Saturday, February 28, 2009
The following video from SaveOurSovereignty3 entitled ‘United Nations Wants To Regulate Free Speech Of Every Nation’ shows why the United Nations must be abolished.
When it comes down to it you have a simple choice; you can have the United Nations or you can have freedom but you cannot have both. This United Nations is making it abundantly clear that it is at war with freedom of expression and effectively wants to ban free speech. When it come down to it the drive to ban free speech has come from Islamic countries. This fact demonstrates that Islam is incompatible with freedom of speech.
Under sharia law criticism of Islam is illegal. This war against freedom of expression is one step towards global Sharia law. The United Nations should be proposing to make Sharia law illegal – Sharia is backward, barbaric and completely unacceptable. If criticism of their religion hurts the feelings of Muslims then they are free to cry themselves to sleep at night.
Father sues Turkish Education Ministry over Armenian 'genocide' DVD (www.timesonline.co.uk)
Binyamin Netanyahu fails to woo the Kadima faithful (www.timesonline.co.uk)
Farmer builds model of Biblical temple: A retired farmer has spent more than 30 years building an enormous scale model of a Biblical temple. (www.telegraph.co.uk)
Sweden bans tennis spectators in 'Gaza protest': A Swedish town has banned spectators from a Davis Cup match with Israel in an apparent protest at the invasion of Gaza. (www.telegraph.co.uk)
Iran's hegemonic venture: Iranian claims on the Gulf state of Bahrain are the latest example of Tehran's growing hunger for power and influence (www.guardian.co.uk)
Iran says there will be no slowdown in its nuclear plan and urges US to 'face reality' (www.guardian.co.uk)
Hamas isn't open to compromise: Urging talks with Hamas only encourages it to continue its strategy of dictatorship within Gaza and its war against Israel (www.guardian.co.uk)
Restricted debate is not true debate, and efforts to place restrictions on debate as many Muslims and their lackeys in high office try to do suggests to many that Islam has something to hide. It seems that Islam is so incapable of defending itself against difficult questions that it has to campaign for heresy laws to protect it. It has to use quick one liners such as ‘you are taking that out of context’ without explaining why a statement is out of context. Just like Islam failed to produce the Industrial revolution or put a man on the Moon, it seems incapable of defending itself in the marketplace of ideas.
If Muslims have the freedom to propagate their Islamic culture, then non Muslims should have the freedom to defend and promote their own culture. The former is getting official backing and the latter is getting official opposition. The only conclusion one can draw is that by facilitating Islamisation in such a way our political elite are actually in favour of it.
The constant attempts to shut down debate suggests to many people that Islam and true free speech are incompatible. Perhaps the Islamic world should be promoting Sam Solomon's 'A Proposed Charter of Muslim Understanding' if it wants true interfaith dialogue: http://counterjihadeuropa.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/europecharter.pdf Why have so few people come forward to sign this quite reasonable Charter? If Muslims signed this Charter in large numbers then I am sure that many people in the West would be less concerned about Islam. It seems that in any interfaith dialogue that currently takes place no concessions are ever made by Islam, but are always demanded from non Muslims.
One example of an attempt at debate is Geert Wilders film Fitna. Fitna juxtaposes verses from the Koran with actions that some Muslims believe are justified by such verses. The verses exist and the people who are spewing hate in the film are Muslims and not Wilders. It seems to me that all the hysteria about the film Fitna is designed to prevent a proper discussion about the consequences of the Islamisation of the Western world.
The apparent inability of Islam to defend itself against criticism suggests that it lacks rigour and that any real debate would mean that many Muslims would opt to leave Islam in their droves. Such debate would also impede their strategy of tay’seer which is designed to make it easier for people to become Muslims. If people get the full picture of the religion rather than the sanitised marketing effort that derives from tay’seer then they would be less likely to convert. Strategies that hide the truth in this way must be exposed in order to prevent vulnerable people from being drawn into a belief system that they would probably reject if they had all the facts. The efforts of Western governments to prevent this make them culpable with regard to any ill effects that result.
Islam fears debate because it lacks intellectual rigour and rests on very insecure foundations. This is why the Western world and ultimately the world that currently calls itself Islamic will eventually reject it.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Islam is asserting itself in the Western world and Westerners seem to be expected to give in to any and all Islamic demands. By demanding that Western countries adapt to Islamic ideals Muslims have effectively made full and open discussion of their religion necessary. Why then are we repeatedly told that we have to accommodate Islam but we do not have the right to question it?
Most people do not care about the private religious beliefs of others so long as those beliefs do not affect those who don’t subscribe to them. The right to question arose at precisely the time when the Muslims began to campaign for special privileges. If Muslims are allowed to get our Governments to promote their culture and impose its mores on the rest of us, then the rest of us have the right to pick through that religion with a fine tooth comb and analyse it warts and all. If Islam is not up to such scrutiny then its advocates should not have started imposing their views. If people mock its ridiculous strictures then its proponents only have themselves to blame, they should have kept quiet and kept their religious views and practices private.
It is vitally important that proper debate on Islam takes place because it is becoming an important political force in Western countries and people have the right to know the sort of society that Islam is likely to create. If Muslims don’t want it to be questioned in this way then they should stop promoting it and cease demanding special privileges. If free speech is going to be curtailed because Islam does not tolerate criticism, then people have the right to have an open and honest debate and the right to make a democratic choice as to whether the resulting society is something that they want.
By trying to restrict debate about Islam, Western Governments are effectively imposing Islam on non Muslims. This situation is completely unacceptable in a free and democratic society.
The opponents of Geert Wilders always seems to be suggesting that they are ‘all for free speech but...’ This curious method of supporting free speech seems to be the one practiced yesterday by Congressman Keith Ellison who was opposed to Wilders’ showing of his film Fitna in Congress. It seems that he supports free speech so long as it is speech that does not discuss Islam in anything but the most favourable light. This attitude does not reassure those who believe that Islam itself is fundamentally opposed to free speech. Congressman Ellison’s opposition to the screening of Fitna in Congress may make some people believe that Islam is in fact incompatible with true free speech and that Islam has secrets that Muslims, keen to expand the reach of their faith, do not want exposing.
If Islam is pro free speech then where are the Muslim voices that say you have the right to ridicule their religion? Is their faith so weak that it cannot cope with criticism? Surely if someone has the right to promote their religion, others have the right to point out any shortcomings that they perceive.
