Friday, April 04, 2008

Beyond my Comprehension: II

How can people be so blind to the benefits of a free society? Do they think the global economy can forever renew itself if freedom isn't defended? Have they no respect for the millions who live in the bondage that is orthodox "radical" Islam? The Brussels Journal:
Several Dutch individuals and organizations have lodged complaints against Mr Wilders for incitement to racial hatred because he made a 15-minute film, called Fitna, to express his views about Islam.

VNO-NCW, the Federation of Dutch Employers, has ordered its lawyers to see whether it is possible to claim damages from Mr Wilders for the loss of income which Dutch companies may possibly suffer as a result of a boycott of Dutch products by Muslims who are angry at Mr Wilders and at the fact that the Dutch have not been able to shut him up. “Companies like Shell, Philips and Unilever are easy to recognize as Dutch companies,” VNO-NCW chairman Bernard Wientjes told the newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad. “I do not know how rich Geert Wilders is, or how well insured he is, but if we suffer from a boycott, we will investigate whether it is possible to claim damages from him.” Last November, Doekle Terpstra, a member of the board of Unilever, called upon the Dutch to “rise in order to stop Wilders” because “Geert Wilders is evil and evil has to be stopped.”

Today in neighbouring Belgium the government’s anti-discrimination body CEOOR warned bloggers and websites to remove their links to Wilders’s movie. The CEOOR states that the movie aims to foster “fear, distrust and hatred of Muslims.” The anti-discrimination body has asked the Belgians to be “vigilant” and to report “cases of incitement to hatred and/or discrimination.”
Who do these people think they are? The City of Vancouver? If I hear such nonsense from another Unilever board member, I know what products I'll be boycotting.


zazie said...

Just a few words : Many of us here,in the loonybin called Europia, have made up our minds to boycot all Dutch products, should Mr Wilders get into real trouble from his own government ; the tricky point is that anything labeled "made in Europe" may come from any country of the EUSSR....I guess I'll have to be a tiny bit more clever than the Eurocrats, and buy only products labeled "made in Denmark"...

truepeers said...

We've had the idea for a boycott Sweden movement, given that we think that country has moved to a form of semi-totalitarian government that denies all kinds of free speech rights. But we still have work to do on propagating the idea.