Unbelievable. Hirsi Ali was on my mind all day......now I know why. Michael in the Netherlands writes me;
Pamela, this is important news. The Dutch minister (secretary) of Integration Verdonk wrote a letter to Ayaan in which she writes that Ayaan is concidered to have not received the Dutch nationality. She is considered to never have received the Dutch passport.
The good news? She is coming to my town. Yup, New York bound. It's where she belongs.
Read his blog NOW here;
NOS Journaal reports:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali received her Dutch passport on false grounds. This wrote minister Verdonk in a letter to the VVD-MP.
The definitive results (re: of the investigation) will come later, but on the basis of the broadcast of the tv-show Zembla and the "now known facts", Hirsi Ali is "concidered as not having reveived the Dutch nationality" according to Verdonk.
Not having a Dutch passport will mean that Hirsi Ali is falsely a member of Parliament. Hirsi Ali has six weeks to (go in) appeal to the letter from Verdonk.
I don't know what to say about this. I feared this would happen, but thought that there was only a slim chance that Verdonk would take away Ayaan's Dutch nationality (not having received the Dutch nationality means she has her passport illegally; right now, she is not concidered Dutch.
This will have a huge impact on Ayaan. If this will turn out to be the definitive decision from Verdonk, she will also have big difficulties moving to the U.S.
To my major disappointment:
The Dutch population does not seem to regret her leaving the Netherlands either. Almost 3/4 of the Dutch does not concider her leaving (re: the Netherlands) Dutch politics as a loss.
How tolerant the Dutch. Cya, wouldn't want to be ya........
UPDATE: I am thrilled that conservative think tanks are bellying up to the bar and supporting voices of reason that need to be heard. We nedd more of this ie Chesler, Fallaci. Gould.we have to raise these voices.
Ayaan's American Enterprise: Dutch parliamentarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali has accepted a position at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. A Somali Muslim who became a fervent critic of her religion after being granted asylum in the Netherlands, Hirsi Ali has been pilloried in recent weeks by her own anti-immigration party, the VVD, for lying in her asylum application. More blogger reaction st Slate
UPDATE: Wonderful post from the American Thinker here;
Holland’s loss is America’s gain: She is a brilliant, beautiful opponent of Islamofascism. YARGB poster Chuck notes “This all reminds me a bit of the 1930’s. Will the American think tanks play the same role as the University in Exile?” I hope so. As in the 1930’s Europe is on the frontline of a pending disaster and we must rescue those who need rescuing. Clarice Feldman 5 15 06
Thomas Lifson adds: Rather than rallying around her when she was threatened, residents of her apartment building wanted her out. The Dutch have not exactly risen to the challenge of Islamofascism. A very bad portent.