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Monday, May 30, 2016

BDS Movement is now "free speech" in the land of wooden heads

The Dutch have always been known for their wooden shoes; now some of their politicians are trying to be known for their wooden heads. 

The Netherlands has just declared the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement against Israel to be free speech. But the Geert Wilders movie, Fitna, that speaks out against the Koran's teachings, is hate speech. Wilders has since been exonerated for the movie, but had to appear in court and could have gone to prison for many years for exercising his free speech.

I included the video for you to come to your own conclusions.

"Statements of meetings concerning BDS are protected by freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, as enshrined in the Dutch Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights," said [Dutch Foreign Minister Bert] Koenders on Thursday.

Israel is obviously upset and [Israeli] Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nachsbon told the Jerusalem Post that there had to be limits on the notion of free speech.

"Once free speech becomes a pretext for allowing hate speech, then it is no longer legitimate," Nachsbon said.

I support free speech but I see differences in the movie Fitna and the BDS movement.

The movie uses the actual speech of Islamic scripture and Muslim speakers as well as photography to make its point. The BDS movement is attempting to bankrupt a country that will effect the lives of its inhabitants, specifically Jews, because Islamic scripture is very clearly anti-Semitic. Muslims are literally called upon to hate and kill the Jews. The BDS movement is just a peaceful beginning to that process.

If you can watch Fitna without seeing how Islam views its own superiority and Jew-hatred, then nothing can help you change your mind.