No Muslims were even near. Seemingly only the theory that one become transgressed and might have seen the hat was enough for the Netherlands’ Sharia authorities to arrest this man. And why would any Muslim have become violated, anyhow? Do the Dutch police think that Islam forbids not only pork, but the wearing of pig hats?

Naturally, the Dutch police were believing the pig hat meant, “I hate Muslims.” It may have meant that. Even when it did, is that a crime in the Netherlands now to be obnoxious? Or it might have meant that the person wearing it simply opposed the deluge of Muslim migrants. Or it may have merely been a ridiculous hat. The arrest shows how frightened the Dutch authorities are of Muslims, and how determined they are to appease them: they’ll do the things they believe pleases them when they aren’t even near.

If this sort of thing can occur there now, imagine what the Netherlands will soon be like in five or ten years. Stoning and amputations in public squares?