Showing posts with label crime victims. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crime victims. Show all posts

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Geert brings Hank and Ingrid to roost in America.

I have always advocated keeping Geert Wilders out of our country. In fact, Wilders should be keep out of all civilized and democratic countries for the sake of internal security. Since about 2009, Wilders has been making frequent trips to the US and Canada for "speaking engagements" , and this includes at the site of the World Trade Center, where on September 11, 2010, Wilders gave yet another Islamophobic hate speech. At this time, the new Dutch government had not been seated from the June election results. At that time also, the "Ground Zero mosque" (called the "Victory Mosque" by Wilders) issue was ignited and Geert Wilders was brought over by Pamela Geller and her hateful associates. Also following Wilders to New York was the Dutch newsmedia and the view of tying this trip and hate speech to a new cabinet and governemnt was repugnant and shameful!

Beating up Muslims in the streets in the Netherlands and America. The far and wide coverage of Wilders' travels and hatespeeches may be causing a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes in especially the US.

Henk and Ingrid, Mr. and Mrs Dutch (sic), was a creation of Wilders to further his campaign of hate against especially Muslims and Moroccans. This last July, a real life Henk and Ingrid in the town of Almelo beat an elderly Turkish neighbor on the street. Aziz Kara eventually died of his head injuries. The shock of this murder also rippled through the Tweede Kamer (House) election campaign and was one of the factors that thankfully set back Wilders.
Let us hope that the Dutch people can wake up and see that Geert Wilders is not "patriotic" and that this type of speech is unacceptable and dangerous to society.  Wilders is actually anti-Dutch and opposed to his own country's proud history of religious tolerance just as much as Pim Fortuyn was. Like Fortuyn, Wilders promotes and advocates for hate of other Dutch people based on their religious faith, which is contrary to what the Dutch nation actually stands for!

In New York we have  Muslim men almost killed on the street after being asked if they were Muslim. In August 2010, about two weeks before Wilders hatespeech in New York, a cab driver  was viciously slashed and stabbed by a passenger after he was asked if he was Muslim.   On November 24 of this year, a 72-year-old grandfather almost ended up like Aziz Kara, beaten almost to death in the streets of Queens, New York. The men savagely beat this well-liked grandfather after he answered that he was, indeed, a Muslim. This follows the stabbing of another man outside of a Queens mosque on November 19. The victim was called anti-Muslim slurs as he was being punched and stabbed.  Some are willing to act based upon their hate of Muslims, like hate that is promoted by Geert Wilders.

 Rather than be a great shame for the Dutch people, rather than spit on the grave of William of Orange, rather than a sledgehammer to the great nation the Dutch people have built for 450 years - suffered, shed blood and died for - Geert Wilders's "Victory Mosque" hatespeech on September 11, 2010 was viewed as some sort of statement on a new Dutch government in 2010 (especially the second video) by the Dutch newsmedia. This was repugnant and every patriotic Dutchman should have been upset! 


Anti-Muslim "free speech" and spike of anti-Muslim hate crimes.  This situation has been further aggravated by Wilders' acquittal on hate speech charges last year. Hate speech has consequences and one of these consequences is that some people will act on hateful messages partly promoted by Geert Wilders' trips to the US since 2009. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2010 were 50% higher than than the previous year - and the SPLC cites the hate built up around the "Ground Zero mosque" protest, which Geert Wilders as a key speaker at.  As Hansdeep Singh and Simran Jeet Singh at the Daily Beast point out - these attacks have not declined a decade after the 9-11 attacks - but have gone up - and I would contend, especially after 2009, the year that Geert Wilders began most of his trips to North America (emphasis mine):
 For example, from 2005 to 2010, hate crimes motivated by religious bias show a consistent upward trajectory—whereas hate crimes against religious communities constituted 17.1 percent of all bias-based crimes in 2005, that number has reached 20 percent in the most recent report published in 2010. This is the highest rate of hate crimes motivated by religious bias in the 18 years since the FBI started tracking hate crimes nationwide in 1992.

Furthermore, while one might assume that the pattern of anti-Muslim violence would have decreased a decade after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, official statistics show that hate crimes against Muslims are at their highest levels since 2001. The most recent FBI data indicates that in a one-year period, from 2009 to 2010, there was a staggering 42 percent increase in hate crimes against Muslims in this country.
Here's what we should do: Send the 72 year-old grandfather's medical bills (and the medical bills of other hate crime victims) to the Dutch government. In the future, send the Dutch government your medical bills, property damage bills and other expenses that are probably a result of allowing Geert Wilders to travel about teaching people to hate Muslims in North America. The spike in hate crimes against Muslims appears to coincide with both the "Victory Mosque" hate campaign and Geert Wilders' own travels to North America. This problem was created in the Netherlands long before the September 11, 2001 attacks (Rotterdam, 1991), fueled today by the anti-Muslim counter-terrorism industry - and somewhere along the line a message needs to be sent to the Dutch governemnt that it is their responsibility to clean up this mess!  Take this hateful poison back to Rotterdam - where it came from!

