“Islamist murders and threats have transformed the once-tolerant Netherlands into a place of armed bodyguards and fear,” reports The Australian.

“In a democracy, strong opinion-leaders must be able to say what they want to say. Therefore, the Government will take the responsibility to protect them,” a spokesman from the [Interior] ministry said, refusing to divulge the number of people receiving protection.”

Let’s just hope the bodyguards don’t also start exercising their freedom of speech, or they’ll have to get bodyguards for the bodyguards.