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No place here for heroes

October 11, 2007

Pieter Dorsman wraps up the shameful Ayaan Hirsi Ali saga for Pajamas Media. The Netherlands refuses to protect her, and the United States cannot.

While Salman Rushdie and Christopher Hitchens stepped up to support Hirsi Ali yesterday, many will wonder what has prompted this drastic approach, apparently at odds with that notion of Dutch tolerance and freedom. It left one terse commenter in a Canadian newspaper yesterday wondering why on earth they had bothered to liberate the Dutch some sixty years ago.

Pieter’s thesis is well worth reading.

Update: Hirsi Ali with Salman Rushie last year. Something tells me they have a lot in common.

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