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him and the government arrests him.
Would all of those who would like to move to Europe please raise their
hand? Would all of those who think it couldn't happen here, in the US,
please tell us why not?
"The Dutch Death Spiral
From Paradise to Bolshevik Thought Police
by Giulio Meotti, December 11, 2016 at 5:00 am
A country whose most outspoken filmmaker was slaughtered by an
Islamist; whose bravest refugee, hunted by a fatwa, fled to the
U.S.; whose cartoonists must live under protection, had better think
twice before condemning a Member of Parliament, whose comments about
Islam have forced him to live under 24-hour protection for more than
a decade, for "hate speech." Poor Erasmus! The Netherlands is no
longer a safe haven for free thinkers. It is the Nightmare for Free
The most prominent politician in the Netherlands, MP Geert Wilders,
has just been convicted of "inciting discrimination and insulting a
minority group," for asking at a really if there should be fewer
Moroccans in the Netherlands. Many newly-arrived Moroccans in the
Netherlands seem to have been responsible for a disproportionate
amount of crime there.
Paul Cliteur, Professor of Jurisprudence at Leiden University, who
was called as an expert witness, summed up the message coming from
the court: "It would have been better if the Dutch state had sent a
clear signal [to terrorists] via a Dutch court that we foster a
broad notion of the freedom of expression in the Netherlands."
Here are just a few details to help understand what Wilders
experiences every day because of his ideas: No visitors are allowed
into his office except after a long wait to be checked. The Dutch
airline KLM refused to board him on a flight to Moscow for reasons
of "security." His entourage is largely anonymous. When a warning
level rises, he does not know where he will spend the night. For
months, he was able to see his wife only twice a week, in a secure
apartment, and then only when the police allowed it. The Parliament
had to place him in the less visible part of the building, in order
better to protect him. He often wears a bulletproof vest to speak in
public. When he goes to a restaurant, his security detail must first
check the place out.
Wilders's life is a nightmare. "I am in jail," he has said; "they
are walking around free."
The historic dimension of Wilders's conviction is related not only
to the terrible injustice done to this MP, but that it was the
Netherlands that, for the first time in Europe, criminalized
dissenting opinions about Islam. . . ."