SPEECH GEERT WILDERS NEW YORK, FOUR SEASONS (MONDAY FEB 23, 2009))
Thank you very much for inviting me. And – to the immigration authorities – thank you for letting me into this country. It is always a pleasure to cross a border without being sent back on the first plane.
Today, the dearest of our many freedoms is under attack all throughout Europe. Free speech is no longer a given. What we once considered a natural element of our existence, our birth right, is now something we once again have to battle for.
As you might know, I will be prosecuted, because of my film Fitna, my remarks regarding Islam, and my view concerning what some call a ‘religion of peace’. A few years from now, I might be a criminal.
Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most pressing issue; I gave up my freedom four years ago. I am under full-time police protection ever since. The real question is: will free speech be put behind bars? And the larger question for the West is: will we leave Europe’s children the values of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem, or the values of Mecca, Teheran and Gaza?
This is what video blogger Pat Condell said in one of his latest you tube appearances. He says: “If I talked about Muslims the way their holy book talks about me, I’d be arrested for hate speech.” Now, Mr Condell is a stand-up comedian, but in the video he is dead serious and the joke is on us. Hate speech will always be used against the people defending the West – in order to please and appease Muslims. They can say whatever they want: throw gays from apartment buildings, kill the Jews, slaughter the infidel, destroy Israel, jihad against the West. Whatever their book tells them.
Today, I come before you to warn of a great threat. It is called Islam. It poses as a religion, but its goals are very worldly: world domination, holy war, sharia law, the end of the separation of church and state, slavery of women, the end of democracy. It is NOT a religion, it is an political ideology. It demands your respect, but has no respect for you.
There might be moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam. Islam will never change, because it is built on two rocks that are forever, two fundamental beliefs that will never change, and will never alter. First, there is the Quran, Allah’s personal word, uncreated, forever, with orders that need to be fulfilled regardless of place or time. And second, there is al-insal al-kamil, the perfect man, Muhammad the role model, whose deeds are to be imitated by all Muslims. And since Muhammad was a warlord and a conqueror we know what to expect. Islam means submission, so there cannot be any mistake about it’s goal. That’s a given. It’s fact.
This is Europe 2009. Muslim settlers calling for our destruction, and free speech on trial. All this is the outcome of a sick and evil ideology, the ideology that is weakening us, the surrender ideology of cultural relativism. It believes that all cultures are equal, and therefore Islam deserves an equal place in the West. It is their duty, the left thinks, to facilitate Islam. This way the cultural relativists paradise comes within reach and we will all be happy, and sing kumbaya.
The forces of Islam couldn’t agree more. Islam being facilitated by government is their agenda too. But they see it as jizya, the money dhimmis pay in order not to be killed or raped by their Muslim masters. Therefore, they happily accept the welfare cheque or the subsidies for their mosque or the money governments donate to their organizations.
This is just one example of cultural relativists and Muslim settlers having the same agenda. There is another. Islam considers itself a religion and therefore we are not permitted to criticize it. The left agrees. Although it hated Christianity for decades, now that Islam appears on the scene, they suddenly change course and demand ‘respect’ for something they call a religion.
Again we see the left and Islam having the same agenda: it is a religion, so shut up.
This all culminates in a third coming-together: nor the left nor Islam is in favor of criticism. In fact, given the opportunity, they would simply outlaw it. Multiculturalism is the left’s pet project. It is actually their religion. Their love of it is so great, if you oppose it, it must be hate. And if you say it, it is labeled hate speech. Now here is something the Islam can agree on.
This is the essence of my short introduction today: where the left and Islam come together, freedom will suffer.
My friends, make no mistake, my prosecution is a full-fledged attack by the left on freedom of speech in order to please Muslims. It was started by a member of the Dutch Labour party, and the entire legal proceeding is done by well-to-do liberals, the radical chic of Dutch society, the snobbish left. Too much money, too much time, too little love of liberty. If you read what the court of Amsterdam has written about me, you read the same texts that cultural relativists produce.
How low can we go in the Netherlands? About my prosecution, The Wall Street Journal noted: “this is no small victory for Islamic regimes seeking to export their censorship laws to wherever Muslims reside”. The Journal concluded that by The Netherlands accepting the free speech standards of, “Saudi-Arabia”, I stand correct in my observation that - I quote - “Muslim immigration is eroding traditional Dutch liberties”.
Now, if the Wall Street Journal has the moral clarity to see that my prosecution is the logical outcome of our disastrous, self-hating, multiculturalists immigration policies, then why can’t the European liberal establishment see the same thing? Why aren’t they getting at least a little bit scared by the latest news out of, for example, the UK. News that tells that the Muslim population in Britain is growing ten times as fast as the rest of society. Why don’t they care?
The answer is: they don’t care because they are blinded by their cultural relativism. Their disdain of the West is so much greater than the appreciation of our many liberties. And therefore, they are willing to sacrifice everything. The left once stood for women rights, gay rights, equality, democracy. Now, they favour immigration policies that will end all this. Many even lost their decency. Elite politicians have no problem to participate in or finance demonstrations where settlers shout “Death to the Jews”. Seventy years after Auschwitz they know of no shame.
Two weeks ago, I tried to get into Britain, a fellow EU country. I was invited to give a speech in Parliament. However, upon arrival at London airport, I was refused entry into the UK, and sent back on the first plane to Holland. I would have loved to have reminded the audience of a great man who once spoke in the House of Commons. In 1982 President Reagan gave a speech there very few people liked. Reagan called upon the West to reject communism and defend freedom. He introduced a phrase: ‘evil empire’. Reagan’s speech stands out as a clarion call to preserve our liberties. I quote: If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly. What Reagan meant is that you cannot run away from history, you cannot escape the dangers of ideologies that are out to destroy you. Denial is no option.
So, what should we do? Is this a good moment for freedom-loving people to give in or to change course? To all-of-a-sudden start singing praise of Islam, or proclaiming there is such a thing as a moderate Islam? Will we now accept the continuation of Muslim mass immigration to the West? Will we appease sharia and jihad? Should we sacrifice gay rights and women rights? Or democracy? Should we sell out Israel, our dearest ally, and a frontline state of Islam?
Well, my humble opinion is: No way, Jose!
