inessita replied to your post: Oslo, correlations and inspirations

You have got to be kidding me. is the Dutch media picking up on that?? Christ.

Some very popular blogs are picking on it, yes. However, this is all very recent (as of this morning), so it might take a while.

Additionally, the reactions have been so disappointing in the Dutch political scene. There is this country wide PR machinery at play where politicians from across the entire spectrum are downplaying the role of Geert Wilders rhetoric in infusing hatred across the continent. There is this general attitude of “Well, but he didn’t pull the trigger!” and “You cannot blame him for people taking his words the wrong way”. Sure, I am not so daft to blame Wilders directly. I don’t think anyone is doing that. We have a bit more nuance than such simplistic analysis. But the alleged murderer left an abundant trail of documentation, in the form of blog posts, forum posts and even two books, all singing praise for Wilders. I’d like someone to tell me, with a straight face, that a rhetoric of hatred, alienation and xenophobia, peddled irresponsibly by international media and unchallenged by our political system was not inspiring. If anything, in the mind of this criminal, it justified his actions, it gave them a theoretical grounding. And that, to me, is the definition of blood on Wilders hands.

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