Butane lighters are safe bet, too.
You see, the decision has been made at last: Geert Wilders has been invited the International Conference on Extremism in Copenhagen, at the behest of the Danish Muslim politician Naser Khader.
Here’s the story from today’s Jyllands-Posten, as translated by our ever-alert Danish correspondent Kepiblanc:
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The controversial Dutch film director and politician Geert Wilders will be invited to the government’s upcoming ‘International Conference on Extremism’. Geert Wilders’ name is on the list of speakers presented to Minister of Integration, Birthe Roenn Hornbech.
“Geert Wilders isn’t exactly my cup of tea. But as opposed to our political adversaries, the caving-in politicians and opinionators, we dare to invite him. Even if I disagree profoundly with him. It’s called freedom of expression,” says Naser Khader.
Great Britain recently banned Geert Wilders from entering after the House of Lords invited him to discuss his Islam-critical movie Fitna. A movie that PM Anders Fogh Rasmussen condemned. On the other hand, the Danish People’s Party and the Conservative Party demanded that Geert Wilders’ name be on the list of invitees.
The conference — part of the Danish Parliament’s financial agreement — was until recently on hold while the minister of integration, Birthe Roenn Hornbech, waited for the final list, with names such as British author Salman Rushdie and Dutch human rights activist Hirsi Ali on it.
“The Battle of Values is the battle of our time. We can not afford to lose it. Under no circumstances must it be forgotten now, even if PM Rasmussen is about to leave us,” says Naser Khader.
[Rasmussen is a nominee for Secretary General of NATO — but it all depends on NATO-member Turkey — and I doubt Turkey will be pleased with Denmark, if it ever was. — translator]
So stock up on Dannebrog while you can. The Arabs and Turks of the “Muslim street” will be paying top dollar — er, kroner — for it soon.
And, while you’re at it, visit dannebrog.org. Take a look — you’ll probably be surprised where it’s located.