I suggest to defend freedom in general and freedom of speech in particular. I propose the withdrawal of all hate speech legislation in Europe. I propose a European First Amendment. In Europe we should defend freedom of speech like you Americans do. In Europe freedom of speech should be extended, instead of restricted. Of course, calling for violence or unjustly yelling “fire” in a crowded theatre have to be punished, but the right to criticize ideologies or religions are necessary conditions for a vital democracry. As George Orwell once said: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”.
Let us defend freedom of speech and let us gain strength and work hard to become even stronger. Millions think just like you and me. Millions think liberty is precious. That democracy is better than sharia. And after all, why should we be afraid? Our many freedoms and our prosperity are the result of centuries of endeavour. Centuries of hard work and sacrifice. We do not stand alone, and we stand on the shoulders of giants.
Late December 1944 the American army was suddenly faced with a last-ditch effort by the Germans. In the Ardennes, in the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler and his national-socialists fought for their last chance. And they were very successful. Americans faced defeat, and death.
In the darkest of winter, in the freezing cold, in a lonely forest with snow and ice as even fiercer enemies than the Nazi war machine itself, the American army was told to surrender. That might be their only chance to survive. But General McAuliffe thought otherwise. He gave the Germans a short message. This message contained just four letters. Four letters only, but never in the history of freedom was a desire for liberty and perseverance in the face of evil expressed more eloquently than in that message. It spelled N – U – T – S. “Nuts”.
My friends, the national-socialists got the message. Because it left no room for interpretation!
I suggest we walk in the tradition of giants like General McAuliffe and the American soldiers who fought and died for the freedom of my country and for a secular and democratic Europe, and we tell the enemies of freedom just that. NUTS! Because that’s all there is to it. No explanations. No beating around the bush. No caveats.
Our enemies should know: we will never apologize for being free men, we will never bow for the combined forces of Mecca and the left. And we will never surrender. We stand on the shoulders of giants. There is no stronger power than the force of free men fighting for the great cause of liberty. Because freedom is the birthright of all man.
Voorzitter Tweede Kamerfractie Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV)
Geert Wilders MP
Chairman Party for Freedom (PVV)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The following video from atlasshrugs2000 entitled ‘David Littman: the UN in the last year’ shows the way proper debate about Sharia is impossible in the United Nations.
Worcester on verge of being twinned with Gaza: Worcester is a picturesque cathedral city in the heart of rural England, while Gaza is a grief-stricken warzone in the Middle East. (www.telegraph.co.uk/)
US thinks the unthinkable: asking Iran for help with supply routes (www.timesonline.co.uk/)
Prince of Wales calls for 'bridges' to be built between faiths: The Prince of Wales called for bridges to be built between faiths as he addressed members of a centre for Islamic studies at a special dinner. (www.telegraph.co.uk/)
Civil servants ready to pay £2,000 each (of your cash) to hear Islamic extremist preach (www.dailymail.co.uk/)
Kerry visit to Gaza seen as change of tack by US (www.independent.co.uk/)
Amnesty calls on US to suspend arms sales to Israel: Hellfire missiles and white phosphorus artillery shells among weapons used in 'indiscriminate' attacks on civilians, says human rights group (www.guardian.co.uk/)
Syria 'builds missile facility on ruins of destroyed nuclear reactor': Syria has revealed that it has built a missile facility over the ruins of what the US says was a nuclear reactor destroyed by Israel warplanes. (www.telegraph.co.uk/)
Iran to test first nuclear power plant: Iran plans to test its first nuclear power plant , as the Islamic republic presses on with its atomic drive despite international sanctions. (www.telegraph.co.uk/)
Iran begins to test first atomic reactor despite Western fears over nuclear weapons: Iran has begun to test its first atomic reactor, bringing it a significant step closer to generating nuclear energy and raising the prospect of confrontation with the West. (www.telegraph.co.uk/)
Iran 'has enough uranium for nuclear weapon' (www.independent.co.uk/)
British Muslims are killing our troops (www.express.co.uk/)
Pakistani Army colonel 'was involved' in Mumbai terror attacks (www.timesonline.co.uk/)
British comedians call for human rights in Iran: More than a dozen of Britain's top comedians, including Bill Bailey and Jack Dee, have signed an open letter calling for the Iranian government to respect the human rights of its citizens. (www.telegraph.co.uk/)
Hamas no, human rights yes: Why are the left and the anti-war movement ignoring Hamas's repression of the Palestinian people? (www.guardian.co.uk/)
Saudi girl, eight, married off to 58-year-old is denied divorce (www.guardian.co.uk/)
Iran's women are taking on the mullahs (www.independent.co.uk/)
Israel's use of force was justified: Israeli forces took extraordinary steps not to harm Gazan civilians and yes, claims about misuse of weapons are being investigated (www.guardian.co.uk/)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The following video from atlasshrugs2000 entitled 'Geert in NY calls for an international first amendment' shows him speaking in New York:
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
GEERT WILDERS WORLD TOUR
Now Dutch MP who was banned from Britain for his anti-Islam film is welcomed in the U.S. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
Dutch anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders to screen Fitna film in Washington: Republican Senator Jon Kyl is hosting a film screening at the Capitol building in Washington for a the controversial Right-wing Dutch politician who claims that Islam inspires terrorism (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)
Geert Wilders in D.C. on Friday (http://michellemalkin.com/)
Taliban calls ceasefire in order to concentrate on attacking Nato: The Pakistani Taliban has announced a unilateral ceasefire in one of its key tribal strongholds in what analysts suspect is a tactical move to increase attacks on troops in Afghanistan (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)
One in ten freed Guantánamo detainees goes back to terrorism, says Pentagon
Courting Syria: Policy advisers in Washington increasingly see improved relations with Damascus as crucial to peace in the Middle East (http://www.guardian.co.uk/)
Brown's total failure on immigration (http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/)
Monday, February 23, 2009
ISLAMISATION & SHARIA LAW
Muslim peer claims politicians are scared of discussing polygamy: Politicians are too scared to discuss multiple marriages in case they offend Muslims, shadow minister for Community Cohesion Baroness Warsi has claimed. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)
Fanatics are on rise and Labour has let it happen (http://www.thesun.co.uk/)
High-skilled foreign migrants entering Britain to halve, Jacqui Smith says (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/)
Blunkett warns over ‘Big Brother’ Britain (http://www.independent.co.uk/)
There does seem to have been a massive smear campaign on Mr Wilders by the European establishment and I suspect that there will be many in America that will try the same approach in order to prevent criticism of their own misguided world views. American politicians need to avoid appearing fearful in the face of Islamic extremism, a fear which is perhaps the main reason for reluctance to meet Mr Wilders. It will be interesting to see whether American leaders are as timid as the British Government when it comes to opposing Islamism. Surrender to Islamic radicalism is not an option in either Europe or North America. American might have elected a left wing Government in the recent elections, but many counties in Europe have had such governments for many years now and people are now desperate to remedy this mistake. If American politicians want to maintain good links with the future European leaders then they could do a lot worse than speak to Mr Wilders and learn about his views without the negative media spin that deliberately tries to undermine him.
