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"Do we want more Moroccans or less? I'll take care of that."

Reader comment on item: Europe's Epochal Elections

Submitted by Robert (United States), Dec 8, 2016 at 13:56

Dear Daniel Pipes,

I want to compliment you on on another informative and excellent piece of analysis.

But I also wish to Compliment this report with the event in Holland,
a wonderful Democratic country in Europe which I happen to love.
It is your personal friend, I believe, who has asked this question
because he has opposed the Islamization of Europe
before it became Populist policy.
Incidentally, he came to Manhattan
when Islamist attempted to build a Mosque
within a very few blocks of the 9-11 catastrophe
in support of our opposition to it.

Now Geert is on trial apparently accused
of incitement against Moroccans (Arab Muslims of North Africa).
It appears that one cannot discriminate against Muslim immigration
on the grounds that it legally constitutes hatred of an ethnic group, or something to that effect.
I personally am unfamiliar with the Constitution or Criminal Code of the Dutch.
Nevertheless, Geert doesn't appear to have transgressed of the Religious Liberty
of being critical of religion.
Religious Freedom - in my view - does not precluded the right
of expending that religion be obliterated, all, or just one, like Islam.
It merely puts limits on the extent of one's religious discrimination.
And in that regard, it isn't like Racism, which requires shedding of one's DNA;
it merely requires shedding one's beliefs - very hard, but not impossible.

Whether or not Geert Wilders will be found guilty of expounding religious hatred,
has enormous consequences for the Dutch, as well as the rest of Europe, in my view.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1For Europe: Christian Russia vs. Muslim Turkey: Seeing the Forest for the Trees [848 words]RobertDec 13, 2016 11:52234680
1Multicultarism and Political Correctness in the Netherlands [615 words]RobertDec 11, 2016 13:55234646
The death of Islamosocialism! Eurabia on its deathbed! [46 words]stevenlDec 10, 2016 19:35234617
Why I'm Now a Euro-Optimist [123 words]DaveDec 9, 2016 16:26234602
1It is not only in Europe [162 words]Vadim AnshelevichDec 8, 2016 23:48234590
1"Do we want more Moroccans or less? I'll take care of that." [255 words]RobertDec 8, 2016 13:56234579
1The Brits and Europeans are like a dead tree [414 words]Michael SDec 7, 2016 14:19234554

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