May 17, 2006

IF TOM TANCREDO RAN THE WORLD:

"Voltaire and Erasmus Are Spinning in their Graves" (Henryk M. Broder, May 17, 2006, Der Spiegel)

Holland's most famous immigrant -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali -- has been stripped of her citizenship overnight following television revelations about news that's long been public: she lied a little on her application for asylum years ago. The controversial decision by the country's immigration minister has sparked outrage, and many are calling it a dark day for Dutch democracy.

Dark? Think of it as a whitening...

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 17, 2006 1:51 PM
Comments

As I've always said, "If it's Dutch it ain't much"

Posted by: H.D. Miller at May 17, 2006 1:56 PM

Beyond belief. America's gain, though, even if I don't like her politics much.

Wanna trade? We'll give you five draft dodgers and two more snowbirds for her.

Posted by: Peter B at May 17, 2006 2:34 PM

Jeez. It's impossible to establish a bottom for European venality to sink to.

Posted by: Twn at May 17, 2006 2:40 PM

"America's gain" No
"Wanna trade?" Yes

If the US doesn't have the option to reject someone who is an outspoken opponent of Democracy and proponent of state imposed secular values such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali then further discussions of America being a proposition nation is silly. The woman is an enemy of Christianity as much as an enemy of Islam. She would be most comfortable in Canada or France.

Posted by: h-man at May 17, 2006 3:08 PM

h:

No, you miss the point--she's very Dutch.

Posted by: oj at May 17, 2006 3:12 PM

OJ: The white Dutch deported her in favor of the dark radical Islamicists. How is that a whitening?

If you are arguing that her expulsion was an act to make Holland more Dutch, how do you square that with your statement that she herself is very Dutch?

Posted by: Pepys at May 17, 2006 4:10 PM

Pepys:

No, they enforced their petty rules at the expense of losing an exemplar of Dutchism.

Posted by: oj at May 17, 2006 5:11 PM

It would be a wonderful humiliation for the Holland govt by having her submit a formal petition for asylum from Dutch political persecution, and have the US grant it on that basis.

Posted by: Gideon at May 18, 2006 1:45 AM

What's with all the whimpering?

This women is a hero, pure and simple.

The entire reeking episode further forces the contradictions. By all means have her seek refuge in America, while all those self-righteous progressives---of both genders and all colors---twist themselves into pretzels.

And bring it on.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at May 18, 2006 2:39 AM

Because secular extremism is no better than Islamic.

Posted by: oj at May 18, 2006 7:29 AM

It's a whitening because that's what colour the flag of surrender is.

Posted by: BC Monkey at May 18, 2006 7:37 AM
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