According to the International Free Press Society (IFPS) Wilders’ visit will focus on free expression issues (see press release below). Free expression is already under attack in Europe, as Mr Wilders’ expulsion from Great Britain clearly shows. Fitna can be viewed by clicking the image below:
PRESS RELEASEInternational Free Press Society and Geert Wilders Call for An International First Amendment And Ban On All Hate Speech LawsWashington DC — On Friday, February 27, 2009, Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders, founder and floor leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), and the International Free Press Society (IFPS), in conjunction with the Center for Security Policy, will discuss recent attacks on free speech worldwide, especially the recent legal actions against Wilders and other political leaders and journalists.
The International Free Press Society will announce a global initiative to protect free speech from laws that criminalize any criticisms of Islam or the doctrines of Shariah.
The event will include a screening of Fitna, the controversial film which includes quotations from the Koran, documentary footage of Islamic leaders inciting violence (jihad) based on those quotations, and documentary footage of jihadist violence. The film can be viewed on the Internet here.
Mr. Wilders will discuss his efforts to show Fitna and to rally support for free speech and the right to criticize Islam.
Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy, will discuss the dangers to America’s national security and civil liberties imposed by global oppression of free speech. CSP recently hosted a conference in London entitled “Free Speech, Jihad and the Future of Western Civilization.” Selected speeches from that conference can be found here.Concerning recent attacks on free speech, Gaffney said: “The insinuation of Shariah legal codes and practices into Free World societies includes the effort to impose Shariah blasphemy, slander and libel laws in the West. According to Shariah, it is impermissible to engage in speech or writings that ‘defame’ Islam or otherwise offend its followers. We must oppose all these efforts.”
Lars Hedegaard, President of the International Free Press Society, will introduce Mr. Wilders and outline the IFPS 2009 campaign to ban hate speech laws and to work for an “International First Amendment.” Hedegaard said:
The hate speech and blasphemy laws that are now common in many European countries lack clarity as to precisely what they aim to criminalize. Recent experience with their implementation further shows that they are unequally applied. This state of affairs is intolerable and the IFPS must therefore demand that all such laws be repealed. The way to deal with controversial, offensive or even hateful statements — unless they are directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action — is to expose them to public debate and criticism.
M.P. Geert Wilders lives under 24 hour police protection. Following Fitna’s release online in March 2008, al-Qaeda issued a fatwa calling for Wilders’ murder. Wilders also currently faces prosecution in Holland for alleged “incitement to hatred and discrimination.” Wilders called the Dutch Court of Appeals’ decision to prosecute him an attack on freedom of expression. “Participation in the public debate has become a dangerous activity. If you give your opinion, you risk being prosecuted,” he said.
Mr. Wilders was recently arrested and deported from England, where he had traveled on the invitation of members of the House of Lords to speak and show the film. He is visiting New York, Boston and Washington DC this week, meeting with private organizations, political leaders and journalists to encourage their support for the campaign to protect free speech worldwide.An extended question and answer session with all three speakers will follow their
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Sunday, February 22, 2009
WAR AGAINST THE WEST
Lebanon guerrillas fire rockets into Israel (From: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)
Abu Qatada's compensation makes a mockery of human rights (From: www.telegraph.co.uk)
ISLAMISATION & SHARIA LAW
Polygamy claimants keep the money (From: http://www.independent.co.uk)
Taliban agree to 'permanent ceasefire' in Swat valley... but only if Sharia law is imposed Mail Online (From: www.dailymail.co.uk)
Church riot: A row over Muslim worshippers parking their cars outside a Christian church in the central Nigerian town of Bauchi left four dead and 35 injured yesterday. Churches, mosques and homes were set alight in bitter sectarian fighting, said Red Cross officials. (From: www.timesonline.co.uk)
DECLINE OF CIVIL LIBERTIES
Revealed: the full extent of Labour's curbs on civil liberties (From: www.independent.co.uk)
Terrorist threat 'exploited to curb civil liberties' (From: www.independent.co.uk)
DOING DEALS WITH TERRORISTS
Europe opens covert talks with ‘blacklisted’ Hamas (From: www.independent.co.uk)
UK and US put Iran at heart of the agenda: In Hillary Clinton's first meeting as Secretary as State with David Miliband, she emphasises a co-operative foreign strategy (From: www.independent.co.uk)
Defence chiefs urge hawk Netanyahu to strike deal with Syria (From: www.timesonline.co.uk)
How to make a million in five years (become a Euro MP) (From: www.timesonline.co.uk)
Hazel Blears to attack political correctness (From: www.telegraph.co.uk)
Home Office toughen point based immigration system (From: www.timesonline.co.uk)
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The following video from whathitthefan entitled ‘Swedish state media corrupt to the core. Producers with extremist links revealed’ illustrates the war against democracy in modern Sweden.
Many thanks to zebulon9 in the comments for highlighting this important SITA Action:
Don't forGeert Wilders!
Stop talking, start acting.
Isn't Geert's freedom worth a stamp?
If Geert Wilders falls, then Freedom of speech is dead in Europe. We are launching an extensive International Action SITA including two possible texts ; one comparing Wilders and Winston Churchill and another Wilders and Charlie Chaplin:
To support Geert Wilders and our dearly acquired freedoms please participate to the 2 suggested actions and transmit this message to your friends owners of a website in order they publish it.
An other way to support Geert Wilders is to give some money. To donate: www.geertwilders.nl
Friday, February 20, 2009
Signore e signori, molte grazie. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much.
I feel very honoured to have been invited to speak here in Rome, to speak here in this splendid city, the cradle of our Western civilization.
As you perhaps know, Oriana Fallaci is one of my heroes. She definitely was one of the greatest examples of bravery and honesty. Her brilliant books ‘The Rage and the Pride’ and ‘The Force of Reason’ are my guidelines that inspire me day after day. Mr. Manocchia, Una via per Oriana, thank you very much for remembering the great Oriana Fallaci. The world should remember her forever.
