Un-Fortuyn-ate Sons

“Well, isn’t that special,” alert.

 

 

“Geert Wilders incites hatred against Muslims, and Pim did not do that: he had sex with Moroccan boys in dark rooms.”

 

 

Three years ago (February, 2006) while attending a Memorial Conference for Pim Fortuyn, and delivering this speech (“Jihad In Europe: Past as Prologue”) I witnessed, sadly, what the “heirs of Fortuyn,” members of his “The Pim Fortuyn List” were about.

 

A  major Fortuyn “heir” delivered an unalloyed Islamic apologetic speech, and had the temerity to claim Muslims in Europe suffered “far more” than non-Muslims—victims of the Malaysian dhimmitude, or “Bumiputra” system—in  Sharia-ized Malaysia. (Shortly afterward, Ibn Warraq, during his eloquent address, referred appositely, to that statement by the “The Pim Fortuyn List” member as ahistorical, and “disgusting.”) This same Fortuyn heir moral and intellectual cretin also made Karen Armstrong-like claims about the “benign” nature of the brutal Islamic jihad conquests of Africa, Asia, and Europe.

 

Perhaps not surprisingly then, three years later, Fortuyn “supporter and friend,” lawyer Gerard Spoong—after persuading a Dutch appeals court to prosecute Wilders for his documentary film Fitna—made this doubly appalling statement, which demonized Geert Wilders, while extolling Pym Fortuyn’s unfortunate libertinism:

 

“Geert Wilders incites hatred against Muslims, and Pim did not do that: he had sex with Moroccan boys in dark rooms.”

 

But Bruce Bawer’s highly selective memory recalls none of this in his recent apoplectic posting (http://www.brucebawer.com/ Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 9:28 P.M)ostensibly referring to the same subject matter.

 

Not the late Fortuyn himself (see here and here ), but the creepy remnants of his “List” were/are (as noted above) a mere simulacrum of Geert Wilders (see here,  here, here, here) and The Party For Freedom. Bawer might consider getting past (well past) his identity obsessed “politics,” and acknowledging this irrefragable truth, but that’s his choice.

Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism " (Prometheus, November, 2008) You can contact Dr. Bostom at @andrewbostom.org

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