Today’s Wilders Round-Up

31 01 2009

Jihad Watch – Spencer: Defend free speech, and Muslim Lord cows House of Lords into submission for daring to want to invite Geert Wilders

The Lone Voice – Is the concept of free speech lost on moslems? Geert Wilders should be able to speak freely. –  Defend Geert Wilders: check the blog out & internet news on the case.. –  Geert Wilders boost in pollsSupport Geert Wilders: UK screening of Fitna cancelled by Moslem New Labour LordMoslem Sheikh Khalid Yasin calls for Geert Wilders to be floggedGeert Wilders – Article in Forbes on free speech by Elisabeth Eaves

Exposing Liberal Lies – Geert Wilders: A Hero Under Fire

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Lawyer requests protection after threats :

One of the lawyers behind the prosecution of Freedom Party (PVV) leader Geert Wilders has asked for bodyguards because of threats from Mr Wilders’ supporters. Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant reports that the lawyer, Gerard Spong, has received hundreds of hate e-mails since a court in Amsterdam decided that the PVV leader could be prosecuted for his anti-Islamic remarks. Mr Spong is one of a number of people who openly support the prosecution of the controversial MP. The lawyer expects the Public Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the matter.

In response to the report, Geert Wilders has said he condemns “in the strongest possible terms” any threats towards Mr Spong. Since the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh, the MP has lived in a series of safe houses and enjoys round-the-clock protection.

Centurean2’s Weblog – Obama’s Change Set To Start Up…..Mark Steyn….Hate laws..God Help America!!

Ian Buruma in the New York Times – totally tolerant, up to a point

The Blog Pirate – regarding Geert Wilders and a current hatetrain

Winds of Jihad – Spencer on Wilders: Jailed for an Insult?

The Official Blog of Albert and Ingrid Howard Political Strategic Affairs – Oriana Fallaci, Geert Wilders and Islamaphobia

Right Side News – war on anti-Islamist speech heats up

Mideast Youth – when freedom of expression is abused it will backfire – lesson learnt ( or in progress of being so ) for Dutch Geert Wilder

Diana West – Bravo, Bloomberg!

Re: Shame on The Netherlands:

Gates of Vienna – Mayor Bloomberg Supports Wilders

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Today’s Wilders Round-up

30 01 2009

You know the drill.

Anglican Mainstream – when the West sides with its enemies:

In times of universal crisis, there is a great need for great men and great women to stand up and be counted. For example, when the Cold War was at its peak, it seems that three world leaders were providently raised up to withstand the menace of Soviet imperialism. Thus Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II together helped to bring an end to this global threat.

Fortunately other heroes seem to come on the scene in times of national emergency or international challenges. When universal deceit prevails, such brave men and women act as prophetic voices. With the twin challenges of militant Islam and a West that seems hell-bent on bowing in subservience to it, a number of fearless individuals have risen to the occasion.

One of them is Dutch politician Geert Wilders. The 46-year-old Dutchman has been a tireless and outspoken critic of Islamism and the cowardice of the West. He has courageously spoken out on the dangers we face, not only from militants without, but appeasers within.

He even produced a short film last year called Fitna. It minces no words in exposing the radical agenda of the Islamists, and how the heart of Islam (the Koran, the hadith, and the life and example of Muhammad) all feed into the Islamist practices and objectives.

And for his troubles he has been a hunted man. But it is not just the angry Muslim world that wants his scalp. Western appeasers are also after him. Indeed, last week a Dutch court ordered the criminal prosecution of Wilders because of his “hate speech”.  The Amsterdam Court of Appeals has said his statements are “insulting,” and that they “substantially harm the religious esteem” of Muslims.

