Yesterday, hardline Rightist Dutch immigration minister, Ms Rita Verdonk, decided that MP Ayaan Hirsi ‘Ali’ (not her real name) legally had never been a Dutch national, as she had lied on her name, birth date, etc.
This decision divided the VVD political party of both Verdonk and ‘Ali’.
VVD MP De Vries accused Minister Verdonk of having ‘blood on her hands’.
Ms Verdonk had been accused of this earlier, when eleven imprisoned refugees died by fire in Schiphol refugee prison.
Then, Ms Verdonk, though in other contexts claiming to be pro free speech, had sent police to stop banners suggesting she had blood on her hands.
She then had support of VVD MP’s, including De Vries and ‘Ali’.
Ms ‘Ali’ today at a press conference resigned as an MP.
She said punishing refugees with loss of nationality for lying was too hard a punishment in all cases, not just hers.
However, as I said, in other, earlier, cases ‘Ali’ supported Ms Verdonk’s hardline policies.
She wanted Ms Verdonk to be party leader, saying “I am crazy about Rita!’
Pollsters say the popularity of the VVD party is down.
More about ‘Ali”s new employer, the American Enterprise Institute:
● Most of AEI’s Board of Directors are CEOs of major companies, including ExxonMobil, Motorola, American Express, State Farm Insurance, and Dow Chemicals.
● Corporate supporters have included: General Electric Foundation, Amoco, Kraft Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, General Motors Foundation, Eastman Kodak Foundation, Metropolitan Life Foundation, Proctor & Gamble Fund, Shell Companies Foundation, Chrysler Corporation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, General Mills Foundation, Pillsbury Company Foundation, Prudential Foundation, American Express Foundation, AT&T Foundation, Corning Glass Works Foundation, Morgan Guarantee Trust, Smith-Richardson Foundation, Alcoa Foundation, and PPG Industries.
● Kenneth Lay, CEO of Enron, was until recently on the board of trustees of American Enterprise Institute. Other famous former trustees include Vice President Dick Cheney.”
Krysten Crawford, CNN/Money staff writer NEW YORK (CNN/Money):
“Lay surrenders to authorities – Ex-Enron CEO turns himself in after indictment, pleads not guilty in massive accounting fraud. Ex-Enron Chairman and CEO Kenneth Lay surrendered to authorities Thursday after being indicted in what experts called the centerpiece of the government’s crackdown on the scandals that have rocked corporate America. In the 11-count indictment, Lay was accused of lying to the public, investors and Enron employees in charges that include securities and wire fraud and making false statements.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges and was released on $500,000 bail.
 Enron’s Lay surrenders to FBI after indictment – Jul. 12, 2004
David Horowitz, Feminist? The oppression of Muslim women is a major theme among the Islamofascistly aware. If only they felt the same about other women on earth. By Katha Pollitt.