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On Trial for Telling the Truth: Free Speech vs Political Correctness
by Phyllis Chesler
As we all know, the bravest man in Europe is on trial for telling the truth. This matter is obscene, and, according to Bruce Bawer, "surreal," in part because Holland prides itself on its tolerance and commitment to free speech. Ah, but the Dutch do not mean "truth speech" because in the picturesque land of tulips and windmills, not all of Orwell's pigs are equal. Truth is relative, subjective, ever-changing. Thus, if something is true but that truth offends the most reactionary Muslims — then it is not protected speech; in fact, it is criminalized.
How low can these Dutch dhimmis go?
I have been privileged to meet and hear Dutch Parliamentarian and possible future Prime Minister, Geert Wilders, speak in New York City. Together, with other invited guests of the Hudson Institute, we watched Wilders' short film, Fitna, which shows terrorist scenes of devastation around the world — we have all seen them on the nightly news. Fitna also has real mullahs reading aloud from the Qu'ran — reading passages that in all truth are contained there. The film, accompanied by a brilliant musical soundtrack, allows us to connect the dots. It does not preach so much as "show."
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