Monday, May 15, 2006

Dutch force Hiris Ali out.

It is shocking to report how the the Dutch have treated Ayaan Hiris Ali. And the cowardliness of her own party in the matter is disgusting.

Basically she has been a thorn in the side of the multicultural Left (which really means they hate Western culture) and the Islamists. She has been an outspoken critic of Islamists extremists and that goes against the Dutch view of hiding hiding one’s head under the covers until the problem goes away.

Years ago Hirsi Ali came to the Netherlands as a refugee. She said it was to escape an enforced marriage. But that was only a small issue and she admitted some years ago that was not entirely truthful. She was elected to Parliament with the VVD. But has never had the full support of her party. Now a leftist has put together an attack “documentary” which “exposes” facts that Hirsi Ali had admitted years ago.

But the Left, like the vultures they are, see her as a dead body and came sweeping in to attack. it is entirely a non-issue and ought to be. She was a good citizen and an important asset to Dutch political debate -- to the degree that will stomach debate. Her life has been threatened by radical Islamists and she had a bodyguard everywhere she went. She also lived in a “protected” apartment but was thrown out of that because the other tenants complained.

Now her own party has attacked her over the issue of her refugee status. In other words information that they knew all along is being used to force her out of parliament. Worse yet she is set to leave Holland altogether. Now Liberty and Justice blog site reports that tomorrow at 1:30 she will announce her resignation and departure from Holland.

It saddens me that she is going to work for the conservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute, as her messages is an important one that should not be confused with the military interventionism promoted by the American Right. Conservatives are using the problem of Islamists the way they used the problem of Communists --- to promote a big government, anti-freedom agenda in the US. Liberals need to grapple with these hard problems and promote a liberal alternative to the militarism of the Right and the multiculturalism of the Left.