact, the U.S. Internet provider that advertised the video suspended its Web site and feared even to list the URL at which the movie could be seen, and, to the surprise of no one, the U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution deploring the use of the media to "incite acts of violence, xenophobia or related intolerance and discrimination towards Islam" or other religions. The European Union (the principal motor behind the Islamization of Europe) was quick to reassure the Islamic world that the whole idea of “free speech” was probably overrated and Thomas Landen of The Brussels Journal reported that one of the most respected Dutch journalists, Henk Hofland, had urged the Dutch government to withdraw state protection from Mr. Wilders who currently lives under constant threat of assassination.

These reactions confirm the fundamental problem within European society. While the international community is pre-occupied with condemning Geert Wilders for producing a video on the barbaric manifestations of jihadism, no one is denying the facts presented in the video.

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