30 Apr 2010
Am I reading things correctly? Is the verdict on Mr Wilders set to be handed down *on November 2nd*??
That is downright eerie.
For, if I remember rightly, it was on the sunny morning of November 2nd, 2004, in broad daylight in a street in Amsterdam, that Theo Van Gogh was gunned down by a Muslim assassin, in the presence of many horrified native Dutch citizens.
If the Dutch court has indeed chosen November 2nd for the giving of a verdict upon Wilders on the matter of his supposed 'hate speech' against Muslims, they have handed a magnificent opportunity for protest to all Islamosavvy Dutch citizens.
On the eve of All Hallows, on All Saints and finally on the Feast of All Souls, there should be huge rallies held on that very street in Amsterdam, centred on the very spot where Theo van Gogh was murdered in the name of Islam.
Those rallies would remember and tell the story of Theo Van Gogh and proclaim support for Geert Wilders who stepped forward into the breach after first Pym Fortuyn, and then Theo Van Gogh, fell on the frontline of the resistance against Jihad.
I have two pictures in my head. One is of a SWAT team of Dutch artists recreating - in the exact spot from which it was originally removed in grovelling obedience to Muslim squawkings - the protest mural that was painted on a wall nearby after Theo's murder: an angel, and the Sixth Commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill' (though a blunter, and better translation of the Hebrew, so I am told, would be even more apposite - "thou shalt not murder").
The other picture is of two women, one black, one white, namely, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Theo's friend, who was helped by him to make her powerful Islamocritical short film 'Submission', and Susanna Zeller-Hirzel, last surviving member of the White Rose Society who resisted the Nazis, and has now joined the Resistance to Jihad in Europe (I think she is connected with the group Pax Europa). I see these two women side by side, dressed in exquisite mourning, each laying down - upon the spot where Theo was murdered - a single white rose.