European Parliament strips member’s immunity

* Looks like the Jewicidal Jews of EUrabia can’t wait to be subjected to dhimmitude….

Self-appointed Nazi-hunter and antiseptic moral supremacist lizard in chief Charles Johnson would be delighted:

Which ‘race’ is Islam, again…?

BRUSSELS (JTA) — The European Parliament waived the parliamentary immunity of a far-right member from Belgium.

Frank Vanhecke, a Belgian member of the European Parliament for the far-right Vlaams Belang, was accused of incitement to hatred and xenophobia under Belgian law, but could not be prosecuted unless the European Parliament waived his immunity, which it did in a vote on Tuesday.

New Greens Chairman Cem Ozdemir, a Turkish-born German, left, and the Chairwoman Claudia Roth

Nice to be among lunatics:  Oezdemir and Claudia Roth will lead the Green Party into next year’s election

* In other news: Greens Elect Oezdemir as Co-Leader in Historic Vote

* More on Oezdemir’s subversive activities here

In spring 2005, a local edition of a Vlaams Belang newsletter, for which Vanhecke was the responsible publisher, printed an article accusing “foreign cultures” of the desecration of a cemetery. The newsletter said such acts are the result of “a culture which no longer has any respect for the dead and for the symbols of a different faith.” The culprits turned out to be local minors.

After seeking counsel from the governmental Centre for Equal Opportunities and the Fight against Racism, the municipality in which the article was disseminated filed suit against Vanhecke for incitement. To allow for prosecution, the Belgian Justice Ministry appealed to the European Parliament to strip Vanhecke’s immunity.

Tuesday’s decision comes at a time when the European Union is facing a rise in extreme right politics, as evidenced by  the recent electoral victory of the far right in Austria and overtures to the Danish People’s Party by that country’s faltering coalition.

* Anything that stands in the way of turning Europe into EUrabia is instantly smeared as “Far Right”.  When the people wake up, the traitors in the EU parliament better run for cover to the Islamic countries that support them at the moment…

The European Parliament’s decision comes just months after a vote that tightened the conditions for creating a European political group, making it more difficult for the far right to create such a group.

Elections for the European Parliament are scheduled for June.

Robin Sclafani, the director of the Brussels-based organization Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, said “the fact that Vanhecke’s immunity was waived is a clear sign that parliamentarians are not above the law, especially where racism and incitement to hatred are concerned. We hope that this is a signal that the European Union is committed to holding elections that are free from bigotry and racist rhetoric.”


Open Season on Frank Vanhecke

by Baron Bodissey


We’ve written previously about the political persecution of Frank Vanhecke and Vlaams Belang by the Belgian establishment. Vlaams Belang’s stated intention is to establish an independent Flanders, so the Belgian government has good reason to suppress the movement at any cost. The preferred tactic is to declare a prominent VB member’s words or writings “racist”, and then apply the full force of the law to destroy that person’s political career.

This tactic was used to good effect with Bart Debie, and now Frank Vanhecke is being set up as the next victim. As a member of the European Parliament, he was protected from prosecution by parliamentary immunity, so the primary task for the Belgian government was to have his immunity revoked. Compliant MEPs jumped on the bandwagon and voted to strip Mr. Vanhecke of all protection, so that his government is now free to haul him into court and give him the Bart Debie treatment.

Bear in mind the nature of his “crime”: a Vlaams Belang publication written by someone else accused immigrants of desecrating Flemish graves. Mr. Vanhecke is deemed to be editorially responsible for the “racist” pamphlet, so he, rather than the author, is being prosecuted for it. Not only did he not write it, but he ensured that the text was corrected when it turned out to be inaccurate.

But none of this matters in the Orwellian world of Belgian and EU politics. Frank Vanhecke is guilty of a heinous crime against Multiculturalism, and must be punished severely pour encourager les autres. It’s open season on him now. He can expect a trial, conviction, a sentence (which will later be commuted to something symbolic), the removal of his civil rights for many years, and the end of his political career.

That’s the way business is conducted in Belgium. If your party is dubbed “far-right”, it means that you are beyond the pale, and that you lack ordinary political rights. And remember: this is the high-minded country that lectures the rest of the world on human rights.

Here’s the story from EU Observer:

European Parliament Lifts Immunity of Far-Right MEP

The European Parliament on Tuesday (18 November) lifted the immunity of Belgian far-right MEP Frank Vanhecke, who is facing racism charges in Belgium.

MEPs voted by 564 for and 61 against to lift his immunity, while 42 abstained.

The Belgian deputy of the Flemish nationalist party Vlaams Belang is accused of publishing and editing a political pamphlet in 2005 which wrongly accused “foreigners” of desecrating cemeteries.

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The text also said: “a culture which has no respect for the dead or for the symbols of a different faith is a delinquent culture,” according to French news agency AFP.

It later transpired that four local Flemish young people were guilty of the crimes the “foreigners” had been accused of in Saint-Nicolas, a town in Flanders, Belgium’s Dutch-speaking northern region.

MEPs dispose of an immunity which prevents them from being “wanted, detained or sued because of opinions or votes emitted by them in the exercise of their functions.”

They rarely lift the privilege over political statements, but in this case decided Mr Vahnecke’s parliamentary cover did not extend to his editorial activities and obligations.

For his part, the Belgian MEP said he was the victim of a “political lynching,” arguing that he had made sure the article in question was corrected, the Associated Press reports.

The party to which Mr Vanhecke belongs is a successor of another formation that was dismantled after it was found guilty of racism in 2004. Vlaams Belang also backs independence for Flanders.

The European Parliament move comes ahead of the June 2009 European elections, where far right parties are expected to score gains across Europe due to the financial crisis and recession.

From a country that wants to try George Bush and Dick Cheney for “war crimes”, I guess all this makes sense.

Previous posts about Bart Debie and Frank Vanhecke:

2007   Sep   11   Arrests in Brussels
        11   Vlaams Belang Video
        11   More SIOE Brussels Updates
        11   This One Takes the Prize
        12   It’s Come to This
        14   The Press Conference at the European Parliament
        17   Dutch Language Video of Brussels on 9-11
        20   Brussels’ Own 9-11
        21   On the 11th of September I Broke the Law
2008   Sep   9   Lynching Frank Vanhecke
        10   Once Again, Fat Freddy Says “No!”
    Oct   28   Bart Debie Prepares for Prison
        29   Defending Bart Debie
        29   Bart Debie Has Been Released
        30   A Report from Bart Debie
        31   Bart Debie and Frank Vanhecke
    Nov   3   So It’s Come To This, Yet Again
        10   Frank Vanhecke Inter


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