Of course, every leader in the free world should be doing this, but it is good to hear it from one anyway — and from Eurabia to boot. “Dutch premier blasts anti-Semitism,” from Ynet News, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende lashed out against anti-Semitism at a memorial service of the Jewish Community of Amsterdam on Monday evening.
Balkenende made the remarks at a special commemoration service in the main Ashkenazi synagogue of Amsterdam, the Rav Aron Schuster Synagogue, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Holocaust.
The prime minister was the guest of honor at the event, and seized the opportunity to speak about his admiration for Jewish tradition
and the importance of a constitutional state.
“Tonight we commemorate the killing of six million Jewish people, among them a lot of your community. The danger of anti-Semitism is, alas, still with us. I think, for example, about the latest words of the Iranian president to wipe out the State of Israel, which are absolutely reprehensible and unacceptable.”
“Participation is crucial for living together in peace and that goes very well with maintaining ones on identity. Key-notions in a multicultural society are integration, participation, and to know and to respect each other. That’s what you always did, and I find that most admirable,” the Dutch political leader added.
Of course, integration, participation and respect are not as yet forthcoming from many European Muslims. What will become of multiculturalism if they never get around to those things?