Update — On the advice of a perspicacious reader, I must clarify my words: the above description is bitter sarcasm. Filip Dewinter and Vlaams Belang are in no way fascist, neo-Nazi, racist, etc. They are “extreme” right-wingers to the same extent that Ronald Reagan was “extreme”; i.e. they believe in free enterprise, small government, and personal liberty.
There may be a cross on his bookshelf — I couldn’t tell.
Some excerpts from the accompanying article are below:
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Politicians Fret as Muslim Population Swells in Europe Amid Little Integration
Filip Dewinter, a leader of the far-right party Vlaams Belang, predicts there will eventually be a kind of civil war when the longtime residents of Brussels — the nation’s capital and administrative seat of the European Union — realize their city is about to be taken over by Muslim immigrants.
Although there are no official statistics on how many Muslims live in Brussels, it is believed they make up about 25 percent of the city’s 1 million urban residents. Dewinter, who opposes immigration and has called Islamophobia a “duty,” claims three of the 19 sections of Brussels, each with its own mayor, now have Muslim majorities.
“In those neighborhoods it’s not our government that’s in power,” he said, “but the Muslim authorities — the mosques, the imams — who are in charge.”
FOX News visited one of those neighborhoods, called Molenbeek, which looks more like North Africa than the heart of Europe.
Though the immigration debate has not yet reached the fever pitch it has in the U.S., a real test will come when a major European city has a Muslim majority. The first could be Marseilles, in France, or Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. But don’t count out Brussels, the heart and capital of Europe.
Hat tip: heroyalwhyness.