Agency: Parole for Man Who Killed Dutch Politician

Toby Sterling, ABC News, October 2, 2013

PPThe animal rights activist whose 2002 assassination of a populist anti-immigration politician plunged the Netherlands into turbulence is eligible for early parole and should be reintegrated into society, a criminal justice agency ruled Wednesday.

An official immediately announced the Justice Department might not enforce the agency’s ruling. Volkert van der Graaf was sentenced to 18 years for shooting Pim Fortuyn dead in what was arguably the first assassination in the country since 1672. As his potential release date approaches, the department has resisted letting him out of prison early, saying it could cause civil unrest and that it may be impossible to keep him safe from vigilantes.

The killing of Fortuyn, a professor and author whose party skyrocketed to popularity on an anti-immigration platform deeply shocked the Dutch. It ushered in a period of unstable governments as Fortuyn’s former supporters swung support to a variety of would-be successors, and a groundswell of sentiment against Muslim immigrants intensified.

At the time of his conviction, 20 years was the harshest practical sentence for a criminal who was not ruled criminally insane. In line with public sentiment, sentencing possibilities have increased and life sentences are now more common.

Under Dutch rules, prisoners are generally granted parole after serving two-thirds of their sentences. The Council for the Admission of Criminal Justice ruled that Van der Graaf’s rights had priority “over societal unrest and the risks that allowing furloughs may bring.”

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Geert Wilders, the politician who eventually won over the bulk of Fortuyn’s former supporters—and who currently tops national popularity polls, well ahead of Prime Minister Mark Rutte—said that the criminal justice organization is “out of touch with reality.”

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At trial, Van der Graaf claimed he saw Fortuyn as a threat to the vulnerable, and compared Fortuyn’s rise in popularity to the rise of Hitler. Closely questioned by judges, Van der Graaf said he wasn’t sure whether what he did was wrong, but he said he would never do it again.

Van der Graaf was married and had a young daughter at the time of Fortuyn’s killing.

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  • sbuffalonative

    In a Muslim nation, he would have been put to death. In a western-Christian nation, he’s spaired death and out of the white man’s compassion, he’s let loose. Our compassion for others will be our downfall.

    • Sick of it

      Correction – Our compassion for criminals and lunatics while only showing hatred for regular folk will be our downfall.

    • NoMosqueHere

      If you are kind to cruel, ultimately you will be cruel to the kind.

      • me

        I’m stealing that phrase–excellent!

  • Spartacus

    Can you imagine if the roles were reversed ? If the person killed was some lefty retard, and the murderer was someone like me ? A hundred years later, there’d still be documentaries, memorials and self-flagellation about it.

    And the cockroaches dare call US small-minded…

    • Guest
  • bigone4u

    Turn the b*st*rd loose and let the vigilantes have at him. He does not to deserve to live, according to natural law.

  • dd121

    We’re already seeing this in the USA. The liberals, who control the machinery of government, prosecute people on the right to the hilt, while ignoring crime by their favorite race.

  • Archibald_Cunningham

    …compared Fortuyn’s rise in popularity to the rise of Hitler….

    A openly gay, socially liberal, ex-communist with non-whites in prominent positions in his party would have been the next Hitler. This should qualify for a medical diagnosis of delusional disorder. Then again you’d probably also have to diagnose millions of white liberals.

  • Raised Its Ugly Head

    The West commits suicide again.

  • “….was sentenced to 18 years for shooting Pim Fortuyn dead in what was arguably the first assassination in the country since 1672”.

    Well, what a boring, stable, safe country it must have been before. Thank goodness they found some diversity to spice it up a little bit……

    “Closely questioned by judges, Van der Graaf said he wasn’t sure whether what he did was wrong……” – and they are contemplating letting this lunatic loose?

    • me

      Yup. And he’ll get free housing, food, medical care, etc. I hope a member of Pim’s family has the balls to do what the ‘justice’ system won’t….

    • Good question. A US parole board would never release someone who wasn’t remorseful.

  • MekongDelta69

    18 years for murder. Really tough sentences you’ve got there.

    “…eligible for early parole and should be reintegrated into society…”
    Integration – The thing to do when you want to destroy a society and a culture and a nation.
    /sarc

  • Romulus

    All traitors WILL get their comeuppance eventually. This kind of insanity cannot/ will not continue indefinitely.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Geert Wilders, the politician who eventually won over the bulk of Fortuyn’s former supporters—and who currently tops national popularity polls, well ahead of Prime Minister Mark Rutte—said that the criminal justice organization is “out of touch with reality.”

    Hopefully, Wilders will be elected PM of Holland. Then you may finally see some positive changes in Europe, particularly with respect to the muslim invasion.

    • me

      I wish we had a Geert Wilders here…

  • Sam Francis, writing in Chronicles, in August 2002.

