More creative and selective use of labels, this time from The Age: FAR-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has called the Prophet Muhammad a murderer and used Anzac soldiers as an example of the courage needed to speak out against Islam at a speech to Melbourne supporters.
Tight security surrounded Mr Wilders hour-long speech to members of the ultra-conservative local group the Q Society of Australia
In fact, Wilders is not far-Right, I discussed this very point with him on Monday. Hell own up to being culturally conservative, but his policy platforms arent standard far-Right fare. He is a strong supporter of Israel, small government and free speech (reports that he wants the Koran banned are false). He has kept his distance from true far-Right parties such as Frances National Front.
But now note the other half of The Ages game with labels:
Protest organiser Feiyi Zhang said: "were here to show we will not stand for Wilders racism and Islamophobia.
If Wilders is to be labelled far-Right, why isnt this protest organiser equally labelled far-Left? After all, that label, at least, would be accurate. (continue reading...)