Ladies and gentlemen, following in the footsteps of Oriana Fallaci, I want to warn you for a great threat. This great threat is called Islam.
Islam is build on two rocks. First there is the Koran, Allah’s personal word, with orders that need to be fulfilled by Muslims regardless of place and time. As you know, the Koran calls for hatred, violence, submission, murder, terrorism, war, Jihad. The Koran calls upon Muslims to kill non-Muslims and he Koran considers Jews to be monkeys and pigs. That is why the great German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer called the Koran inferior. That is why former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Oriana Fallaci compared the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
Second, there is the so called perfect man: Muhammad. His deeds have to be imitated by all Muslims, and since Muhammad was a warlord and executed prisoners of war we know exactly what to expect. The brave American apostate dr. Wafa Sultan said: “The problem is that the Koran clearly says that Muhammad should be a role model for every Muslim. You are not allowed to criticise him, but you should follow in his footsteps. As a Muslim it is your mission to spread Islam by the sword”.
Please, ladies and gentlemen, let no one fool you: Islam means submission, so there cannot be any mistake about its goal. There are moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam.
A total of 54 million Muslims live across Europe. In less than half a century the number of Muslims has increased rapidly. The Islamization of Europe affects the European achievements of the last century. The question is: Are we prepared to defend our achievements? Are we prepared to defend the equality of men and women? Are we prepared to defend the equality of homo- and heterosexuals? Are we prepared to defend the separation of Church and State? Are we prepared to defend freedom of speech?
Ladies and gentlemen, I would not qualify myself as a free man. Four and a half years ago I lost my freedom. Since then I am under 24-hour police protection. As if that is not enough, the most radical Dutch Imam claimed 55.000 euro’s in compensation for his hurt feelings because of ‘Fitna’. The State of Jordan is possibly going to issue a request for my extradition to stand trial in Amman. The Amsterdam Court of Appeal ordered my criminal prosecution for making ‘Fitna’ and for my political views on Islam. And last week the British government refused my entrance into the United Kingdom because me showing ‘Fitna’ in the British House of Lords at the invitation of a British parliamentarian would be a threat to British public security. This is the alarming state of freedom of speech in today’s Europe: Criticizing Islam has become a dangerous activity, criticizing Islam has apparently become a criminal act.
You just saw ‘Fitna’. My name is on the credit role, but like you have seen, ‘Fitna’ is actually not made by me, but is made by radical Muslims, the Koran and Islam itself. If ‘Fitna’ is considered to be hate speech, then what is the Koran? If I am considered to be a threat to public security, then what is Islam?
The Court’s decision and my ban by the British government are two major victories for Islam. Both institutions have sided with Islam. The first Soviet leader, Lenin, once labelled ignorant people that unknowingly aided his cause as ‘useful idiots’. Well, the Court and the British government are the ‘useful idiots’ of today, and I think they are even proud of it.
The Court’s decision and my ban by the British government are also two major victories for all those who hate freedom of speech.
Freedom of speech – the dearest of our liberties – is under attack in today’s Europe. Oriana Fallaci herself had to live in fear of extradition to Switzerland because of her book ‘The Rage and the Pride’. Recently, Susanne Winter, an Austrian politician, was sentenced to a suspended prison sentence for telling the truth about Muhammad. The Dutch cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot was arrested by ten police men because of his drawings, and on top of all that, we now have the decisions of the Inquisition-like Court in Amsterdam and the Dhimmi British government.
Freedom of speech is no longer a given in Europe. What we once considered to be a natural component of our existence is now something we have to fight for. That is what is at stake. Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most important issue. The question is: Will free speech be put behind bars?
I repeat the words inscribed on the headstone of the murdered Dutch anti-Islam politician dr. Pim Fortuyn, who lies buried here in Italy and would have celebrated his birthday today: ‘loquendi libertatum custodiamus’, let us guard freedom of speech.
That is why I propose the withdrawal of all hate speech legislation in Europe. I propose a European First Amendment. Freedom of speech is the keystone of our Western civilization, it is the keystone of our democracies and the keystone of our freedom. That is why freedom of speech should be extended instead of restricted. Salman Rushdie’s ‘The Satanic Verses’, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s and Theo van Gogh’s film ‘Submission’, Kurt Westergaard’s cartoons and my documentary ‘Fitna’ should never be banned, but should be protected. As George Orwell once said: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is five to twelve. In Europe, our freedom is at stake. Islam is Europe’s Trojan Horse. The differences between Saudi-Arabia and the Netherlands, between Iran and Italy are blurring. The first Islamic invasion of Europe was stopped at Poitiers in 732. The second Islamic invasion was halted at the gates of Vienna in 1683. Now we have to stop the current – stealth – Islamic invasion. Ladies and gentlemen, once Islam conquered Constantinople, now it wants to conquer Rome. We have to stop the Islamization of Europe, because if we don’t, Europe will become Eurabia.
Fortunately there is some hope. This hope does not come from governments, but from the people. In the Netherlands, 60 percent of the population considers mass immigration to be the number one policy mistake since the Second World War. Another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat to our national identity. I am convinced that the public opinion in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and here in Italy isn’t much different.
We have to maintain our values. We have to maintain our liberties. We have to maintain our civilization. We have to maintain the heritage of Rome, because we owe it to our children.
As Oriana Fallaci once said: “The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead”.
Thank you very much.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Fitna was shown in Rome and Wilders was present proving that Italy is a much more free society than Great Britain which constrains and cajoles in the name of the intolerant New Labour creed that tolerates no dissent from its worldview. It is good to see that the cultural heart of Western Civilisation stands firm against the tide of Islamist intimidation that says that no one can speak out against or question Islam. The Italian’s have shown the metal of their imperial Roman roots and stood firm against the bullies who want to transform their society into an Islamic state under sharia.
The Labour Government said that the era of boom and bust economics was at an end and its representatives now criticise Geert Wilders. On how many issues must the British Labour Government be proved wrong before it does the honourable thing and stands down? How much more damage to Great Britain must be suffered at the hands of these short sighted incompetent and traitorous imbeciles? Surely it is time for change!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
At a freedom of expression conference in Rome on 19 February Geet Wilders will receive the “Premio Oriana Fallaci” (Oriana Fallaci Prize). Mr Wilders will show his film Fitna at the conference and it is expected that members of the Chamber of Deputies and members of the Senate of the Republic will be present to view the film.
