MPs have strongly criticised Deputy Prime Minister Gerrit Zalm for his declaration of war against Islamic extremism last week.
Green-left GroenLinks leader Femke Halsema said she was “extremely unhappy” about the statement, claiming that Zalm had suggested “everything was possible”, newspaper De Telegraaf reported.
What, exactly, is the motivation of a political class to overlooking this attack? Is it the view that there is an acceptable level of violence and as long as the local population cowers sufficiently the violence will remain at the level? (I can’t help but think again of the movie Brazil)
Perhaps it’s simply short sightedness combined with arrogance. I’m sure Halsema believes that she will never do anything to bring down a ritual kiler on her, so why can’t other people just get in line? After all, the Caliphascists are not asking anything more of the population than the Green Left, just with Mohammed and the Koran instead of Malthus and the environment.