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Leon de Winter

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January 29, 2013 - 6:55 am
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These are not the remarks of some ignorant juvenile who has yet to learn how to read and find out what really happened to the Jews in history. These remarks were made two years ago by an apparently well-educated, adult man, a distinguished Egyptian Muslim leader who has since been democratically elected to the presidency of Egypt.

While I do my daily exercises, I watch that excellent TV series Sons of Anarchy. The Sons are members of a bike club, and whenever they decide to do a deal with weapons, or drugs or to kill a rival, they vote. Majority rules.

The man with the title of president of the European Union (no one voted for him since there have been no elections for the European presidency – still, the man bears the title, which would have been impossible in Sons Of Anarchy) has just announced that the EU will give Egypt ‘5 billion euros to support Egypt’s democratic transition. “The European Union and associated financial institutions have offered an amount of more than 5 billion euros, or more than $6.5 billion, in grants, concessional loans and loans for a period of 2012 and 2013 to support Egypt’s democratic transition,” Rompuy told reporters. (Reuters)’

The fact that Egypt has held elections, even though these have brought a fascist government to power, is apparently enough for President Van Rompuy to hand a self-confessing anti-Semite the resources he needs to keep his government afloat. That Egyptians voted democratically to kill all Zionists, does not make it any less of a crime. Democracy, without the institutions and the morals and values of an open civil society, is an empty mechanism. Egypt’s ruling party has always been anti-Western, anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic. And it still is, even if President Mursi wears a suit and tie these days.

I shall calculate how much I am paying through my Dutch taxes to the support the Brotherhood. I shall refuse to pay my share. The EU and my own government have forced me into civil disobedience. I refuse to support an ideology that dismisses me and my family as ‘sons of apes and pigs’ and calls for our demise. I have publicly informed the Dutch under-minister of the Department of Finance of my refusal to help fund a regime that plans to kill me.

I have learned my lesson. The EU president, like much of the Western political establishment, has not.

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Leon de Winter is a novelist and columnist for Elsevier Magazine in the Netherlands. His last novel, The Right of Return is a thriller set in Tel Aviv in 2024. He presently lives in Los Angeles.
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