The British Government prevented Mr Wilders from similarly presenting his film in London thus highlighting the tattered state of freedom of expression in Great Britain.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The following is video footage from the “Lawful Rebellion Conference” held recently in Stoke:
John Harris - 'It's an illusion' talk at the Stoke 'Lawful Rebellion' Conference
Albert Burgess - 'A case of Treason' talk at the Stoke 'Lawful Rebellion' Conference
Brian Gerrish - 'State of the Nation' talk at the Stoke' Lawful Rebellion' Conference
The recent abuse of Geert Wilders at the hands of the British Government demonstrate why such conferences are necessary in New Labour’s police state Britain. I was at the conference myself and am confident that the resistance to political oppression in this country is growing rapidly despite the intimidation by the media and the state. The British people are not naturally docile and despite all the propaganda they are waking up to the reality of the situation. When it comes down to it, people have had enough and are unwilling to live in a state of servitude to the grey and uninspiring bundles of irrelevance that call themselves our leaders.
Posted by Aeneas at Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The following is a video from db0db1 Entitled BBC presenter: 24% Muslims = "tiny minority" show the way the Lib Dems would allow Britain to sleep walk its way into an Islamic state ruled by Sharia.
The video records Nick Clegg’s response to the comments of the Bishop of Rochester, Nazir Ali, about the divisions in society that have emerged as a result of multiculturalism. However, Daily Express columnist Leo McKinstry demonstrates why Mr Clegg’s approach to politics is dangerous and a threat to true liberalism.
Perhaps Mr Clegg’s idea of liberalism is the liberal application of sharia law with all its inequalities, violence and barbarity. Sharia is part of Islamic culture, does that mean in a multicultural society it must be tolerated. It seems that multiculturalism and liberalism are at odds on this issue. It seems to me that Mr Clegg puts multiculturalism before liberalism. The ‘let’s pretend’ approach to politics practiced by people like Mr Clegg is grossly irresponsible and inappropriate when practiced by those supposedly engaged in the serious business of statecraft in the real world.
The following video from Eddanij (hat tip: Gates of Vienna) is about UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) and is entitled ‘UNRWA: Lords of Misery’. As far as I can see it exposes the UN as a terror supporting pro Islamist organisation that is effectively at war with Western Civilisation.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Perhaps Mr Berulsconi will ask Mr Brown whether he, as Italian Prime Minister, would be granted freedom of speech on any trip to Britain or whether to usual rules of suppressing the truth would apply.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Society is coming round to my views on sharia (Telegraph.co.uk)
What planet is the Archbishop on? Most people do not understand what Sharia is because debate on the subject is supressed. If he is so convinced that people share his view then why does he not propose a referrendum on the subject and see how much the people of Great Britain support him?
There should be a referrendum on sharia and if the referrendum goes against our elite that seems determined on imposing it, then it should be outlawed in all its forms. You cannot pick and choose with sharia, it is a total system and it is therefore all or nothing. Any concessions made to it are just part of a slippery slope towards full sharia.
The British people must be given a choice about the kind of society that they wish to leave to their children and grandchildren. Our Government seems determined to prevent the British people having that choice and seems to want to gradually introduce sharia into our country in the hope that it will be so gradual that nobody will notice until it is too late. It is hiding behind heressy laws, that are mistakenly referred to as laws against hatred, and it is using these laws to intimidate those who want an open and free debate on the subject of Sharia.
When there is not real freedom of expression in Britian, members of our elite can claim all sorts of things because people are afraid to contradict them. The Archbishop should be ashamed of his misguided views about a system of law that causes misery to large numbers of people around the world.
Posted by Aeneas at Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
David Miliband, in his opposition to Geert Wilders and freedom of speech has effectively performed an act of appeasement of radical Islam. The only hate in the film come from the Islamists and Mr Wilders is merely exposing that hate. Mr Miliband is operating contrary to the interests and liberties of the British people and should resign from his post and as an MP. His opposition to freedom of speech means that he is unfit to hold office in a democracy.
The following video entitled 'Miliband on Geert Wilders: "Hate-filled Film"' from jplumads. I think this video shows why Miliband is wrong and why he is a dangerous man as far as British liberty is concerned:
What is the British Government doing about radical Islam? Answer: Nothing. By its policy of appeasement the British Government is encouraging Islamism and abandoning those who are threatened by it. Never in the long history of Great Britain has a political party done so much damage to the country. The Labour Party has set wheels in motion that, if not reversed, will transform Britain into an Islamic state. The hate laws that it has put in place have actually institutionalised hate and made hatred official government policy. Heresy laws are not laws that encourage freedom.
A few days ago we witnessed the shameful treatment of Geert Wilders. Mr Wilders is a member of the Dutch Parliament for the third largest party, banning him from Britain is the equivalent to banning Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, from the Netherlands. It would appear that the reason he was banned was because he broke sharia law by highlighting passages in the Koran that put Islam is a less than favourable light. Our media labelled him a right wing extremist but did not give good reasons why he deserves that label, as far as I can see Mr Wilders is a conservative who loves his country. Just because he has views that go against the policies of the current British Government he is banned. Without freedom of speech Britain is a dictatorship and the British Government has now demonstrated its authoritarian credentials very well.
Contrast the treatment of Geert Wilders and the treatment of the Islamic demonstrators in London in the following video:
Video entitled ‘LONDON PROTEST 4’ from the YouTube channel of circadian01
Hat tip to Atlas Shrugs and Kasper.
The scenes in the above footage are reminiscent of those in Nazi Germany in the 1930s in which Jews were demonized in the most appalling and unjustified manner. There is a protestor wearing what appears to be a caricature of Jewish face and is apparently pretending to eat a Palestinian baby while the police do nothing. It seems that Muslim protestors can do just about anything while the freedom of speech with regard to Islam for the rest of society is severely restricted to the extent of making it impossible. Muslims seem to be allowed to follow the anti Semitic tradition of their so-called prophet while representatives of the people such as Geert Wilders and not allowed to express the idea that certain passages from the Koran might have inspired the terrorists of 9/11 and 7/7.
