Thursday, 20 September 2012

The speaker of the European parliament has strongly condemned the recent anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims. But he in his turn has been roundly criticised for giving in to extremists. The film continues to provoke fierce reactions in the Western as well as the Arab world.

“I condemn strongly not only the content but also the distribution of such a movie, which is humiliating the feelings of a lot of people all over the world,” said a press statement issued yesterday by Martin Schulz, the speaker of the European parliament, in reaction to the amateur video that has led to sometimes violent protests throughout the Islamic world.

Dutch Euro-parliamentarian Hans van Baalen is unimpressed: “Schulz should be standing up for the freedom of expression”, the centre-right MEP told a Dutch radio station.
“This denunciation puts him on the wrong side of the argument. He’d have been better off saying that while he personally might find it a bad film, it must be possible to make and distribute it”.

According to van Baalen, someone who is on the right side is the Moroccan-Dutch Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Abu Taleb. “He spoke out for freedom of expression and advised Muslims to ignore the film”. Van Baalen emphasised that Abu Taleb is himself a Muslim.
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders was also quick to condemn Schulz’s statement. Via Twitter, Wilders called him a ‘coward’ who had ‘sentenced freedom of speech to death’.

According to this article on PI (itself a translation from a Dutch newspaper), the PVV has introduced steps to have Schulz removed from his office. Of course, I don't suppose the effort will succeed, but it's always useful to send a signal to these people that they're not completely immune from public opinion.


Anonymous said...

Appaling. I checked the sources to see.

I interpret it as a personal statement, nevertheless.

Me said...

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Anonymous said...

According to the Talmud (search for "talmud uncensored") marriages between Christian and Jews null - Eben Haezar 44,8
Apostates to be cast into well, not rescued - Abhodah Zarah 26b
Baptized Jews are to be put to death - Hilkhoth Akum X,2
Kill renegades who turn to Christian rituals - Iore Dea 158,2
Strangely it appears there are a lot of similarities between jews and mooslims, dont overlook - Zohar 11, 64b "Christian birth rate to be diminished materially".
jews are the biggest drivers of the multiculti invasion of the White countries - surprise surprise!
Bertie Badger

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