Friday, January 14, 2005

Assassination gave positive energy

Prime minister Balkenende feels positive energy after Jihad actionThe murder on Theo van Gogh and the reactions on that murder did also release positive energy in Dutch society, the Dutch prime minister Balkenende said Thursday night in television show "Rondom Tien". He noticed that the people in the Netherlands, who he meets during his work visits all over the country, try more to have a dialog and try to respect each other.

In the TV show he debated with people who he had met during his visits after the assassination of Theo van Gogh. He emphasized again that it is important to have respect for other people when you exercise your right on freedom of speech. He further saw youth unemployment as a cause of radicalisation.

It's scary that we have this guy as our prime minister. Is it really true that each country gets the leader it deserves?

Source: Telegraaf