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Submitted by Daniel Teeboom (Netherlands), Aug 19, 2010 at 08:13

As long as you support Geert Wilders in any way, and don't like to see Muslim community centers built near Ground Zero you will be regarded as rightwing extremist. At least that is the impression I get from those who take an interest on the issue from the left side here in Holland.

Being jewish doesn't help, certainly if you support Israel. The word Neocon springs to mind. I'm just talking about impressions here.

I think the power of the left is so persuasive that it really doesn't matter why you understand the danger of Islamization. As long as you do, because it is very hard to get people to understand there is even a problem. To consider doing that is heretical.

I don't think it matters how we break that refusal to see what's going on. As long as it is done. Once that happens and people are willing to stop Islamization moderation is key. But it won't depend on people like you. It depends, I think, on the moment when governments will take action to what is perceived by us as a threat.

Very moderate if they take action soon. Very extreme, if action occurs in let's say 30 years.

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