"I Don't Hate Islam"


The Dutch defender of free speech, Pim Fortuyn, was assassinated for his stance on Islamist intolerance in the Netherlands. Here's how he saw things:

"I don't hate Islam ... It's a bit like those old Reformed Protestants. The Reformed lie all the time. And why is that? Because they have norms and values that are so high that you can't humanly maintain them ... Then look at the Netherlands. In what country could an electoral leader of such a large movement as mine be openly homosexual? How wonderful that that's possible. That's something that one can be proud of. And I'd like to keep it that way, thank you very much."