As we know, Dutch nationalist hero Geert Wilders routinely faces ‘hate crimes’ prosecution for saying outrageous things like “We want fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands”.
The irony of this story would be funny if the subject weren’t so deadly serious.
A Dutch secret service agent who was part of the team responsible for protecting Geert Wilders, the frontrunner in next month’s election, has been suspended on suspicion of leaking details to a criminal organization, the secret service said on Wednesday.
Wilders, who campaigns on an anti-Islam platform that includes closing mosques and banning immigration from Muslim countries that has led to the protection, condemned the alleged breach, saying he cannot function without adequate security.
Dutch newspapers De Telegraaf and NRC Handelsblad and the country’s national broadcaster NOS identified the suspect as an experienced officer in his mid-30s, using his first name and last initial.
Secret Service chief Erik Akerboom said he could not confirm the man’s identity but confirmed media reports he has a “Moroccan background”…
Wilders has frequently railed against rogue elements within the Netherlands’ Moroccan community and pledged to crack down on “Moroccan scum” who he said were making the streets unsafe as he launched his campaign on Saturday for the March 15 vote.
The agent who was suspended was one of a team tasked with prescreening locations where Wilders is scheduled to make public appearances. He was not a member of Wilders’ physical protection team, Akerboom said.
“My heavens” Wilders tweeted. “If I cannot blindly trust the service that’s supposed to protect me, then I cannot function.”
So, a Secret Service agent with a Moroccan background fed information about Wilders (presumably his whereabouts, details of security, etc.) to a ‘criminal organization’.
And what, pray tell, might this ‘criminal organization’ be up to? While we don’t know at this point, I am going to go out on a limb here and hazard to guess that it involves ‘Islam’.