Thursday, January 22, 2009

In Defense of Geert Wilders

I first came across this story in August of this past year. In fact, I blogged about it in my myspace blog on August 05, 2008. Since none of you likely caught that blog or followed up on the story I'm posting again with the recent follow ups. I was actually made aware this was still an issue over at The Lone Voice @ I'll post a bit of my original blog first for some background in case you aren't familiar with this issue.

Basically the original article I posted said the following:

A Dutch member of parliament has called for the Quran to be banned in the Netherlands, describing it as a "fascist book" which calls on people to kill non-believers and rape women.
Geert Wilders, leader of the far-right Freedom Party, called for the ban in a letter published in De Volkskrant newspaper. In his letter, Wilders compares the Muslim holy book to Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler's autobiography, and said the Quran has "no place in our constitutional state".

"I have been saying this for years: there is no such thing as a moderate Islam," Wilders wrote.

Wilders' Freedom Party holds nine seats in the Netherlands' 150 seat parliament.

Call for ban

Wilders also said several chapters in the Quran "call on Muslims to oppress, persecute or kill Christians, Jews, dissidents and non-believers, to beat and rape women and to establish an Islamic state by force".

The publication of the letter comes after a weekend attack on Eshan Jami, a young Dutch politician, who established a group to support people who have renounced Islam.

Jami, who was not visibly injured in the attack, is now under police protection as is Wilders.

"Ban this wretched book like Mein Kampf is banned! Send a signal to Jami's attackers and other Islamic radicals that the Quran cannot be used in the Netherlands as an inspiration or an excuse for violence," Wilders said.

Wilders acknowledged that his plan would not receive majority support in the Dutch parliament.

"I am fed up with Islam in the Netherlands: no more Muslim immigrants allowed. I am fed up with the worship of Allah and Muhammad in the Netherlands: no more mosques," his letter concluded.

Now the more recent postings which I will quote some from The Lone Voice to save time:

"It states on Geert Wilders Wikipedia page that:
Wilders is under constant security protection because of frequent threats to his life
One wonders why they choose to see him as the problem over religious fanatics?

He says online:
""Who will stand up for our culture if I am silenced?""

The uproar has been caused by Geert Wilders Volkskrant which you can find translated here:

Because I know many will not actually follow all my links I'm going to again quote the important issues from this translation here.

Basically the whole issue is that Wilders stated:

"The Koran is a facist book which incites violence, writes Geert Wilders. That is why this book, just like Mein Kampf, must be banned."

Italian writer Oriana Fallaci who alas, died last year held in New York on November 28th 2007 when she received a prize for her heroic resistance to Islamo facism and her struggle for freedom:

"A moderate Islam does not exist. It does not exist because there is no difference between Good Islam and Bad Islam. There is Islam and that it the end of it. Islam is the Koran, and nothing other than the Koran. And the Koran is the Mein Kampf of a religion that desires to eliminate others- non –Muslims-who are called infidel dogs, and inferior creatures. Read the Koran, that Mein Kampf, yet again. In whatever version and you will see that the evil which the sons of Allah against us and themselves has perpetrated comes from that book".(Oriana Fallaci"The Force of Reason" post-script page 305 February 2006)

"Ehsan Jami is one such infidel dog who had the courage to call the Prophet Mohammed a criminal and for referring to some of the strictures of the Koran as backwards and who got it into his head to stand up for other apostate dogs and even organized a committee for them. Allah finds that the death penalty is warranted for apostasy. Last Saturday that was almost a reality: the infidel Jami was beaten bloody by two Morrocans and one Somalian."

"Enough is enough. Let's stop with the politically correct spin and hype. It is good that Jami now has protection and it is too bad it did not happen sooner, but that does not solve the core of the problem. The core of the problem is fascistic Islam, the sick ideology of Allah and Mohammed as it is set out in the Islamic Mein Kampf: the Koran. The texts in the Koran leave little to the imagination."

"In various Sura's Muslims are called upon to oppress, persecute, or kill Jews, Christians and others, believers and non –believers and to beat women and to rape and to use violence to implement a worldwide Islamist state. Numerous other Sura's are used by Muslims to incite to death and destruction."

"Ban that wretched book like Mein Kampf is banned! In doing so send a signal to Jami's attackers and other Islamist that the Koran never ever can be allowed to be used as an inspiration for violence. I am ashamed of the Dutch politicians. Their naïve and pathological striving for a utopian moderate Islam which will only bring our country hell and damnation. I am ashamed of the people inside and outside the Lower House who refuse to stop the Islamic invasion of Holland. I am ashamed for Dutch politicians who day in and day out accept the over representation of foreigners in illegality and criminality and have no answer for it."

