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I understand better now, thanks. And if true you're only hearing only European thinkers in line with the (pratically racist) Muslims equals Bad dogma, something is, say, imbalanced in the news. Certainly in the Netherlands there is a strong camp of intellectuals and politicians appeasing the line of Hirsi Ali and beside the few radical racists like Geert Wilders and some of the dregs of the party of Pim Fortuyn, there are practically no politicians who'd share that nation. How in the name could they? Most parties have muslim representatives.

I really think that the USA not having a muslim minority is a reason why this neocon idea can spread publicly without so little clamour or protest: there is no integrated brake by an assimilated muslim culture. It is really getting a "us here, them there" theme.

Hisri Ali could become the darling of the rightwing pundits, but only if they would just selectively use her (and they are selective, so who knows). Bill O'Reilly wil probably explode if Hirsi Ali will say that "Season's Greetings!" is really the right thing to say, instead of Merry Christmas. No to mention she won't get chummy with the likes of Pat Robertson by promoting pre-marriage sex for women, like I mentioned upthread... Nor, I suspect, will she get good friends with Cheney's wife, who (I read) has been distributing anti-feminist papers from the AEI, while one of Hirsi Ali's best friends is the frontwoman of the feminist movement in the Netherlands... On several aspects, Hirsi Ali does not fit within the AEI at all with wath her history shows us.

by Nomad on Thu May 18th, 2006 at 05:47:27 AM EST
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