According to the American website Little Green Footballs the late Pim Fortuyn, who was murdered in the Netherlands by a political opponent in May 2002,
may have been labeled a ‘racist’ by the usual suspects for his opposition to the invasion of radical Islam, but he was also strongly opposed to the Belgian Vlaams Belang party; he called them a ‘fascist’ group.
Did he, indeed? This is from a column which Fortuyn wrote in 2000 after Filip Dewinter, one of the leaders of the Flemish-separatist Vlaams Blok (Vlaams Belang), had been assaulted in a television studio in the Netherlands. As Filip Dewinter fled from the studio his car was smashed and destroyed with iron bars. The far-left activists who demolished the car conspicuously left Nazi literature on the back seat.
Fortuyn wrote an indignant column about the event. The column was censored. It was published after his assassination by the Dutch weekly HP/De Tijd (21 May 2002). Excerpts:
Filip Dewinter of the Vlaams Blok was in the Netherlands. Well, he is not likely to forget the occasion. The Dutch public television network NOS had asked him to appear in an interview. He had hardly sat down when he was attacked. […] Mr. Dewinter had to flee for his life and was evacuated in a police vehicle. […] Then the camera zoomed in on his demolished BMW, focusing on the back seat of the car, on a book entitled “Rudolf Hess’s mother.” I do not know that book, but it is clear what the NOS is trying to convey: this man is no good, he is a fascist!
I have seldom seen such a cowardly act. A man is beset by many and the NOS, who should have been indignant and come to the defense of their guest, shows that the man is no good and hence is only getting what he deserves: that is what their pictures suggest.
I cannot condone these [far-left] activists. Outnumbering him, they abuse a man with the methods of fascists and nazis. They silenced Dewinter physically, threatened his person and damaged his property. […] In this country the police never takes note of violence perpetrated by the left, nor do the intelligence services, and these culprits, too, will never be caught. […]
The judicial authorities are present with cameras at public hearings in every single hamlet in the Netherlands where an asylum centre is to be opened, in order to accuse anyone who is not careful how he speaks and persecute them for discrimination, but they are not there to prevent attacks on Filip Dewinter. So-called autonomists [a violent far-left group] whose names and addresses are known by the Volkskrant [a left-wing newspaper], are allowed to distribute posters depicting me beside a portrait of Hitler. The authorities refuse to prosecute: they say this is something I just have to accept! I would like to know how they would react if I had not happened to be white, but simply nice and black!
Will Little Green Footballs correct its disinformation?