Paul Belien has written some pieces for us describing the experience
of having his political party banned for being "racist."
Recently the new party, Vlaams Belang, held a demonstration against the Islamization of Belgium,
and the police reacted violently.
I just returned home from the anti-Islamization demonstration in Brussels. The Belgian police beat up the peaceful demonstrators in what even the Belgian public television call "an extremely violent fashion." Here are some video images. The grey-haired man whom we see being attacked by the police first is Luk Van Nieuwenhuysen, the Vice-President of the Flemish Parliament. Shortly afterwards we see the police maltreating Frank Vanhecke, a member of the European Parliament and the party leader of the Vlaams Belang. We see how he is handcuffed and pushed into a police bus. Afterwards we also see the police "taking care" of Filip Dewinter, the VB group leader in the Flemish Parliament. We see how his arm gets caught between the closing doors of the bus. An Italian MEP and a French MEP were also arrested. The demonstrators were kept in cells for seven hours and released this evening.[ Capital of the EUSSR Septermber 11, 2007]
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has more,
Youâ€™ll note, by the way, that almost every MSM article refers to Vlaams Belang as â€?far right.â€? The open-borders European press and politicians use the same demonization tactics against immigration enforcement proponents abroad as they do hereâ€¦even as they watch their nationsâ€™ sovereignty crumble before their eyes.Like Toynbee said: â€?Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.â€?
The Vlaams Belang aren`t particularly far right—they`re Flemish nationalists. And the demonization Michelle refers to is the same thing that led to the death of Pim Fortuyn.