The estimable Melanie Phillips, author of Londonistan, a book that lifts up the rock of politically correct multiculturalism in Britain and shows what’s underneath, has a superb assessment of the latest events regarding Hirsi Ali:
So she is being used as the classic scapegoat. Drive out Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and they will drive out (or so they think) the threat of the jihad. Thus the authentic voice of appeasement; thus courage is punished and resistance abandoned; thus the murdered Theo van Gogh is doubly betrayed. A shocked friend of Ms Hirsi Ali says that the mood in the Netherlands today reflects a thirst for a public hanging. But this public anger is being funnelled not at the clerical fascism that has caused Dutch public figures to be guarded day and night against the threat of murder, but at one of those very figures. Thus the victim of violence is turned into its cause, and her institutionalised lynching will purge the terror from the people.
It is a mindset as medieval as it is misguided. Shame on them.
Read it all.