Saturday, 30 January 2010

What Planet Are These People On?

Under the wonderfully inane headline 'Geert Wilders is not 'far Right' ', the Telegraph has an article bemoaning "the lack of British media interest in Geert Wilders’s martyrdom in Amsterdam." Martyrdom? It then castigates "the Equality Gestapo" for prosecuting Wilders for ‘on multiple occasions, at least once, (each time) in public, orally, in writing or through images, intentionally offended a group of people, i.e. Muslims, based on their religion’ in what he calls the "show trial of the century", even if it is only a decade old. Or as Ed West (yes, we've never heard of him either) puts it "on trial for “insulting” Islam by comparing the Koran to Mein Kampf, and for saying that Moroccans commit many street robberies in the Netherlands."

This drivel comes from someone who then proceeds to call the Dutch "retarded", label the Holocaust denial legislation "stupid", claim that the BNP is "not “fascist” in any meaningful sense" and that "Wilders’ Freedom Party* is not in any sense ‘far-Right”." He is also the person that came out with this wonderful piece of sophistry: "The Richard Dawkins-led anti-religious movement in many way resembles the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, on both Left and Right, which hated religion as rival sources of loyalties, and sought to drive it out." Guilty of the crime of Reductio Ad Hitlerum Ed? Surely not?

* Surely this cannot be the same Ed West who wrote 'We Need A Freedom Party Of Britain'?

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