Is debate made impossible because Mr Wilders is right? Is our Government trapped by its own multiculturalist ideology and is afraid of people realizing that it has undermined British traditions and culture for nothing? By banning Mr Wilders, the British Government has also restricted the freedom of speech of moderate British Muslims who do not want to live under Sharia law and are willing to repudiate the violent verse of the Koran.
There is a history of Muslims getting away with things that would not be tolerated if perpetrated by non Muslims. Of course we all remember the death threats at the Islamic demonstration outside the Danish embassy in London, and the police only took very limited action after a public outcry. More recently we have seen the police chased through the streets of the British capital by an Islamic mob with apparently no consequences. Sharia is already in place in Britain because there is no equality under the law. It would appear that Muslims are above the law. Muslims are empowered by the state and non Muslims have rights, such as freedom of expression, taken away from them. Under Sharia, non Muslims are second class citizens, in Britain based on the record of the Labour Government non Muslims are second class citizens.
Sharia law exists in Britain in the form of so-called hate legislation that appears mainly to be applied to non Muslims. It is time to abolish sharia law in Britain. If the Government wants sharia law then it should have the courage to let people know what it is doing and put the question to the British people in the form of a referendum.
Sharia law in Britain must be repealed!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Write to the British Foreign Secretary The Rt. Hon David Miliband MP or the British Home Secretary The Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith MP to register your opposition to the authoritarianism of the British Government with regards to Geert Wilders banning from Great Britain.
Dear Mr Miliband/Ms. Smith
I am writing to you regarding the decision to prevent the Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders from entering the United Kingdom.You claim that he is a threat to ‘internal security’, however your government has been directly responsible for several controversial Imams who preach hate on a daily basis being allowed to remain in the UK.
Your government has admitted that it has no idea of the real number of illegal immigrants in the country, yet when it comes to a democratically elected MP from an EU nation, you feel qualified to exercise border control.Your government recently hosted the Premier of China, a country with an appalling human rights record, without complaint. His visit caused some severe disturbances in London and elsewhere, yet you did not dare to bar him and you would certainly not have had him arrested upon entry. Why is that?Mr Miliband, to me Britain has always stood for freedom; however your treatment of Mr Wilders is nothing short of bullying. The Netherlands is a small country and a European partner. You hope they would not dare make too much of a fuss about this because you perceive Mr Wilders‘ views as wrong and unpopular; however I can assure you they are neither.
If the British government upholds this ban, I will boycott British goods and/or refrain from travelling to Britain until such a time as the ban is lifted. Britain owes it to the world as a democratic power to uphold the values of free speech it has always held so dear; your government’s hypocrisy is making that impossible. You would not dare to treat an MP from a larger nation this way, and you are bringing shame on Britain throughout the world.I urge you to reconsider.
Print it out and send it to:
The Rt. Hon. David Miliband MP
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
King Charles StreetLondon
The Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith MP
Direct Communications Unit
2 Marsham Street
Hat tip: Hodjas Blog
The following video on the YouTube channel of njohn81 entitled 'Keith Vaz is a Disgrace (Newsnight - 12/02/09)' shows the 12 February 2009 Newsnight debate about Fitna and Geert Wilders' being banned from Great Britain.
Hat tip: International Free Press Society
(ROME, ITALY – 13 FEBRUARY 2009) – Dutch MP Geert Wilders, founder and floor leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), and A Way for Oriana (www.unaviaxoriana.it), in conjunction with the International Free Press Society (IFPS), announced today that they will be screening Fitna, the controversial film about the dangers of Islam, at an invitation-only February 19 gathering in Rome.
“This event is part of the ‘Facing Jihad’ world tour for Fitna that will serve to expose Islam for what it is, an ideology that preaches terrorism, anti-Semitism and the oppression of women, homosexuals and non-Muslims” said Mr. Wilders.
The embattled filmmaker’s visit to Rome comes on the heels of the controversy surrounding the screening of the film in the House of Lords in London. The episode began last month with threats by Muslim parliamentarian Lord Nazir Ahmed to organize mass demonstrations and storm the parliamentary chambers, and intensified after Mr. Wilders received notice from the British government earlier this week that he poses a “threat to public security and public harmony” and will be denied entry to the country.
Deadset on exercising his right to freedom of expression, Mr. Wilders traveled to London even though he faced incarceration upon entering the country. Though Mr. Wilders was sent back Amsterdam shortly after his arrival at Heathrow International Airport, the film was screened in the House of Lords as planned.
Mr. Wilders’ speeches and public screenings of the film have now been held in Israel, at the successful ‘Facing Jihad’ Conference in Jerusalem, the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen, and various locations around the United States.
While the Amsterdam Public Prosecutor's Office originally decided not to prosecute Mr. Wilders when protests surrounded the release last year of the controversial film, the court overturned the ruling last month, instructing the Public Prosecutor to move forward with the case, citing “remarks inciting hatred and discrimination.”
Though distressed about the judgment, Mr. Wilders will continue screening the film.
“Educating the public about the harsh realities of Islamization is the first step to effectively combating and ultimately defeating Global Jihad,” said Mr. Wilders.
In addition to the screening, the February 19 event will also include an address by Mr. Wilders, a press conference, and a ceremony during which A Way for Oriana will award Mr. Wilders with the Orianna Fallaci Free Speech Award, an honor that will recognize the parliamentarian, like the late Italian author and journalist, as a “symbol of the fight against Islamic fascism and a knight of the freedom of humankind.”
The event will be held at the Grand Palatino Hotel in Via Cavour 213, Rome, Italy. For security reasons, the conference is being restricted to those who have received invitations only.
Fitna will next be screened in smaller gatherings in the United States later this month, including assemblies in the New York and Washington, DC areas.
Geert Wilders is a member of the Dutch Parliament and founder and floor leader of the Freedom Party (PVV). In 2007, he was declared Dutch ‘politician of the year.’ Wilders shot into the international consciousness as a result of his short film Fitna (2008) which documents the threat posed by Islam as represented through the words of the Koran and Islamic clerics themselves.
The International Free Press Society (IFPS) was founded on January 1, 2009 as an extension of Free Press Society of Denmark due to a feeling that freedom of speech has been shrinking throughout the world. The purpose of the IFPS is to defend freedom of expression wherever and by whomever it is threatened. The IFPS sees Expansionist Islam as the most dangerous threat.
A Way for Oriana is an Italian non-political organization whose aim is to protect democratic freedoms against terrorism and defend the freedom of expression.
