Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Talking about Mozart. A populist and somewhat eccentric rightwing politician in the Netherlands ( I once spoke with him when he was in Haifa; I don't agree with almost all of his views but respect his openness and courage ) in whose political platform the main plank is opposition to ( an increased influx and influence of ) Muslim immigrants, is often quoted as saying that "The problem is not Islam but the excesses ( de uitwassen ) of Islam." I agree with that, although sometimes I have my doubts, not really knowing how to define excesses.

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