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Henryk M. Broder

13.02.2009   19:16   +Feedback

A Moment of Capitulation

Genau 20 Jahre nach der Fatwa gegen Salman Rushdie demonstriert die britische Regierung, was sie aus der Affäre gelernt hat: Der Dümmere gibt nach.

It has come to this: If you are an Islamic radical, trained to carry out terrorist atrocities in al-Qaeda’s jihad against the United Kingdom, the British will welcome you with open arms. Not content with that, Great Britain will lobby insistently for your release from custody so that you may freely roam British streets—and the halls of Westminster.
If, by contrast, you are a duly elected representative in the democratic government of a country to which England is bound in the European Union, and you speak about the undeniable—though mulishly denied—nexus between Islamic doctrine and jihadist terror, Great Britain will slam her door in your face. http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MDVhODU5MDQ2OTg5OGNmOWJkNjk3MTRlYTg4MGJjZjM

On Thursday, February 12, visiting Dutch politician Geert Wilders was humiliatingly bundled back on to a plane to his native Holland shortly after arriving in London. Wilders had been invited to show his controversial, 17-minute documentary film, Fitna, in Britain’s House of Lords but was warned in a letter from the British Home Office last Tuesday he would be denied entry to the country. As reasons for his being declared persona non grata, Wilders was told in the letter he would “threaten community harmony and therefore public security.” The directive never stated, however, that the statements Wilders made in Fitna are false or misleading in any way.
A Muslim lord, Nazir Ahmed, and other Muslim leaders had vigorously protested Wilders’ visit, causing an initial invitation to be rescinded. It was reported that Ahmed had even threatened to mobilize 10,000 fellow Muslims to block Wilders from entering Westminster, a report Ahmed now denies. A cooler-headed peer, Lord Pearson, appalled at this attack on free speech, reissued the invitation to Wilders.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=F4BF2126-0D78-48E0-B463-5F7D645E19B6

Barring Mr. Wilders from entering the country is not about opposing extremism but giving in to it. As insulting or offensive as Mr. Wilders’s likening Islam to Nazism is, he doesn’t call for violence, let alone terror. Nobody really thinks his presence will incite attacks on Muslims. Rather, the unspoken fear is that his visit will spark riots by Muslims. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123447930283579567.html
http://www.nrc.nl/international/article2149956.ece/Geert_Wilders_stopped_in_London
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5718039.ece
http://www.nrc.nl/international/Opinion/article2149476.ece/Wilders_right_to_speak

See also:
In 2008, CST recorded 541 anti-Semitic incidents across the country, making it the third-worst year on record. So far 2006, the year of the Second Lebanon War, was the worst with 598 recorded cases. Still, last year represented a 4-percent fall from the 561 incidents in 2007.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304768724&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

 

 

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