We have written previously about the initiative known as “Stop Islamisation of Europe” (SIOE), which planned a demonstration in front of the EU Parliament in Brussels on September 11th. For the last several months SIOE has been going through the laborious process of obtaining the necessary permits for the demonstration, beginning with the Brussels police, and, for the final decision, going to the office of the mayor.
Today comes word that Freddy Thielemans, the mayor of Brussels, has refused to grant a permit for the demonstration:
The reason for the prohibition is that he says he cannot guarantee public safety and that he won’t disturb the Islamic section of the population in Brussels.
By invoking the lack of public safety, he is precisely highlighting SIOE’s demonstration title:
Stop the Islamisation of Europe.
SIOE’s message through the 4 slogans is exactly to warn against conditions such as these, where people no longer can use their freedom of expression and feel secure, but the shocking facts are that these conditions already reign at the heart of the EU.
The mayor of Brussels may simply be doing his job: protecting the citizens of his city. If, during a peaceful and lawful street demonstration, he truly cannot prevent serious violence from breaking out at the hands of offended Muslims, then his office obligates him to forbid the demonstration. He has no choice.
The mayor and all the municipal officials in Brussels may well be doing their jobs, but somebody isn’t.
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The EU is the long-awaited Utopia, the heaven on Earth, the Land of Peace and Plenty in which all war has been ended and harmony reigns. Conflicts within Europe are to be resolved by negotiation and compromise, not by violence.
And now we see how “peace” is maintained: the fear of violence at the hands of thugs and religious zealots causes the authorities to accede to their demands.
Thus there is no rule of law in Belgium and the whole EU. The government is unable to fulfill the most basic and important clause in the social contract, namely the protection of its own citizens.
It is adept at regulating the fat content of cheese, and mandating the width of windows, and prescribing the minimum thickness of automobile tires. But it cannot keep its own citizens safe.
As long its citizens constitute an electorate, the duration of such a failed government would not be long. That’s why the EU works night and day to eliminate electoral politics within Europe, so that it may govern solely by decree.
The decision by the mayor of Brussels demonstrates that the European authorities have already ceded control of their major cities to the anarchists and the Islamists. Law-abiding citizens can no longer count on the state to protect them. They are on their own.
SIOE’s blog says that, regardless of the lack of permits, the demonstration will take place as scheduled. Since anarchists in that part of the continent are known to arm themselves thoroughly, and always relish a real fight with the “forces of reaction”, we can only hope that the demonstrators will be well-prepared.
They obviously won’t be able to rely on any help from the lawful authorities.