Monday, May 22, 2006

Europeans: Will They Pull Their Heads Out in Time?

The Wall Street Journal did a piece on the plight of Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Apparently the European experience with mass immigration isn't working out so hot for Western liberalism,
Many Europeans initially rallied to President George W. Bush's "with-us-or-against-us" approach to combating extremism after the bombings in Madrid in early 2004 and the subsequent murder in Amsterdam of Mr. van Gogh, the filmmaker. Since then, however, this united front has narrowed in many parts of Europe to a populist battle against immigration.

Across Europe, dozens of people are now in hiding or under police protection because of threats from Muslim extremists. Dutch police say politicians reported 121 death threats last year. The number this year will likely be much higher. Geert Wilders, a right-wing member of parliament who also lives in a high-security apartment owned by the state, says he has received 120 menacing emails and letters since January. One of the latest reads: "Oh you cursed infidel! Don't think you are safe from our mighty organization....It is our wish to kill you by decapitation. Your infidel blood will flow freely on cursed Dutch streets!"
Europeans have a shorter memory than even Americans.

At the height of the cartoon furor in February, Danish businessmen who criticized their publication were denounced as traitors to free speech. Since then, a segment of the public, eager for a return to calm, has favored a more conciliatory approach toward Muslim anger,...
To this, Flemming Rose, the culture editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten says, "I think it is very dangerous to give in to intimidation, because it sends a signal: If you threaten enough, we will do as you please."

Hmmm. I wonder if that is the signal the Senate and the President sent to all of those illegals who protested for rights reserved for U.S. citizens. Hard to believe that some Dutch culture editor of some left-wing rag has bigger gonads that the U.S. president (though Teddy Kennedy is no surprise)...but there it is.

Nope. Things aren't looking good for Europe: European women wearing burka's to avoid being harassed by gangs of Muslim men, Scandinavian teenage girls wearing chastity belts to avoid gang-rape by Muslim men, and the European male will have no problem landing that role for the castrati at the local opera house. When will it end?

It won't, gang-rape, decapitation, and dhimmitude are a small price to pay for cheap immigrant labor.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mike's America said...

It's a real shame that so many Europeans fail to realize what is happening to them.

Bit by bit, they are going through the paces of appeasement that last time around saw their continent nearly destroyed with tens of millions dead.

I'm sure we will welcome Ms. Hirsi Ali to this country (too bad we don't allow more high class immigrants like her).

But I wonder how long it will be before we start to see the same game played here? What phony offenses will crop up where the only answer is to appease Muslims?

It already happened at a student newspaper at Oregon State University. After a column critical of Muslims over the Danish cartoon issue, Muslims demanded changes and the newspaper promised to allow a Muslim representative to "review" stories that might offend that community.

You think a student newspaper around here would let me have the privilege of "reviewing" stories critical of Repubicans?

7:37:00 PM  
Blogger The Plumber said...

The loss of Ali is a huge blow to Europe, where they need all the "men" they can get hold of.

I see the same thing happening here vis a vis our own immigration problem. Fortunately most of our immigrants don't want us dead, but aren't the changes to our schools, bilingual teachers and classes for instance, similar to sharia?

10:09:00 AM  

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