I will leave it for others to determine whether his film is indeed hate speech. But his recent speeches have certainly been clear-cut as to how he regards the Islamist threat. A few paragraphs from various recent speeches are worth reproducing here. Consider his thoughts on how Europe is faring:

Calvin College – Refusing to be silenced

Rebel Radius – no he’s not, I am Geert Wilders

Sense of Life Objectivists – “I’m Geert Wilders”

The Infidel Bloggers Alliance – A Practical Way To Support Freedom Of Speech, Stop Islam’s Relentless Encroachment, And Help a Good Man :

THE FOLLOWING is a message from an excellent activist organization, somewhat like Amnesty International but specifically aimed at stopping Islam’s relentless encroachment. It is called SITA. Here is their latest cause, which we would all do well to participate in:

Geert “Winston” Wilders, the Dutch Parliment member (and leader of the Party of Freedom) is fighting Islamic supremacism. He is one of the few politicians in the world who is speaking honestly about Islam. (See more about Geert Wilders here.)

Wilders is being prosecuted by dhimmis (a dhimmi is someone who accepts Islam’s dominance) because he warned the European people about Islamic supremacism with his movie Fitna (watch the video here). The dhimmis harassing him obviously have a defective memory.

Let’s remember that both Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler had the same opinion about Islam: It is a totalitarian and violent religion. Churchill denounced and warned about that ideology while Hitler admired it.

The Walton Tribune – the right of people not to listen

FrontPage mag – The seeds of liberalism

Christian Today – when the west sides with its enemies

Vlad Tepes – clip from Dutch TV on the charges against Geert, and more on how Holland has become totalitarian

Covenant Zone – Caroline Glick on Geert Wilders: Europe’s last man standing?

Jihad Watch – Muslim Lord cows House of Lords into submission for daring to want to invite Geert Wilders

Gates of Vienna – Mayor Bloomberg Supports Wilders

Atlas Shrugs – Why Wilders matters to us here

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Today’s Wilders Round-Up

29 01 2009

You know the deal.

Caroline Glick in the Jewish World Review – Defending freedom’s defenders

NIS News Bulletin – Wilders surges in poll after prosecution order

Citizen Warrior – A Practical Way To Support Freedom Of Speech, Stop Islam’s Relentless Encroachment, And Help a Good Man

CNS News – court decision boosts party of Dutch lawmaker who critisized Islam

Angus Reid Global Monitor – Dutch Christian Democrats hold on to lead

North Star Writers Group – Orwell lives in Geert Wilders Free Speech case:

A controversial Dutch parliamentarian faces trial for violating hate speech laws in a case that presents a huge new threat to Western norms of free speech, free debate and critical inquiry.

On January 21, the Amsterdam Court of Appeals ordered the criminal prosecution of Geert Wilders, who produced the 2008 film Fitna which argues that the Koran provides the ideological fodder for Islamic terror.

At issue are the film and assorted remarks of Wilders, leader of the right-wing Freedom Party who already receives police protection due to threats on his life from Islamic forces.

Wilders has referred to “fascist Islam,” called the Koran the “Islamic Mein Kampf,” and described Muslim immigrants as “Muslim colonists” who seek “to subjugate us.” Fitna juxtaposes Koranic verses against images of terror.

The criminal case has received scant attention in the United States over the last week for at least two reasons.

First, the court issued its ruling a day after Barack Obama’s inauguration, with Americans consumed with pride over the nation’s social progress while consumed with worry over the economy.

Second, and more troubling, informed Americans and the media have downplayed the threat that radical Islamic forces are mounting, from both outside and inside Western societies, to basic freedoms that, the radicals say, violate their interpretation of Islamic doctrine.

Make no mistake, this is no obscure criminal matter. It is a case about big issues: What is free speech? Should a democratic society seek to balance it against efforts to protect racial, ethnic or religious groups from insult? Do hate speech laws prevent an honest assessment of threats to democratic society?

Liberalguy – I’m Geert Wilders!

Europe News – Nonsense reports used as pinch bar against PPV

The Official Blog of Albert and Ingrid Howard Political Strategic Affairs – Geert Wilders interview, part one

Winds of Jihad – Urgent appeal: freedom of speech is under threat, write to your government

Islamist Watch – War on anti-Islamist speech heats up

Jihad Watch – Spencer on Wilders: Jailed for an Insult?

