Credit where credit is due.
These days too many Left-wing parties have refused to stand up to the lunacy of Islamic fundamentalists -- just as, I should note, too many conservatives have refused to stand up to the insanity of Christian fundamentalists. So when a Left-wing leader stands up to these morons they deserve applause.
A group of Danish members of parliament were to travel to Iran. The Iranian dictatorship demanded that they apolgize because of Danish newspapers printing cartoons that Islamic fundamentalists say are disrespectful. The Danes canceled their trip and Villy Soevndal, the head of the Socialist People's Party, had this to say: "We are not the ones to apologize. If anyone needs to apologize for freedom of speech, human rights, imprisonments, executions and lack of democracy, it is the Iranians."