yes he would be in jail. in almost any country he would be. but please, we are far from “virulently islamophobic anti-immigration”. we just have strong beliefs in the freedom of speach. we invented it, we grew upon it.
Geert Wilders gets a lot more votes than i and many people here are comfortable with, but it’s still less than 20% of the votes. now compare that with the US, where the Republicans get over 50% of the votes quite often, and they really are a lot worse. if you were trying to attack us…
now as for the article. thanks for forcing me to read the whole thing looking for content you insist is in it. i don’t know if you base that on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poncke_Princen, who was banned from the Netherlands on the grounds of desertion. apparently we never really knew how to handle the situation. but this is really a quite small thing, relatively. i mean if you have to dig back for THAT…
or maybe you mean how we aren’t taught much about that part of history? well, while i would certainly agree that our accounts of history we learn in school is highly skewed and i think i have expressed my vehement objection to our education system including for that reason on various occasion, i’m not so sure this is quite equivalent to allowing the continuation of the rape of blind children by turning a blind eye and protectorism. it’s also perhaps not directly the government that determines the curriculum.
and about the Vatican, i shouldn’t need to provide a source for something that is common knowledge.