Sunday, February 18, 2007

Saudi ambassador: Wilders must apologize

Well, that was to be expected, I guess...

According to the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan, the Saudi ambassador to The Netherlands has demanded an apology from Wilders for the latters statements about the Quran and Mohammed.
Saudi ambassador Waleed al-Khareejy demanded Sunday
that a Dutch right-wing politician apologize and retract remarks made
last week and deemed insulting to Islam and its holy book.
A leader of the conservative Dutch Freedom Party, Geert Wilders,
had told the press that half of the Koran should be torn and thrown
Wilders responded today that he will not even consider thinking about about offering an apology (NL).
'There is not an hair on my head [Dutch saying - KV] thinking about apologizing', the MP said. 'Have they gone completely mad? It is outrageous that a country without any freedom of opinion should lecture me. They should learn that as a parliamentarian one is able to say what one wants in the Netherlands'
Wilders will ask Foreign Minister Ben Bot in writing to set the Saudi ambassador straight and to teach him the fundamentals of parliamentary democracy.

(crossposted at Klein Verzet)


Demosthenes said...

I'm delighted by Wilders' response. I'm completely angry with the control freaks--often mislabeled fascists by the PC--running around demanding apologies for people's statements. I hated the silliness about what John Kerry was alleged to say even more for the demands he apologize for than the fact he was deliberately misinterpreted. I hated the demands that Ann Coulter apologize for her statements about the four 9-11 widows from New Jersey. Let's devote ourselves to true free speech, which includes the right to think a person is a complete idiot, but not the desire to suppress what they have to say.

& it's not that I simply think people should be allowed to be honest. It is also that the things we most need to hear are those that do offend us. Ann Coulter is currently the public figure most likely to speak offensive truths in America and I deeply appreciate her for that, though I often disagree with her.

Pastorius said...


You da' man.

Kiddo said...

Hell, no. I'll even change my name from "Pim's Ghost" to "Wilder's Hair". They're already trying to kill him, he needs to stay on his feet and stand firm. God Bless the Dutch! Good show, old man.

Anonymous said...

Hmm... maybe it's about time to go for a second citizenship. Too bad not to be able to vote for the one politician in Europe who in fact says "f*ck you and go to hell" to the Death Cultists.


Always On Watch said...

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