To quote Tom Wolfe for the second time today:
"...the dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States, and yet lands only in Europe"
For all of those convinced that the Bush administration is working tirelessly to squelch your freedom of speech, well, ladies and gentleman, I give you....Europe. Paul Belian of the Brussels Journal, whom we have excerpted from on many occasions on these pages, is under attack by the Belgian quasi-authorities for speaking his mind:
During the past few weeks I have been under attack from the Belgian Left and the media.... In February the editor in chief of the mass circulation weekly Knack wrote a piece entitled “Paul Belien and His Pals,” claiming that I was part of a neo-con conspiracy, led by Daniel Pipes (whom until then I had never met or spoken) and the Danish journalist Flemming Rose (of the Muhammad cartoons), who wanted “to anger radical but also moderate Muslims into violent action..."
Today Father Johan Leman, a Catholic priest of the Order of Saint Dominic (the inquisition order) and a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, has joined the chorus. Father Leman is the previous president of the CEOOR (Center for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism), the inquisition center of the Belgian government. In today’s news broadcast on the national radio he says that the CEOOR has been negligent because it has not already started prosecutions against me.
According to Father Leman I have incited racial hatred, with the result that extremist or unbalanced people, such as Hans Van Themsche, have decided to take the law into their own hands and shoot immigrants. Father Leman blames the Belgian authorities and the CEOOR for not punishing me...
That's correct, Belgium's foremost blogger is being threatened with prosecution for simply writing about Muslims - but in the twisted word of the EU, writing about the bad behavior of a few Muslims is causing the bad behavior of even more Muslims, therefore if we incarcerate the writer, the antisocial actions will stop!
It cannot believe that anyone is quite stupid enough to buy into this line of reasoning. No, it is a new form of European fascism, a 21st Century mutation; where if you do not abide by the worldview of the multicultural elite, you are silenced though government prosecution. The twisted reasoning displayed here is typical of the blanket rationale they throw over their henious actions, not unlike the false crimes that the Eurofascists of the 30's and 40's used to eliminate their political and social enemies.
Yeah - just like George Bush's America, right?
And in the Netherlands, those "tolerent" Dutch are going to strip the brave Ayaan Hirsi Ali of her citizenship, lest she upset any more Muslims...from Die Welt:
Minister Verdonk of Immigration of the Netherlands announced that Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be stripped of her citizenship. A legal procedure will be started to do so.
Holland turned into a disgraceful country.
Die Walt believes that Ms. Verdonk found her rationale for the excommunication of Ms. Ali in the Koran:
'The just retribution for those who fight GOD and His messenger, and commit horrendous crimes, is to be killed, or crucified, or to have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or to be banished from the land. This is to humiliate them in this life..."
From Dutch blogger Zact Ei, a post containing a timeline entitled The Machiavellian assassination of an MP:
Secretary Rita Verdonk has legalized many, many illegal aliens out of the 26,000 that the left in the Netherlands has claimed were prosecuted unduly.
Now, Rita Verdonk has ruled that Ayaan Hirsi Ali is probably no longer Dutch.
Literally, Ms. Ali has become a non-person in the classic Orwellian sense: She is being disappeared, stripped of employment, identity, and citizenship - not for crimes against society, or acts of violence, but for speaking out against the horrors committed in the name of Islam. The sin of speaking politically incorrectly is just as fatal in Europe today as it was throughout the last century.
This foul Continent, for all of its fine trappings, still holds within in the soul of a meglomanical beast. May America distance itself from its eventual fall into chaos, despair, and death...