    ***

    The most obvious glimmer, of course, is in France, where Jean Marie Le Pen, after three decades of crusading against immigration, placed second in the French presidential primary in April, only to fall victim to a globally orchestrated campaign of vilification and demonization that clearly made it impossible for him to win more than 18 percent of the vote in the general election in May. Nevertheless, the major consequence of the Le Pen balloon was not what happened in France but what occurred in the Netherlands. There the result of the vilification of Le Pen was the outright murder of the man who was more or less the closest analogue to the French political leader, Pim Fortuyn, one day after the French vote.

    The Fortuyn murder, by a left-wing crackpot, tends to make conspiracy theories obsolete. No one need speculate any longer that some secret cabal of the ruling classes orders assassins to eliminate troublesome political figures who just won’t shut up or go away. All the ruling classes now have to do is launch precisely the kind of vilification against such figures that the entire European and American press vomited at Le Pen (or earlier against his counterpart in Austria, Jorge Haider, or around the same time and to a somewhat lesser degree against Fortuyn himself). It is now well known to everyone that there are so many free-floating nuts allowed to roam at large through European and American society that the proper sort of vilification campaign can be relied upon sooner or later to trigger one or more of them into eliminating the designated figure. Some friends of Pat Buchanan wondered in 1999 when he was being vilified in the American press in much the same way if that was the real purpose; whether it consciously was or not, it remains a small miracle that Mr. Buchanan — or indeed, Mr. Le Pen, or Mr. Haider, or any such leaders in Europe or America — remains alive today.

    ***

    The fancy name for this kind of thing is “eliminationism” or “eliminationist hate.”

  • IstvanIN

    18 years for murder? Fortyun is dead forever. Great justice system.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      “At the time of his conviction, 20 years was the harshest practical sentence for a criminal who was not ruled criminally insane.”

      They didn’t even give him the maximum 20 years allowed under the law at the time. And now he’s going to be let out after serving only 11 years of his 18 year sentence.

      How does this seem reasonable to anyone, even rabid leftists?

      • rowingfool

        “They didn’t even give him the maximum 20 years…….How does this seem reasonable to anyone, even rabid leftists?”

        From above; “Under Dutch rules, prisoners are generally granted parole after serving two-thirds of their sentences.”

        The sentencing board replies; “Well, you see, eighteen is easier to divide by three than twenty, and you know, multiplied by two gives a nice round twelve, so what with the whole number integer thing and all and not dealing with those messy fractions and what not, we just figured it would be more convenient and everything for everyone concerned.”

  • jackryanvb

    I’ve been waiting a long time for America’s Pym Fortyn to arrive:

    Patriotic gay man, resists Muslim immigration, appreciates Western freedoms…

    Waiting…

    Still waiting…

    ….

    • The best we can do on that are some gay lamer cons on Twitter who are okay on immigration issues. Until then, we “breeders” will just have to save ourselves.

    • IstvanIN

      Heck, how about a patriotic straight man? Or a patriotic woman? But then, who wants to be rubbed out.

  • That is Baltimore. Notice the church steeple (or so I thought it was, see below) in the left side, so I guessed old established city somewhere in the east. Then I noticed “Freeway Ends 1200 feet” in the distance, which means this freeway was only partially built but never finished thanks to the 60s/70s anti-freeway revolts in big cities. Then I knew we were in a big city with a big black population, because of the off ramp to MLK, that there is an MLK Blvd in this city.

    Baltimore was on my short list of guesses, it was the first I checked out, and indeed that’s where this is. Proof: Plant yourself on Google Street View on the eastbound lanes of US Highway 40 (indeed, it’s part of the canceled part of Interstate 70 through Baltimore) a bit east of Schroeder Street, and look east. You’ll see this same image.

    And that steeple isn’t really a church, it’s a steeple of sorts on a gazebo. The neighborhoods in and around here, true to MLK Blvd form, seem to be solid ghetto, especially south of this point.

  • plaintruthforidiots

    So he was allegedly an ‘animal rights activist’ but wanted to protect the halal slaughter-promoting muslims from Pim Fortuyn? Let’s hear more about his alleged ‘animal rights activism’, I don’t believe it for one minute. It sounds like he was an ANTI WHITE activist.

  • plaintruthforidiots

    Hear, hear. van der Graaf is ALWAYS referred to as an ‘animal rights activist’, in EVERY news article about this murder, with never an explanation as to why his ‘animal rights activism’ would have caused him to want to kill Fortuyn. He was an ANTI WHITE activist who thought muslims were ‘victims’ of ‘racists’ like Pim Fortuyn, THAT is what the Jew controlled media is trying to hide from you when it continually says van der Graaf was an ‘animal rights activist’.

    • NoMosqueHere

      I doubt the jews control the media in Holland or anywhere else in europe. Most dutch jews were killed during the holocaust. If any outside group in holland controls the media it’s the muslims, who are flush with petro dollars and are buying up media companies left and right. .

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    No, I get it. The “animal rights” issue takes back seat to importing animal torturing muslims.