"The Hague is full of cowardly members. Fearful people who are born cowards and will die as cowards. They find and promote the idea tha the Dutch culture is has its foundation in Jewish-Christian- Islamic –tradition. They award a general pardon to liars and criminals. Those who see the extremists of the Muslim Brotherhood as partners for discussion. Those who permit Muslim men to refuse to let their wives be treated by a male doctor. Those who couldn't care less about the interests of the Dutch citizen and are working to transform the Netherlands into Netherlarabia as a province of the super state Eurabia."

"I have had enough of Islam in Holland: Not one more Muslim immigrant should be let in. I have had enough of the reverence for Allah and Mohammed in the Netherlands: There should not be even one more mosque. I have had enough of the Koran in the Netherlands. Ban that wretched book."

"Enough is enough."

There is significanly more information regarding this issue over at and I urge you to read through what I did not post here. This is a major problem that needs to be addressed and needs to be addressed immediately. This is far from only a Dutch issue and it's quickly spreading.

Some more information quoted from the article I found over at The Lone Voice:

January 22, 2009 - Washington, DC and Copenhagen, Denmark: A Dutch court yesterday ordered the criminal prosecution of Geert Wilders, Dutch parliamentarian and leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), for his statements - written, spoken and filmed -regarding Islam. The Amsterdam Court of Appeals has deemed such statements “insulting,” declaring that they “substantially harm the religious esteem” of Muslims.

Clearly, the effect of this Dutch court order is to set new limits to public debate in Dutch society, in this case about the highly controversial but nonetheless crucially important subject of Islam. This makes the prosecution of Geert Wilders an unacceptable breach of the sanctity of freedom of speech in Western society.

Having ordered a criminal prosecution for the opinions of a duly elected leader of a legitimate political party, Dutch authorities have dealt a devastating blow to political expression. While Dutch prosecutors prepare their indictment and Geert Wilders’ future hangs in limbo, who in The Netherlands will dare discuss political and cultural matters related to Islam - Islamic law, Islamic integration, Islamic crime, Islamic policy - openly, freely and fearlessly? The chilling effect is instantaneous. If, indeed, Wilders is ultimately convicted, free speech will cease to exist in the heart of Europe.

The International Free Press Society believes this court-ordered prosecution against Geert Wilders, a central figure in the fight against the Islamization of the West, amounts to a dangerous concession to the strictures of Islamic law, which prohibits all criticism of Islam, over Western traditions of, and rights to robust and unfettered debate. As such, it is tantamount to a surrender to totalitarian influences that undermine all Western freedoms. And as such, it must be resisted.

It is important to recall recent history. Two Dutchmen, Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh, have been murdered for their outspoken opposition to Islamization in The Netherlands. Another Dutch politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has been infamously forced into exile. Wilders alone now carries this debate over Islam in Dutch society forward - forcefully but logically, outspokenly but reasonably, and always peacefully. In order to do so, this member of Dutch parliament lives in a virtual prison, consigned to 24-hour guard by Islamic death threats against his life. Now, Dutch authorities have ordered him to be prosecuted for the Orwellian crime of committing “insulting” words.

As Wilders puts it, “If I have to stand trial, I will not stand trial alone, but also with the hundreds of thousands of Dutch people who reject the Islamization of The Netherlands.” He will also stand trial with those in The Netherlands and beyond who reject government prosecutions of free speech. In recognition of this this dire situation, the IFPS immediately calls on every supporter of free speech to come to the aid of Geert Wilders. To assist in this effort, the IFPS has launched an international campaign in defense of Geert Wilders and his freedom of speech.

To support these efforts, we urge you to contribute to the Geert Wilders Defense Fund. Donation information can be found at the IFPS website.We also urge defenders of free speech to sign this letter of protest against the Dutch Government


Whether you believe in his ideas or not, whether you agree with me or not, you should agree with free speech and if you do I urge you to click the link above and at least sign the petition in defense of a man who's willing to stand up for what he believes. In this case that belief is freedom of speech, freedom in general. This is important, this is something that matters. If it starts with incarceration of one man who stood up for his beliefs and for free speech and this is allowed to continue we are setting ourselves up to hold a place in a very frightening future.

It is unfortunate that our world is filled with such politically correct and conveniently blind assholes. I am sincerely afraid of the direction we are moving toward pressing for the acceptance of radical ideas at the expense of those who are to be harmed by them. Where does this stop? When and where does somebody finally open their eyes and draw the line? At what point is enough actually enough? How many examples of destruction, oppression, and murder do we actually need from this group before we're willing to grow a pair and stand up. Is it going to get to the point where we no longer are allowed to have an opinion that differs from the Islamic ideals? This is the direction we're going.