Friday, February 13, 2009
The following is the speech that Geert Wilders would have given to the House of Lords yesterday had the tyrancial British Government not prevented his right to freedom of speech:
London, Feb. 12, 2009
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much.
Thank you for inviting me. Thank you Lord Pearson and Lady Cox for showing Fitna, and for your gracious invitation. While others look away, you, seem to understand the true tradition of your country, and a flag that still stands for freedom.
This is no ordinary place. This is not just one of England’s tourist attractions. This is a sacred place. This is the mother of all Parliaments, and I am deeply humbled to speak before you.
The Houses of Parliament is where Winston Churchill stood firm, and warned — all throughout the 1930’s — for the dangers looming. Most of the time he stood alone.
In 1982 President Reagan came to the House of Commons, where he did a speech very few people liked. Reagan called upon the West to reject communism and defend freedom. He introduced a phrase: ‘evil empire’. Reagan’s speech stands out as a clarion call to preserve our liberties. I quote: If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.
What Reagan meant is that you cannot run away from history, you cannot escape the dangers of ideologies that are out to destroy you. Denial is no option.
Communism was indeed left on the ash heap of history, just as Reagan predicted in his speech in the House of Commons. He lived to see the Berlin Wall coming down, just as Churchill witnessed the implosion of national-socialism.
Today, I come before you to warn of another great threat. It is called Islam. It poses as a religion, but its goals are very worldly: world domination, holy war, sharia law, the end of the separation of church and state, the end of democracy. It is not a religion, it is a political ideology. It demands you respect, but has no respect for you.
There might be moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam. Islam will never change, because it is build on two rocks that are forever, two fundamental beliefs that will never change, and will never go away. First, there is Quran, Allah’s personal word, uncreated, forever, with orders that need to be fulfilled regardless of place or time. And second, there is al-insal al-kamil, the perfect man, Muhammad the role model, whose deeds are to be imitated by all Muslims. And since Muhammad was a warlord and a conqueror we know what to expect.
Islam means submission, so there cannot be any mistake about its goal. That’s a given. The question is whether the British people, with its glorious past, is longing for that submission.
We see Islam taking off in the West at an incredible speed. The United Kingdom has seen a rapid growth of the number of Muslims. Over the last ten years, the Muslim population has grown ten times as fast as the rest of society. This has put an enormous pressure on society. Thanks to British politicians who have forgotten about Winston Churchill, the English now have taken the path of least resistance. They give up. They give in.
Thank you very much for letting me into the country. I received a letter from the Secretary of State for the Home Department, kindly disinviting me. I would threaten community relations, and therefore public security in the UK, the letter stated.
For a moment I feared that I would be refused entrance. But I was confident the British government would never sacrifice free speech because of fear of Islam. Britannia rules the waves, and Islam will never rule Britain, so I was confident the Border Agency would let me through. And after all, you have invited stranger creatures than me. Two years ago the House of Commons welcomed Mahmoud Suliman Ahmed Abu Rideh, linked to Al Qaeda. He was invited to Westminster by Lord Ahmed, who met him at Regent’s Park mosque three weeks before. Mr. Rideh, suspected of being a money man for terror groups, was given a SECURITY sticker for his Parliamentary visit.
Well, if you let in this man, than an elected politician from a fellow EU country surely is welcome here too. By letting me speak today you show that Mr Churchill’s spirit is still very much alive. And you prove that the European Union truly is working; the free movement of persons is still one of the pillars of the European project.
But there is still much work to be done. Britain seems to have become a country ruled by fear. A country where civil servants cancel Christmas celebrations to please Muslims. A country where Sharia Courts are part of the legal system. A country where Islamic organizations asked to stop the commemoration of the Holocaust. A country where a primary school cancels a Christmas nativity play because it interfered with an Islamic festival. A country where a school removes the words Christmas and Easter from their calendar so as not to offend Muslims. A country where a teacher punishes two students for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class. A country where elected members of a town council are told not to eat during daylight hours in town hall meetings during the Ramadan. A country that excels in its hatred of Israel, still the only democracy in the Middle-East. A country whose capitol is becoming ‘Londonistan’.
I would not qualify myself as a free man. Four and a half years ago I lost my freedom. I am under guard permanently, courtesy to those who prefer violence to debate. But for the leftist fan club of Islam, that is not enough. They started a legal procedure against me. Three weeks ago the Amsterdam Court of Appeal ordered my criminal prosecution for making ‘Fitna’ and for my views on Islam. I committed what George Orwell called a ‘thought crime’.
You might have seen my name on Fitna’s credit role, but I am not really responsible for that movie. It was made for me. It was actually produced by Muslim extremists, the Quran and Islam itself. If Fitna is considered ‘hate speech’, then how would the Court qualify the Quran, with all its calls for violence, and hatred against women and Jews?
Mr. Churchill himself compared the Quran to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Well, I did exactly the same, and that is what they are prosecuting me for.
I wonder if the UK ever put Mr. Churchill on trail.
The Court’s decision and the letter I received form the Secretary of State for the Home Department are two major victories for all those who detest freedom of speech. They are doing Islam’s dirty work. Sharia by proxy. The differences between Saudi-Arabia and Jordan on one hand and Holland and Britain are blurring. Europe is now on the fast track of becoming Eurabia. That is apparently the price we have to pay for the project of mass immigration, and the multicultural project.
Ladies and gentlemen, the dearest of our many freedoms is under attack. In Europe, freedom of speech is no longer a given. What we once considered a natural component of our existence is now something we again have to fight for. That is what is at stake. Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most pressing issue. The question is: Will free speech be put behind bars?
We have to defend freedom of speech.
For the generation of my parents the word ‘London’ is synonymous with hope and freedom. When my country was occupied by the national-socialists the BBC offered a daily glimpse of hope, in the darkness of Nazi tyranny. Millions of my country men listened to it, illegally. The words ‘This Is London’ were a symbol for a better world coming soon. If only the British and Canadian and American soldiers were here.
What will be transmitted forty years from now? Will it still be ‘This Is London’? Or will it be ‘this is Londonistan’? Will it bring us hope, or will it signal the values of Mecca and Medina? Will Britain offer submission or perseverance? Freedom or slavery?
The choice is ours.
Ladies and gentlemen,
We will never apologize for being free. We will never give in. We will never surrender.
Freedom must prevail, and freedom will prevail.
Thank you very much.
Geert Wilders MP
Chairman, Party for Freedom (PVV)