Sunday linkage

Haven't got time to do proper posting. So here are a couple of links I wanted to use. The raw material as it were.

The Grand Dutch Islamisation Project

Melanie Philips
: So the inevitable has now come about in the teetering civilisation of Europe, and it has happened first in the Netherlands. One of the supposedly most liberal societies on the planet wants to criminalise someone for telling the truth.

Bad News From the Netherlands: Stones Thrown through Windows of Synagogue

The Free Dutchman: U.S. moves from darkness into the light, say the Dutch
Indoctrinated by liberal propaganda for decades, the Dutch can no longer appreciate an ideal in which government is largely absent and in which a grass-roots civil society plays the first violin. With the Dutch government taking care of matters ranging from national security to welfare, abortion, euthanasia, gay rights, the climate, sustainable food products, development aid, and “community programs” for the inner-city minorities, all that is left in society is the individual and the liberal state. The strong horizontal bonds that once characterized the Calvinist Dutch have now fully disappeared. All that is left, is their vertical connection to the state, which no doubt knows what is best for us in all social, economic and cultural issues facing our little country.

The fact that the Dutch have come to thoroughly resent the multiculturalism imposed upon them by their elites, unfortunately doesn’t make them face this bigger picture.
Well, maybe they do. A poll this weekend (NL) revealed that if elections were held now, Wilders' PVV would receive 20 seats (out of 150) in parliament (up three from last week), making it the third largest fraction in parliament. Only the Christian Democrats CDA and Labour (PvdA) are larger: 29 and 27 seats in the poll.

H. Numan on GoV: It's Time for a Change!:
Filip Dewinter said, also very correctly, that Wilders will gain massively out of this all. I fully agree. Tarring Wilders and the PVV black is one thing. Setting up a kangaroo court indicting and likely (trying) to outlaw the whole party is an entirely different matter. Had the Internet not been there, the government could get away with it. Now, never.
But we mustn't overdo it. In Elsevier, via GoV (for the translation):
Khalid Yasin, the sheikh who shook down Australia a few years ago, is visiting the Netherlands. In his latest speech, he says that Geert Wilders should be flogged for his crimes.
But Islam in Europe has the video of the comment: Yasin is asking for a 'judicial slap on the wrist'.

So how did the press get that so wrong? Were there advance copies of the speech, in which the flogging remark appeared? Was the 'slap on the wrist' comment the last-moment replacement, to avoid an embarrassing situation for our government? And if not: Why are people laughing at the comment? They seemed to be expecting something else as well... Curious, this...

The Death of Global Warming

EU Referendum on that new study that supposedly found the Antarctic warming up:
[W]ith their magic computer, using an equally mysterious formula, they have conjured up "estimates" to fill in the blanks left by the missing stations. By this magical, mystery process they have managed to show that, if there had been ground stations present, they would have shown that the continent was warming and not cooling – thereby completely contradicting the real data produced by satellite.

Even then, they are struggling, their alchemy stopping short of producing huge leaps. All they have managed to do is come up with a 50-years increase of just one degree Fahrenheit, smaller than the margin of error which they allocate to their own work.
Watt's up with that: Snow falls in the United Arab Emirates

Our Struggling Economy

Gerald Warner: Barack Obama inauguration: this Emperor has no clothes, it will all end in tears
It is frightening to think there is a real possibility that the entire world economy could go into complete meltdown and famine kill millions. Yet Western - and British - commentators are cocooned in a warm comfort zone of infatuation with America's answer to Neil Kinnock. We should be long past applauding politicians of any hue: they got us into this mess. The best deserve a probationary opportunity to prove themselves, the worst should be in jail.

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