Monday, March 24, 2014

Must not ask for fewer Muslims

The Netherlands:  The party of Geert Wilders has just done well in local elections

Over the years, Wilders has gained himself a reputation as a committed Islamophobe who takes pleasure in trying to find out how far he can go in stretching the limits of free speech. According to many politicians and commentators, he crossed the line on election night when he spoke to a crowd of supporters at The Hague and asked them, "Do you want more or fewer Moroccans in this city?" They chanted "Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!" Wilders smiled and responded "I will take care of that."

Wilders' anti-Moroccan rhetoric is nothing new, but never before have the condemnatory reactions been so strong and widely supported. The deputy editor-in-chief of a major television network known for its editorial neutrality published an open letter telling Wilders: "Shame on you." The Association for Dutch Moroccans, representing over 350,000 people of Moroccan origin in the Netherlands, announced it would file charges of discrimination against Wilders and, one day after his widely-discussed remarks, more than 100 people had already requested prosecutors to investigate him for hate-speech.



Anonymous said...,0,581653.story

In case you guys forgot ab out Sanford, FL, this is where Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin. He stated there had been a lot of home invasions.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that Geert asked a question, and then responded to the answer.
If anyone was guilty of 'hate speech' - whatever that means - it was the crowd doing the chanting.

Anonymous said...

chanting is a lot different than killing innocent civilians in the name of allah

Bird of Paradise said...

How about fewer liberals instead