“Posted by Michael: 6:40:00 PM”
“DEBUNKING CHARLES JOHNSON IS EASY AS PIE.”
This article defends Vlaams Belang from charges it is anti-Semitic. It has 25 comments in the comment thread. The defense appears very good. The author bears no grudge to Charles Johnson, but says:
These days it seems I can’t open up LGF or there’s another smear from Charles Johnson, LGF founder and chief editor, against the party I am a member of, the Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest). Mr. Johnson, who, btw, I still admire very much for keeping up a blog which learns us a gazillion of facts on the true nature of the “Religion of Peace”, seems to have become convinced that the Vlaams Belang, and the Sweden Democrats party for that matter, are neo-nazi parties.
Vlaams Belang opposed a resolution in the EU tying the Holocaust to immigration opposition. The resolution about the Holocaust also specified:
The purpose of this framework decision is to ensure that, in the European Union, racism and xenophobia are punishable by effective, proportionate and dissuasive criminal penalties which can give rise to extradition or surrender; to improve and encourage judicial cooperation.
PE 354.156, a Leftist/Green fabrication, is in its essence a shameful thing, as it recuperates one of the greatest horrors humanity has ever known for vile political purposes. To explain the VB’s decision, Filip Dewinter wrote in an Open Letter to the Jewish Community on January 28, 2005
Naturally Vlaams Belang bows down in deep respect for the suffering of all the victims of the Holocaust. The genocide against the Jewish people committed by the Nazi regime no one can never forget. The 60th anniversary of the release of the prisoners from the camp at Auschwitz is an excellent occasion to honor the victims and stands as a warning memory to the victims of every form of anti-Semitism and racism. I can refer to the MEP elected and party President Frank Vanhecke, who has also put this explicitly in his speech in the European Parliament with the following words: “Vlaams Belang bows down in deep respect for the Jews and for all the other victims of the criminal National Socialistic regime” [Nazi regime].
The above draws on an article from Gates of Vienna by Baron Bodissey: