Ultima Thule

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is persona non grata in Holland

By Aussiegirl

Christopher Hitchens has some important things to say about the shameful treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Holland.

Holland's latest insult to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. By Christopher�Hitchens

In the two weeks since I wrote about the increasing isolation of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born Dutch parliamentarian, her isolation has markedly increased. Dutch courts have already required her to vacate her home as a result of her neighbors' petition to have her evicted, and she was on the verge of resigning her seat in the Dutch parliament and of requesting the right of residence in the United States. But this was not enough to satisfy her critics. A leftist news team in the Netherlands has broadcast an item about the way in which she had initially entered the country, and now the immigration minister has proposed stripping her of citizenship (and thus of her seat in parliament) as a result of the irregularities involved.

The Hague is a much less surreal place than Prague, but there are elements of this proceeding that might have made Franz Kafka smile.


At 2:24 AM, Blogger Morris said...

Yes, I recently read a similar article on this.
The truly shameful thing is *all* she did was tell the truth and speak out on poor treatment of women under Islam.


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