Steyn on truth, Wilders, Muslims, and the inimitable dhimmi Jacqui Smith: “From Islamabad to Bradford: Degrees of accommodation,” by Mark Steyn in National Review, February 21 (thanks to Hugo Schmidt):
Anyway, Geert Wilders”s short film is basically a compilation video of footage from various recent Muslim terrorist atrocities “” whoops, sorry, “anti-Islamic activities” “” accompanied by the relevant chapter and verse from the Koran. Jacqui Smith banned the filmmaker on “public order” grounds “” in other words, the government’s fear that Lord Ahmed meant what he said about a 10,000-strong mob besieging the Palace of Westminster. You might conceivably get the impression from Wilders”s movie that many Muslims are irrational and violent types it’s best to steer well clear of. But, if you didn’t, Jacqui Smith pretty much confirmed it: We can’t have chaps walking around saying Muslims are violent because they”ll go bananas and smash the place up.