“The rhetoric has taken control of the speaker”. Dit is zoals Christopher Dickey, journalist van het Amerikaanse nieuwsmagazine Newsweek, Geert Wilders beschrijft op thedailybeast.com, alweer twee maanden geleden.

“He has to move to the middle,” urges Hirsi Ali. “He has to distinguish between violent Islamists and nonviolent Muslims. You know, there are so many shades of Muslims right now, and he could use some of them as his allies.” But it’s as if the rhetoric has taken control of the speaker. “He has always loved attention and power,” says his largely estranged brother, Paul Wilders. “He has ruled out any sense of doubt.”

Lees het hele artikel hier. Het is in een mooie analyse van het verschijnsel Wilders, zonder al te veel van de gebruikelijke vooringenomenheid.

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