This image is symbolic of the entire argument of the pro-Vlaams Belang side in this controversy—because it’s incomplete and deceptive. What Gates of Vienna didn’t show you: the part of the image that was cropped out, which includes … again … the white supremacist symbol known as the Odin’s Cross:
In a post today on Little Green Footballs concerning my article about the black rat cartoon, I have been accused of withholding the full image of the black rat from its context of in larger image. I did nothing of the sort.
I obtained this small rat image here at the Vlaamse Jongeren Westland (VJW) website, using the link provided by ProFlandria and the Flemish CVF team. I was totally unaware of the image posted today at Little Green Footballs. Whatever cropping that was done to the larger image must have been performed by VJW.
Included also in the above quote from LGF is the direct implication that the VJW rat has an association with Vlaams Belang. This is patently untrue.
This is very important: VJW has nothing whatsoever to do with Vlaams Belang, and there is an ample evidence on the public record to support this fact.
Whatever noxious things VJW might be accused of, they are an entirely different youth group, and their political philosophy is diametrically opposed to that of Vlaams Belang.
If Charles Johnson has any shred of decency left, he will post a retraction, a correction, and an apology on his blog in just as public a format as he used to smear me.
He has been rather hasty jumping to conclusions without having any facts to support them.
That he can get such a small and easily verifiable fact wrong can prompt but a single question:
Just how many more of his recent allegations are spun of the same faerie gossamer?