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AP: “Far-Righters” Arrested For Anti-Islam Protest

From a joyous Associated Press:

A group wearing t-shirts which read ‘Stop Islamization’ protest during a demonstration regarding what some believe as the Islamization of Europe in Brussels, Tuesday Sept. 11, 2007. Demonstrations were banned by the Belgian government on Tuesday and those who took part were arrested.

Belgian Far-Righters Arrested at Demo

September 11, 2007

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Police arrested two leaders of a Belgian far-right party Tuesday for staging an illegal protest against the “Islamization of Europe,” six years to the day after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Police scuffled with some of the 200 people converged on two squares in the EU district of Brussels to protest against what they perceived the rise of Islam as a significant political force across Europe. They handcuffed two leaders of the far-right Flemish Interest Party, which is very critical of Muslim immigrants, and took them away in police vans.

Protesters sought to use the 9/11 anniversary to point out that Islam threatens democracy and the rule of law in Europe.

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The demonstration was initially planned by the Stop Islamization of Europe, a loose alliance with roots in Germany, Britain and Denmark which had predicted that 20,000 people would come to Brussels from all over Europe.

Brussels Mayor Freddy Thielemans banned the protest last month calling SIOE an inflammatory group and its proposed demonstration a threat to public order. An appeals court upheld the ban Aug. 29.

Only 200 or so protesters showed up Tuesday for a protest lasting only 30 minutes. The demonstrators faced over 100 police, backed up by water cannons and helicopters, who closed off streets around the EU headquarters.

“We support the goals of the demonstration to protest against the lack of freedom of expression in this country,” said Frank Vanhecke, the head of the Flemish Interest Party before he was bundled off to the police station. “And we also we fully agree that the rise of Islam in Europe poses a risk to our values.” 

Notice the editorializing in the headline and throughout the article. How many times has “far-lefters” been used in any of the headlines about the countless protests that you have?

But the leftwing establishment and its media sees any demonstration as "a threat to public order" — when it challenges their agenda.

Belgian riot police arrest protesters during a banned demonstration organised by the “Stop the Islamisation of Europe” group in Brussels September 11, 2007.The demonstration, which coincides with the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, was banned by the mayor of Brussels on the grounds that it would threaten public order.

Obviously they arrested more than just two leaders of that wicked right-wing party.

But we are to accept our dhimmitude without demurral.

Happy 9/11 day, everyone!

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, September 11th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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