After a Belgian teenager went on a murder spree and killed a Turkish woman, a Flemish toddler and her black nanny, Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt and others are blaming Belien — for creating an atmosphere of “racial hatred.”
This is unconscionably irresponsible and dastardly on the part of Verhofstadt and those who have echoed his charges. Belien has written strongly and fearlessly about the threat to European civilization posed by unrestricted Muslim immigration. As I have pointed out countless times here and elsewhere, this threat is not constituted by race but by ideology. Those who are trying to resist the jihad are not racists, but people who see the implications of the Sharia for the equality of rights for women and religious minorities — the Sharia that all too many of those Muslim immigrants want ultimately to impose upon European societies.
It seems that in Belien’s case, as in Hirsi Ali’s, that not only are Europeans not willing to face that threat — they are bound and determined to hound and persecute anyone who challenges them to face it. They are like the drug addict or alcoholic who rails at anyone who tries to bring him to face just how serious his situation has become — and they will meet the same fate.
Mr. Belien, I’ll say the same thing to you that I said to Ayaan: come to America. I know you have had disagreements with her in the past, but I refuse to side with either one of you against the other: I am ready to work with anyone to resist the jihad, and we’ll sort out our differences later. Come to the United States, and may the darkness that is so rapidly descending over Europe become for America an occasion for a rebirth of light, truth, and clarity, so that we can fight on with renewed energy against the jihadists who would destroy our civilization.