Europe Dying Slowly, Not Unlike Arafat
Elsewere, the continent that gave us the Holocaust has come up with a great way to remember Kristallnacht, the night when Nazi Germany abandoned any pretext of not wanting to murder all the Jews in Europe. What have they done? Well, in Oslo, they've actually
banned Jews from participating in rememberence cermonies, and in The Hague, several were actually arrested for trying to participate there. Way to remember your darkest hour, Europe! Perhaps you should tend to your own affairs before lecturing us about, well, anything.
UPDATE (Kodos): Did you know that the largest political party in Belgium is anti-immigration? What's Europe's response: declare the party illegal by judical fiat. I like how the BBC calls it extreme right-wing, although they did seem to be overboard but in the process of toning it down.
UPDATE (C.M Burns): I had actually forgotten to post that part. What's even funnier about that is that according to this account, "extreme far-right" in Europe stands for Women's rights, free markets, and the rule of law. At issue in declaring the party, Vlaams Blok, racist, and therefore illegal, were 16 leaflets that the party put out in the 90's, many dealing with the lack of rights in Muslim countries. A key piece, that the court in Brussles said was intended to "foment anti-Muslim feeling" was a tract written by a Trukish immigrant, a woman who is a member of Vlaams Blok. The piece decried the practice of female genital mutilation in Muslim countries. I think democracy and free speech are too hard for our "progressive" European friends to deal with when the majority speak out against them. This will happen in Canada next. Watch.