"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, May 19, 2006

Something Rotten in Denmark

Naser Khader, a member of the Danish parliament for the Social Liberals, and as described by Andrew Stuttaford in the May 22, 2006 issue of National Review (vol. LVIII, No. 9), is "a brave, engaging man who has discovered that, in today’s Denmark, for a Muslim to speak his mind about Islamic extremism means immense popularity — he’s probably the country’s most acclaimed politician — and a life under police protection."Naser Khader

Khader has founded "The Democratic Muslims" in an effort aimed at countering the '"conflict being promoted, by Islamists (“well organized,” he argues, and established worldwide) set on “controlling Muslim society in the West.” After that, the next objective will be to establish regimes more to their liking in the Muslim heartland. And then? “A global jihad. That’s why we have to stop them now.”'

Ayaan Hirsi AliNaser Khader is not alone in his police protected exile, Hillbilly White Trash covers another Dutch politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali whose life is repeatedly threatened.

Lemuel's suspicions are "that we are seeing a kind of continent-wide Stockholm Syndrome in which those held hostage come to sympathize and even identify with the hostage takers. If this scenario plays out in Europe we could see neutrality in regard to the War on Terror turn to a kind of alliance with the terrorists."

I think the suspicions of Lemuel are close to the mark. Maybe this isn't quite a clash of civilizations, but something "more controlled, planned, and directed with a vested interest in making matters worse."

Consider it the ink-quisition for lack of a better term.

Iran is certainly not in Denmark, at least I'm pretty sure it isn't; considering the state of education in the U.S.. Leadership there is playing it's part to a tee and keeping it's weekly Friday sermons rhetorically nuclear.

In addition, Michelle Malkin links regarding the 21st centuries new badging system.


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