Human Events – Robert Spencer: Jailed for an Insult?:

“The insult of Islamic worshippers”? The very idea of trying someone for insulting someone else is absurd, and unmasks the Dutch initiative as an attempt by the nation’s political elites to silence one of their most formidable critics. The one who judges what is an actionable insult and what isn’t is the one who has the power to control the discourse — and that’s what the prosecution of Wilders is all about. If insulting someone is a crime, can those who are insulted by hate speech laws bring suit against their framers?

The action against Wilders is taking place against the backdrop of the 57-government Organization of the Islamic Conference’s efforts at the United Nations to silence speech that they deem critical of Islam — including “defamation of Islam” that goes under the “pretext” of “freedom of expression, counter terrorism or national security.”

If they succeed in doing this, Europeans and Americans will be rendered mute, and thus defenseless, in the face of the advancing jihad and attempt to impose Sharia on the West — in fact, one of the key elements of the laws for dhimmis, non-Muslims subjugated under Islamic rule, is that they are never critical of Islam, Muhammad, or the Qur’an. Thus this initiative not only aids the advance of Sharia in the West, but is itself an element of that advance.

The Brussels Journal – Hate Crimes: The Importance of Lady Justice’s Blindfold

Gates of Vienna – Charlie, Winston, and Geert

Atlas Shrugs – Free speech or…?

The Hudson Institute – Nina Shea: “Insulting Islam”: one way street in the wrong direction:

Amsterdam’s Court of Appeals has decided to take up the hate speech case against Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders for his provocative 15-minute film Fitna, which calls on Muslims to reject the Quran, comparing it to Hitler’s Mein Kampf. “The court considers this so insulting for Muslims that it is in the public interest to prosecute Wilders,” a summary of the court’s January 21 decision said.

The court no doubt was moved to overturn the prosecutor’s dismissal of the case out of the desire to placate irate Muslims, including foreign Muslim governments. Beginning with Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses and accelerating with the Danish cartoons, the Muslim world has pressured the West to enforce Islamic blasphemy rules- which this prosecution of “hate speech” against the Quran unmistakably is – against certain private expression within its borders.

This, of course, is a one-way street. There is no serious movement within the Muslim world to improve civil discourse by it against Jews, Christians, Baha’is, Hindus or others. Some individual Muslims who have tried — such as Saudi journalist Mansur al-Nuqaydan, who proposed “reconciling” Islam with the world, and Saudi schoolteacher Mohammed al-Harbi, who taught Jews are “nice” — have themselves been judged and punished for blasphemy. In recent weeks, even while demands grew to punish Wilders under hate speech laws, Muslim demonstrators in European capitals freely chanted, “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.” Insulting and even inciting violence against the religious “other” is sponsored by the state itself in some Muslim countries: Iran’s government held a cartoon exhibit mocking the Holocaust; Saudi Ministry of Education textbooks describe Jews and Christians as “apes” and “pigs” and call for Muslims to rise up and kill Jews; the state media of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, all promote the fabricated anti-Semitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion as historical fact.

Check out this site: SitAmnesty

City Journal – Submission in the Netherlands

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Today’s Wilders Round-Up

28 01 2009

Here’s the stuff:

The Flaming Blog – Send a Post Card to the Dutch Minister for Justice

Gates of Vienna – Khalid Yasin: “Wilders Should Be Flogged”Wilders’ Judges – and Verdict First, Trial Later

By Nonie Darwish via FrontPage Magazine – Prosecuted for Stating Truths:

Dutch MP Geert Wilders is being prosecuted in Holland for “inciting hatred and discrimination” and for insulting Muslims by comparing Islam to Nazism. But how can Muslims be offended with such a comparison when one of the most prominent 20th century Muslim scholars made a similar comparison?In his book Islamic Law and Constitution, Sheikh Abul Ala Maududi wrote: “It [Islamic State] seeks to mould every aspect of life and activity…In such a state no one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private. Considered from this aspect, the Islamic State bears a kind of resemblance to the Fascist and Communist states.”[1] Maududi’s characterization of the Muslim State was intended to be negative and was never challenged by any Muslim scholar or institution as inaccurate or unfair.

