Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dutch Govt. -- Double standard -- Hypocrisy -- Whatever!

Assalaam'alleykum!



Almost all the dictionaries in the world defines Hypocrite as someone who says one thing and does the exact opposite. And this very same definition applies very well to the the Dutch government who refused to book Dutch lawmaker Greet wilder for his film that was not only Anti-Muslims but also had cartoon pictures of Prophet Muhammad [p.b.u.h].


Sad irony is that the same government is now in the process of prosecuting an Arab group for publishing cartoons that depicts the death of 6 million Jews in WW-II [world call it 'Holocaust'].


Read the article below to see the the double faced Dutch Government:


AMSTERDAM — Dutch prosecutors said Wednesday they will charge an Arab cultural group under hate speech laws for publishing a cartoon that suggests the death of 6 million Jews during World War II is a fabrication.
The public prosecutor's office in the city of Utrecht said the cartoon insults Jews as a group and is therefore an illegal form of discrimination.
Prosecutors plan to press charges for "insulting a group and distributing an insulting image."
Spokeswoman Mary Hallebeek said the maximum punishment is a year in jail, but a fine of up to euro4,700 ($6,700) is more likely, given that the charges are against the group.
The Dutch arm of the Arab European League said it doesn't deny the reality of the Holocaust, but published the cartoon on its Web site as an "act of civil disobedience" to highlight a double standard.
AEL chairman Abdoulmouthalib Bouzerda argued that prosecutors had not pressed charges against Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders for his film that included cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Charges against Wilders, who campaigns on an anti-Islam and anti-immigration platform, were dismissed after prosecutors said his insults were aimed at Muhammad, not all Muslims, and were not systematic.
The charges against the AEL "illustrates what Muslims have been saying for decades," Bouzerda said in a response published on the league's Web site. "Freedom of expression is only a pretext to make life bitter for Muslims ... and if (they) try to bring this hypocrisy to light, that right is denied them."



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