Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Sharia4Holland's Threat Against Geert Wilders
Holland's Telegraaf, in reporting the conference of radical Islamists in Amsterdam this past week, speculates on the potential for violence on the part of Islam4Holland. At a speaking appearance this week on Dam Square in Amsterdam, one of the Islam4Holland speakers made a thinly-veiled threat against Geert Wilders ("Who we will deal with when Islam rules Holland"), as well as reminding listeners of the fate of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh (who had his throat slit in a city street after making a movie critical of Islam's treatment of women).
According to the article, the speaker of the above words on Sunday was detailed by police, but later released.
Also according to the article, a Justice minister has already raised the issue of whether the words spoken on Dam Square about Wilders and Van Gogh have already crossed the line. Of course, we are talking about Dutch law here, but since they have already prosecuted Wilders (unsuccessfully) for warning his countrymen about this clear threat, why not prosecute those who threaten people with death? Wilders must be thinking to himself, "I told you so", but, of course, if he says that publicly, he risks being prosecuted all over again.