Many Muslims are offended by Wilders’ questioning — and any questioning, criticism or exploration of Muslim scriptures — because Muslims themselves are not allowed to do that. Under Islamic Law, a Muslim will be considered an apostate if he questions or denies any thing in the Quran, Hadith, or Islamic Shari’a law. Muslims who have been brought up never to question Islam are suddenly answering questions asked in the West by stifling freedom of speech. Of course, Islam denotes this territory as the Dar Al Harb, or house of war.

The International Free Press Society – Alan West on Geert Wilders

Celestial Junk – Will Bloggers Save Holland?, and  Yes Indeed, if this Continues …

Gateway Pundit –  Muslim Politicians Ban Geert Wilders From Visiting House of Lords

The Lone Voice – Support Geert Wilders: UK screening of Fitna cancelled by Moslem New Labour Lord.

World Threats – Dutch MP Geert Wilders put on trial for anti-Islam film

Canada Free Press – The delicate Jihadi , and British Parliament calls off screening of controversial film

The Canadian Sentinel – Jihad Watch’s Spencer Stands Up For Geert Wilders

Beltway Blips – Muslims in the Lords

The Brussels Journal  – Muslims in the Lords:

The House of Lords is a venerable British institution, but what does one get if one accepts Muslims in? This:

A member of the Lords intended to invite her colleagues to a private meeting in a conference room in the House of Lords to meet the Dutch politician Geert Wilders, an elected member of the Dutch parliament, to watch his controversial movie Fitna and discuss the movie and Mr. Wilders’ opinions with him.

Barely had the invitation been sent to all the members of the House when Lord Ahmed raised hell. He threatened to mobilize 10,000 Muslims to prevent Mr. Wilders from entering the House and threatened to take the colleague who was organizing the event to court. The result is that the event, which should have taken place next Thursday was cancelled.

Lord Ahmed immediately went to the Pakistani press to boast about his achievement, which he calls “a victory for the Muslim community.”

A victory for the Muslim community, but a defeat for British democracy where topics to which Muslims object cannot even be debated. That, apparently, is what one gets when one accepts Muslims into the House of Lords.

Infidel Bloggers Alliance – Pat Condell On Geert Wilders

PaleoCon Command Center – Pat Condell On the Geert Wilders Situation ,and Musn’t Insult Islam…

Mcnorman’s Weblog – Geert Wilders Fitna English Version

Vlad Tepes – Clip from Dutch TV on the charges against Geert:

Geert Wilders prosecuted; Dutch news (21st jan. 09) SUBTITLED:

News Busters – Dutch Politician Prosecuted for ‘Insulting Muslim Worshipers’, Where’s the Media?

Creeping Sharia – Geert Wilders to be prosecuted for FitnaTom Trento Interviews Geert Wilders at the HagueRadical, Islamist imam can speak in Holland, Wilders cannot – and Geert Wilders gets U.S. legal help:

Anti-immigration MP Geert Wilders is getting pro bono legal help from a US organisation devoted to protecting free speech, according to Fox News.

The Legal Project was founded after a number of cases in which authors and activitists were sued for alleged hate speech against Muslims and Islam, the tv station says.

Earlier this week the Amsterdam appeal court ruled that Wilders should face prosecution for inciting hatred and discrimination.

‘The Legal Project helped me when I was in the United States, arranging meetings with important legal scholars and elected officials,’ Fox News quoted the Dutch MP as saying.

‘They also helped bring public attention to my case, which hopefully will help me raise money for my legal defence fund.’

via DutchNews.nl – Wilders gets US legal help: Fox News.

