The Mayor in the Dark


A quote from Daniel Schwammenthal in The Wall Street Journal, 27 August 2007
"I'm a free thinker," says Freddy Thielemans. Really? Many critics now doubt it after the socialist mayor of Brussels banned a demonstration under the slogan of "Stop the Islamization of Europe" (SIOE). [...] As the mayor of not just Belgium's but Europe's capital, shouldn't he rather err on the side of political freedom? Not in this instance, Mr. Thielemans shoots back. "I won't have Brussels regarded as the capital of racism, that's what I think for sure." Apparently, anti-Americanism doesn't qualify as racism. [...]
Yet you don't have to sympathize with the [SIOE] speakers to believe in free speech. Beyond that, banning the protest partly out of fear of violent reactions from Muslims would seem to bolster the protesters' point. If Muslim radicals decide the level of debate about Islam in Europe, doesn't it show that "Islamization," the erosion of traditional European liberties, is a reality? Mr. Thielemans did not address that irony. He said instead that he's not only worried about Muslims reacting violently to a SIOE march. "A number of democrats announced that they'd react too," he said, along with "NGOs that are in favor of peace and integration." It's difficult to see how people who threaten to disrupt a demonstration can be called "democrats" or "in favor of peace." Pressed on the point that the organizers should not be limited in their democratic rights due to what their opponents might do, Mr. Thielemans eventually agreed. In fact, if the counterprotesters were his only worry, he said, he'd probably let the demonstration go ahead. What really concerns him, the mayor said, is the possibility of violent racists infiltrating the protest, mingling among peaceful demonstrators and provoking and attacking foreigners. The mayor says that police have discovered extremist Web sites calling on their followers to join the protest and cause trouble.
Unfortunately, many demonstrations contain the possibility of turning violent and some in the end do so. It is the job of the police to nip such violence in the bud and arrest troublemakers. The pre-emptive strike of banning the entire protest seems justified only if the threat to public safety is significant.
How significant is the threat in this case? The mayor didn't elaborate. He couldn't even say how many potentially violent racist protesters were expected. "That's hard to say. And on top of it you are sometimes astonished -- even people you would never expect can react strangely," he said. "A part of the analysis always remains in the dark."
During our interview at least, not much of this analysis ever came to light. The mayor pointed to a "recent" demonstration in the U.K. where, he said, racist protesters attacked nonwhite bystanders: "The phenomenon would be similar to what happened in London. I don't remember the date but the police absolutely referred to it. It was very violent."
When that particular demonstration took place and what exactly happened remains a mystery. Oddly, Mayor Thielemans didn't know the specifics of an event that apparently was important in his decision to limit civil liberties in his town. His spokesman promised to provide details later about this London protest but never delivered. [...]

Anti Americanism

Ah Good old anti-Americanism.Love it.Just can't get enough of it.


Does anybody know if "they" have managed  to disprove the "Degeneracy thesis" yet?

 And whatever happened to that large body of unimpeachable evidence Count 'Buffo' and his pals collected in support of this science based theory of American inferiority?Must be another of those Zionist/Bush cover ups we've all heard about.Let's petition Michael Moore to unearth  it I say then film it, publish it and be damned!

You need to understand this person as

two dimensional.   Power - not power.   He has no culture, no state, no history.   Its worked well, left him and his type in  political power in Belgium.   Consequently he hates anyone with a culture, a state allegiance, a historical affiliation.   These people are the code word "racists".   Might as well use "Juden", its all the same to them.  

So they ride the tiger of one group, the Islamists, currently the weaker group, to defeat the Christians.   To them, there is no difference, any relgious are barbarians and need to be flattered and led.  And if any religious demand accomodation to their culture, give the barbarian what it wants; fawn, flatter, continue leading.      Who cares about how many wives, what kind of marriage, how many on welfare? The only dimension that matters is power - non-power.

Whilst we should show some

Whilst we should show some sympathy for poor Freddy who has to keep his muslim supporters happy we must not allow them to ram their fascism down our throats. Let us be there in Brussels at the Place Schuman at twelve noon on the eleventh in great numbers to remember all those butchered by Islam in New York and across the globe.