The mujahedin are much more assertive against their foes in Europe than they yet dare to be in America, and Eurabian dhimmi pols are moving against European anti-jihadists with more dispatch than they have ever shown against the jihadists. “Islamist Threats To Dutch Politician Bring Chill at Home: Ms. Hirsi Ali Quits Parliament, Plans to Resettle in U.S. After Losing Safe House; A Debate Over Extremism” from the Wall Street Journal, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Across Europe, dozens of people are now in hiding or under police protection because of threats from Muslim extremists. Dutch police say politicians reported 121 death threats last year. The number this year will likely be much higher. Geert Wilders, a right-wing member of parliament who also lives in a high-security apartment owned by the state, says he has received 120 menacing emails and letters since January. One of the latest reads: “Oh you cursed infidel! Don’t think you are safe from our mighty organization….It is our wish to kill you by decapitation. Your infidel blood will flow freely on cursed Dutch streets!”
In Germany, several researchers, journalists and members of Parliament receive police protection because of threats by radical Muslims. Hans-Peter Raddatz, an Islamic-studies expert under police protection, recently moved to the U.S.
Flemming Rose, the culture editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, is also mulling a move to America, at the urging of friends and security contacts. He set off a global storm by publishing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. Twelve Danish cartoonists who drew the caricatures are staying out of public for fear of attack.
Mr. Rose complains that Europe is going wobbly. At the height of the cartoon furor in February, Danish businessmen who criticized their publication were denounced as traitors to free speech. Since then, a segment of the public, eager for a return to calm, has favored a more conciliatory approach toward Muslim anger, Mr. Rose says.
“I think it is very dangerous to give in to intimidation, because it sends a signal: If you threaten enough, we will do as you please,” says Mr. Rose.