Dutch Socialist Leader: Islamic Terror = Resistance Against Nazis
Dutch Socialist Party leader Jan Marijnissen says there isn’t much difference between Islamic terrorism and the Dutch resistance to the Nazis in World War II: SP Leader Compares Islamic Terrorism to resistance against the Nazis. (Hat tip: Ethel.)
THE HAGUE, 22/07/06 - Socialist Party (SP) leader Jan Marijnissen has suggested that Islam terrorism may be compared to resistance against the Nazis during World War II. “Terrorism occurs in all times and places and its objective is usually to make things as unpleasant as possible for the occupier”, he says in an interview for Penthouse magazine.
“During World War II, Dutch people thwarted nazi Germany’s destruction machine by blowing up town halls, because this was where the Jews were registered. Things are not all that different in the Middle East. Islamic fundamentalism, including the terrorist wing, is a reaction to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, to America’s presence in the Middle East and to the West’s support of undemocratic regimes in the Middle East.”
Marijnissen has no real problem with Iran achieving the capability to wage nuclear war, either. Trying to prevent them is “immoral,” you see.
If Marijnissen had to choose he would rather see Iran build up a nuclear arsenal than US military intervention in that country. “If I had to make a choice between the two options then at this moment I would certainly say: do not attack, it is the most stupid choice possible”. According to the SP leader, the Iran issue can be traced back to American hypocrisy. “Surely it is immoral to deny countries their right to nuclear energy when you own nuclear weapons yourself!?”