Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Dutch Disgrace

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born Dutch MP, collaborator with Theo van Gogh and critic of Islam, was notified yesterday by the Minister of Immigration that she could be stripped of her citizenship and be deported because she lied about her name and age on her asylum application 14 years ago.

Note that this has been widely known since 2002.

It boggles the mind as to why the Minister of Immigration decided to push this NOW.

The government, to their credit, is a bit horrified at this farce. They should be. This would be a indelible stain on Holland, like, well the inaction of their peacekeepers in Srebrenica and Rwanda.

Christopher Hitchens has a good piece on Ali here.

Scuttlebutt has it that Ali, who was recently thrown out of her house due to neighbors' security concerns(!) is headed for the American Enterprise Institute.

If so, a hearty welcome to the USA.

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