Freddy Thielemans's private militia, a.k.a. the Brussels Police Department, seems to be on good terms with SIOE (Stop the Islamization of Europe). On its official website SIOE praises the police for its efforts during last Tuesday's demonstration in Brussels.
SIOE points out that those molested by Thielemans's thugs have themselves to blame. According to SIOE the demonstrators who were beaten up and/or arrested by the Brussels police had not followed SIOE's guidelines, either by coming directly to Schuman Plaza, the place where SIOE intended to have its one minute of silence for the 9/11 victims, or by waving non-SIOE-approved flags (such as the one of Flanders, but also, apparently, Israel's), or by carrying non-SIOE-approved slogans.
During the demonstration, Anders Gravers, the Danish SIOE organizer, was wearing a bullet proof vest under his suit. When he entered the European Parliament (EP) the metal detector went flashing and the head of the EP security staff had to be called in to get Mr Gravers through. That was rather embarrassing for his hosts, since, so far, no-one ever tried to enter the EP in a bullet proof vest. Mr Gravers made history there.
However, as Mr Gravers says: "I do not want to share Pim Fortuyn's fate." Perhaps next time SIOE comes to Brussels it can warn all demonstrators to wear bullet proof vests. No-one wants to share Pim Fortuyn's fate, and not all of us are good friends of Brussels' thugs.