With our current stance and our new hugs and kisses, socialist, messiah/president I fear that it's going to continue to rapidly slide down hill and snowball. I'm actually quite sure that if the Netherlands were to ban it and not let in those poor opressed muslims, we'll invite them over since they aren't all terrorists and we like to play guess which one will blow up the plane. Hell, we'll let them in and build them foot washing stations in the new mosques that we'll build at the universities where we teach them chemistry, phsysics, and computer science which they will use to kill Infidel. We'll fund Koranic schools so they can segregate from us within our own society and their religion is not oppressed by our filthy westernness which might offend them.

We'll let them beat their women in the street in the name of religion. Driver's license picture in a Hijab... No Problem! What is this... you come from a stone age society that hasn't contributed anything to the world (except hatred and violence) for a few hundred years and you have no useful skills to get work. That's not a problem we'll give you welfare. In no time you'll be as abundant as mexicans and we'll start requiring American supervisors to speak Arabic so that we don't inconvenience you to learn the national language of our country thus stripping you of your heritage. We'll refrain from drawing cartoons that might upset your peaceful and loving minds (unless it's about jews, cause we know that's ok, Israel is pure, unbridled evil...).

Never you mind those mean old netherlands Akbar, you just bring your 500 kids, 9 wives, and stash of weapons manuals to the U.S. and the A.C.L.U. will ensure that you have more rights than the evil infidel dogs in no time...

What a steaming pile of horseshit. Before you write this off as some right wing rant read the Koran, I have, I know exactly what it says. I've also read too many books on the subject to not have a damn good understanding of what it requires and what it calls for. I agree with Wilders 100% and I urge you to read it before you decide we're wrong. I have to say, I'm truly ashamed of the world I live in.

AAAAND this just in... even if you clicked on no other links in this blog... Head on over to see what Fidothedog has to say at The Lone Voice about this issue since I completed this writing. Apparently Austria has joined the clusterfuck of retardation in the active assault on free speech. Now the home of the terminator has decided to turn and bite one of their own in the name of ensuring that nobody "humilates Islam".

By the way this only applies to the peaceful religion of Islam, you can make fun of and insult anybody else except these wonderful humanitarians.


1 comment:

USpace said...

Excellent! Defending your life and culture is not racist or xenophobic.
FREE Partij voor de Vrijheid! The Koran shouldn't be banned. Mein Kampf isn't a 'Holy Book', but it shouldn't be banned either, but you should be able to criticize it and the idiots who agree with it.

As many sane people know, Geert Wilders is NO racist. He is simply against out-of-control immigration; and against immigrants who won't assimilate; and the ones who beat Gays and rape non-Muslim women for not being covered up. He is also very much against the ones who kill their own daughters and sisters for their 'family honor'.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't criticize religions

just use Christian words
substitute for Islam's words

here's an absurd thought -
your Supreme God knew
Jesus as a pedophile

and a raping terrorist
converting slaves by the sword
Muslims are not a 'race' anyway, they are followers of a religion/ideology and its Sharia Law. Most Muslims aren't even Arabs, which by the way, is also not a 'Race'.

But their duty is, according to their Koran, to spread Sharia law over the whole Earth. It might take 100-200 years, if they succeed.

Is that the kind of world we want for our great-grand childrens' great-grand children? A Taliban Planet? I bet not. Muslims are the biggest victims of Islam. Wilders is NOT against Muslims, he is against Islamic Fundamentalism.

We all should read the Koran, but be careful, for some strict Islamists prohibit non-Muslims from having or holding one. Also, it is only 'official' in Arabic, and some Muslims say Non-Muslims can't understand it. I wonder why.

This is BIG, this is REAL BIG! SPREAD THE WORD to the world everyone! The EU Mandarins have crossed the line! If this goes to court, how much more of the public will become aware of this tyranny?
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. If there is no freedom of speech, then there can be no real freedom.

The Christians and Jews don’t riot when somebody makes fun of Christ or Jews. People must learn to be civilized, and held to account when they are not. Muslims included.

Geert Wilders is a hero spreading the painful truth. He MUST be protected!
here's an absurd thought -
your Supreme God says
Christians are a race

who love the Jewish race
and the peaceful Buddhist race

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
Sharia Law for ALL

submit to glorious life
slavery and servitude

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw self-defense

exposing violent crimes
shall be deemed hate speech

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
decide to change your race

just simply change religions
your religion is your race

All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
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