Thursday, February 28, 2008

There will be more demands once we signal our submission

Per Klein Verzet the political pressure on Geert Wilders is growing very intense.

And in the hopes of offending a few Moslems out there, let me just say it looks like Dutch politicians of every stripe are pig-piling on. They are laying the guilt on Geert like nobody's business and it all must be getting pretty intense. I'm wondering if he has found anyone with the balls to actually air the movie. Will he just air it on the website (which is still under construction, BTW.)

God bless Geert, though. It sounds like there's still a lot of fight left in the old boy. He's going to need it.

Today the Dutch Christian Democratic Party (CDA), part of the coalition government with the Socialist party, has urged Geert Wilders not to release his Islam critical film named Fitna. Their parliamentary leader Pieter van Geel, thinks the expected consequences are too severe and does a [moral] appeal to Geert Wilders:

“this has nothing to do with the freedom of speech, it has to do with taking responsibility for the possible consequences about the safety of [the] Dutch people and our economy”

Wilders response was short: “they can go to hell”...

Only well known Dutch Arabist Hans Jansen had some decent comments on this whole issue:

The threats out of the Islamic world, that is the Jihad. The government is in fact capitulating. It's a surrender to the forces of tyranny. And if we do, it'll not be the end. There will be more demands once we signal our submission.

In other Motoon/Fitna news (also per Klein Verzet) Egypt has rejected Denmark and the Netherlands' participation in the Cairo Film Festival. You know that's got to tick off the Dhimmi film crowd.

Gee, I guess that means they won't be showing FITNA then!!!!