Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Welcome Ayaan!

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one of my heroes. If you don’t know much about her, read her statement about why she is giving up her seat as a member of the VVD party in the Netherlands.

Politics in post-Christian politically correct multicultural Europe are mind-boggling in terms of how self-loathing and self-destructive some of their policies are.

Ayaan -- a brave and bold woman born into a strict Islamic, clan-like society in Somalia -- escaped to the West and turned herself into a success story, getting elected to parliament and fighting for immigrant (read: Muslim) women’s rights. But because she says things that are uncomfortable about the reality of Islam as practiced by many Muslims, a number of cowardly Dutch would rather silence her voice and kick her out of the country than face reality. People who lauded the murder of Theo Van Gogh, treat women like cattle, hate the West and are probably fomenting hatred or even terrorism RIGHT NOW walk about freely in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, a lady like Ayaan is told she is persona non grata. For the most liberal country in Europe, you have to wonder what is going on in some of the heads of the leadership. Will the Netherlands give up their free-wheeling liberality and tolernace because they are too tolerant of intolerance?

The upside is that Ayaan will most likely be coming to the United States to be a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

The Netherlands' loss is our gain, as has happened so many times in our short history as a nation. Europe rots, America blooms.

We gripe about illegal immigration from Mexico. I say, let's just make sure we save room too for the many talented and educated and western oriented immigrants from Europe that may come calling in the next few decades as Europe becomes less and less European. And by that I do not mean less European looking (white); this is NOT about color or skin tone; I'm talking about mentality.

Anyway, Ayaan, I doubt you'll ever read these words, but I give you a big hearty Midwest American Welcome! And Ms. Ali: if you want to go out with a nice agnoistic Jewish guy, give me a call ;)


Blogger Mehmet Shehu said...

Hi, I agree with everything you say about Ayaan Hirsi Ali; she is indeed an inspirational figure, and this act of appeasement will be to the Netherlands' eternal shame. The columnist Melanie Philips has written an interesting piece on the Dutch treatment of Hirsi Ali at: http://www.melaniephillips.com/diary/archives/001700.html.

Incidentally, I also agree with your views on the BBC's treatment of Israel. The BBC is generally fair, but I'm sure you realise, however, that the Corporation is subject to the cult of political correctness. With regard to Israel, the BBC bends over backwards to give "both sides" even when there really isn't another side. At least as far as reporting to a British audience, it tries to accomodate the often rabid anti-Israeli far-left/Muslim alliance, which is a sizable minority in the UK. If it is any consolation, however, I think the vast majority of people in Britian can see through this.

8:26 PM  
Blogger airforcewife said...

You know, I'd never seen a picture of her before! Just read about her.

She's really very pretty.

10:26 AM  

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