Crossposted from Burning Tulips: Have Henk and Ingrid moved to New York?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Roman Polanski FREE ! Another Oh Yeah Moment!

For all of its recent stupid Islamophobia and delusional behavior based on the Islamification myth - the Swiss have finally done something reasonable: Rejected the extradition request from the United States, the State of California for Roman Polanski's flesh and possible sentencing in the United States on a 33-year-old sex charge.And - what's more - the United States CANNOT appeal!  Ohhhhh - yeah! [caption id="" align="alignright" width="182" caption="Polanski can expect Cooley not to rest...his political career is at stake!"][/caption]The legal concerns that the Swiss had to look at: "It this the right person and not 'guilt or innocence.'" The right type of paperwork and legal records had never been sent to Switzerland, the Swiss argued. District Attorney Steve Cooley of Los Angeles County also fought to keep secret transcripts out of Swiss hands that would have shown that Polanski's 1977 stay in a psychiatric facility was to be his sentence and that the results of the mental tests shown that he was not a risk to re-offend.In February 1978, after 42 days, Polanski was released, but fled before a judge could impose an additional 90 days in jail.  The Swiss believe that Polanski served his sentence and the other part of the sentence would have been voluntary deportation. Some other consideration and good points brought up by the Swiss with regard to the "very serious faults" of the attempted extradition of Polanski:
  • The victim, Samantha Geimer, who was 13 at the time - would like Polanski left alone and set free.
  • Has already served his sentence and therefore both the proceedings on which the U.S. extradition request is founded and the request itself would have no foundation.
  • The US never made any attempt to have Polanski extradited "for years" and Polanski bought a house in Switzerland and did not expect arrest when attending a 2009 film festival.
The last point - why now?  the Swiss may be asking - because Steven Cooley wants higher political office! Other than Swiss -cited concerns, the real reason for the refusal could be that the Swiss probably saw that the whole extradition attempt was for the padding of a political career.  There are many American prosecutors that use their powers as prosecutors to, say, send ham sandwiches to death row - why many would send their own mothers to death row - if it would mean greater political office!Steven Cooley for Attorney General ! YEP! It really figures - we should now know the game - and the Swiss do to! [Read "Steve's blog" and see just how "assembly line justice" for personal gain you see. Assembly line justice is likely to send innocent people away, even to death row!]Mr. Cooley is a political animal, predator prosecutor - which is the proclivity to abuse power for personal gain. Too easy to see here! This means that Roman Polanski's ordeal at the hands of this predator prosecutor animal are far from over - and I will predict that this predator prosecutor will search for some way to drag Polanski back to the horrors of the California penal system, like the notorious Pelican Bay.Also the victim would like to be free of the case - as a 40 something with her own family - she's a real healed victim. Good for HER! Prosecutors like Cooley hate healed victims, as it means they cannot be abused by being prompted to cry and carry on for show trials. Healed victims also mean that they cannot be dragged out to cry on cue at a legislative hearing for more "tough on crime" rubbish. Healed victims cannot be abused by predator prosecutors and legislators looking for more "law and order" votes.The Swiss must keep one thing in mind - America is a vengeful nation. America will search for some method and manner to extract revenge against Switzerland for this slight. Also -Roman Polanski will not be safe if he travels and it's suggested that he check the relationship that counties that he wants to travel to have with the United States. Since Americans are a vengeful and punitive people that don't take international slights - Polanski can expect Trouble Made in the USA from anyplace on Earth, mainly from fellow Europeans that practice the Please America First policy.While Americans argue that the Swiss were not supposed to consider facts of the case - it appears that they did - and this Author regards this as a good sign. What is good about this development, as with the UK terrorism development, is that prosecutors and law enforcement officials need to be aware that their practices in the criminal justice system, from the death penalty to prison conditions to prosecution behavior - is coming under increasing scrutiny and weighed in relation to norms and human rights standards of truly civilized nations.  The "war on terror" mad-dogs, criminalization of innocent acts, the death penalty and brutal prisons - and now the challenges to American prosecutors - yes - its about time we had international intervention against the American domestic order.The days are getting brighter all the time - chic-a chic-a--  ohhhh yeah![ Polanski Transcript Plea Opposed by Prosecutors - Swiss won't extradite Polanski on child sex charge - Polanski free, Swiss reject US extradition request - Roman Polanski avoids extradition to U.S - Roman Polanski will not be extradited to United States to face sentencing over 1977 sex case]Blogs - The Tattler -