maandag 25 februari 2013

Lars Hedegaard over het verraad van links

Hieronder vindt u een passage uit een artikel van Lars Hedegaard, de Deense islamcriticus die recent een moordaanslag overleefde. Ik heb er enkele relevante links aan toegevoegd. 

For years I have been a campaigner for free speech—since 2004 as president of Denmark's Free Press Society. I have been an outspoken critic of Islamic supremacism and of attempts to impose Islamic Shariah law in Denmark and the West. Together with my Swedish colleague Ingrid Carlqvist, I have recently launched a Swedish-language weekly newspaper called Dispatch International—to the great dissatisfaction of the Swedish mainstream media, which are probably the most politically correct in the Western world and are in absolute agreement on every issue of any consequence. 

Dispatch International is critical of mass immigration to Sweden and Denmark from third-world countries and takes a dim view of Islam. As a consequence, we have been reviled as "racist." We are not. We simply insist on our right to defend freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and individual and sexual equality. We also insist on our right to criticize religious fanatics of every stripe who try to impose theocratic laws and customs on free societies. 

When I was a young Marxist during the 1960s and '70s, these opinions used to be described as characteristic of the political left. Nowadays the defenders of such positions are routinely labeled as right-wing or as belonging to the "extreme right." Meanwhile, what used to be the left is cozying up to holy men who want adulterous women to be stoned, homosexuals to be hanged, apostates from Islam to be killed, and 1,200-year-old laws emanating from somewhere in the Arabian desert to replace our free constitutions.

De bovenstaande tekst laat mij denken aan het boek Het verraad van links (2007) van Carel Brendel. Vandaar de titel van deze blogpost

Zie ook: 
Blaming the Victim, Douglas Murray, Gatestone Institute, 18 februari 2013
Lars Hedegaard and the Enemies of Truthfulness, Andrew Bostom,, 16 februari 2013
The cowardly and hypocritical media abandons Lars Hedegaard, Douglas Murray,, 8 februari 2013
Lars Hedegaard Escapes Jihadist Assassination Attempt, Bruce Bawer, FrontPage Magazine, 6 februari 2013
(een Nederlandse vertaling vindt u op de website van E.J. Bron)