There appears to be a schism developing in the coalition determined to combat the world’s Sharia-supremacists, a Daily Caller column by outspoken author Diane West suggests.
In recent congressional testimony, the courageous former Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali took aim at the similarly courageous current Dutch MP Geert Wilders.
AHA’s appearance came June 14 before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at a hearing titled, “Ideology and Terror: Understanding the Tools, Tactics, and Techniques of Violent Extremism[.]”
She told senators that they didn’t understand how urgent it was to combat what some call Islamofascism.
Then she warned the committee about the rise of “radical right-wing groups.” But instead of detailing any potential threat posed by neo-Nazis, for example, she slammed Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV is its initialism in the Dutch language) which is the Netherlands’ second largest political party.
Hirsi Ali said:
If you look at some of the other countries – I’m really, really worried, and I think we don’t have the sense of urgency here – worried about some of these European countries. Do you realize that France is in a state of emergency since Nov. 13, 2015? Germany has closed some mosques. Radical right-wing groups in Europe are on the rise as they have never been. I have lived in Holland for 14 years. And when I came there was a very small, small radical right-wing group, and today it’s the second-largest party.
This certainly sounds like a smear.
The PVV, or Partij voor de Vrijheid, is a strongly nationalist, Eurosceptic party. It has no grand plans to do away with the welfare state or to persecute anyone. In fact the Parliamentary Documentation Center of Leiden University describes the PVV as “populist, with both conservative, liberal, right-wing and left-wing positions.”
Does Ayaan Hirsi Ali really believe Geert Wilders is as great a threat to Western civilization as the Islamofascists are?