Delegitimizing the state itself

Mark Steyn in classic form on the Wilders court case:
[T]his court is explicitly attempting to criminalize the political opinions of a large swath of the Dutch electorate. That doesn't seem a smart move. Whatever it does to Wilders, it risks delegitimizing the state itself. Even by European standards, the Low Countries have too narrow a political discourse, and whenever somebody comes along to broaden the discussion, they either get killed (Pim Fortuyn), banned (Belgium's Vlaams Blok), or prosecuted (Geert Wilders) — all for asking the same question as this piece in Germany's impeccably non-far-right Spiegel:

How Much Allah Can The Old Continent Bear?

The way things are going in the Netherlands that headline will be illegal in a year or two. Pathetic.

The Wilders trial: Torquemada would be proud

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DP111 zei

Quote: The indictment charges Wilders with insulting Muslims by describing Islam as a fascist religion and calling for the banning of the Koran, which he likens to Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.

This comes from a statement by Winston Churchill. So what we have is that the present government of Netherlands wuould bring charges against Winston Churchill. Maybe they should bring retrospectve charges against Churchill.

Take care KV. Governments in Europe know that they are in dire straits, and are doing as much as they can to deflect blame from themselves.


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