Carol Platt Liebau

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Here's a truly scary piece on the threats being faced by Geert Wilders, a politician in the Netherlands. Yes, some of his rhetoric and proposed policies are overheated and over-the-top about the threat of Islamofascism (and it's unfair to say that Islam is fundamentally incompatible with democracy -- look at Turkey, for example).

But what's worse is to have had Islamocfascist terrorists make death threats against him as a result. As Wilders points out in the story, the terrorists are walking around free, while he lives in a virtual prision of armed guards.

What's happened in the Netherlands is the object lesson in the wages of mindless multiculturalism. The Dutch lacked the conviction to require Muslim immigrants to integrate into the country, and as a result, it turns out that they may be harboring a significant hostile population within its own borders.

As Americans, that's something to think about every time those on the left resist efforts to insist that immigrants are welcome -- so long as they are wanting to become Americans, not just live in the United States.


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