Tom Trento Interviews Geert Wilders:

NeoConstant – The fate of Holland and Europe isn’t encouraging at this rate

NIS News Bulletin – Wilders Surges in Poll after Prosecution Order

Caroline Glick in the Jerusalem Post – Our World: Defending freedom’s defenders

EuropeNews – Wilders/Spencer: 2009: A year to defend free speech — Or lose it

Strategy Page – The Mystery Dead Of Gaza

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Today’s Wilders roundup

27 01 2009

You know the drill.

The Lone Voice – Support Geert Wilders: UK screening of Fitna cancelled by Moslem New Labour Lord.Geert Wilders boost in polls.

No Compromise When It Comes To Being Right! – Dutch Courage

Centurean2’s Weblog – Shooting the messenger…this is Sharia law!

Tony Blair – is this the end or just the beginning?

Gates of Vienna – Announcing the International Free Press Society

Watchpaul – Geert Wilders to be prosecuted for “hate speech”

Unclemeat – Dutch bend over for Islam

The Flaming Blog – 2009: A Year to Defend Free Speech or Lose It!Send a Post Card to the Dutch Minister for Justice (HA!)A Few Words from Pat CondellThese Men SHOULD be Prosecuted!More Ways to Help Geert Win the War on Free Speech! – and don’t forget to buy the t-shirt.

A postcard from America to the Netherlands:

Xanthippa’s Chamberpot – article 29

FrontPage Magazine – Geert Wilders: Man Out of Time

Forbes – Holland Puts Offensiveness On Trial [ Diederik van Hoogstraten ]:

In Dutch, it rhymes: Hamas, Hamas, joden aan het gas. In English, its rhyme is lost but not its meaning: Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.

The chant has become popular in the Netherlands, particularly among Muslim youths. It can be quite jarring to hear it in a city like Amsterdam, once a center of Jewish life and culture, especially on May 4th and 5th, a national holiday when the Dutch commemorate their World War II dead and celebrate their liberation from Nazi rule. The country lost most of its Jewish population between 1940 and 1945.It might be best to simply label this a rare case of bad taste, and move on. Except that it is not that rare anymore. Many prominent Dutch, including the glib former prime minister Dries van Agt, a Christian-Democrat, blindly criticize Israel and embrace all things Palestinian these days. Victimhood is good, might be the sanitized version of the “Hamas” chant; the Jewish state is routinely being compared to Nazi Germany.

Still, the kids have a right to yell. Most thinking people in the small country seem to agree that their freedom of speech includes the right to say things profoundly dumb and offensive.

Which begs the question: What was the judge in Amsterdam thinking?

Scotsman news – Crime or free speech?

OneNewsNow – European countries crack down on ‘hate speech’

Radio Netherlands  Worldwide – Sheikh Yasin pleased Wilders to be prosecuted – and VVD leader wants wider freedom of speech

FaithFreedom.org – Charging Geert Wilders: A Defining Moment

Infidel Bloggers Alliance – I’m Geert Wilders!

Simply Jews – a question re: Geert Wilders’ trial

Mary Christina Love – Tom Trento Interview With Geert Wilders

Tom Trento Interviews Geert Wilders:

Grizzyly Groundswell – help the cause of free speech

Bosch Fawstin – I’m Geert Wilders!

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Diana West – Life in the olde worlde yet – and Allan West on Geert Wilders

Jihad Watch – Wilders/Spencer: 2009: A year to defend free speech — Or lose it

Atlas Shrugs – Go West Go! Defending the Defenders a year to defend free speech

Robert Spencer in the National Review – 2009: A year to defend free speech:

Wednesday, January 21, was a black day for freedom, and the beginning of an all-out assault on free speech in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam Court of Appeals ordered the prosecution of Geert Wilders (one of this article’s co-authors) for his statements about Islam. To participate in public debate is now a dangerous activity. This is the Netherlands today—and it could be the entire Western world tomorrow.

The prosecution of Wilders was unexpected, though in retrospect one can see that something like it has been in the offing for a while. The year 2008 marked 60 years since the United Nations first promulgated its Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Yet instead of celebrating this notable anniversary by reaffirming human rights, the world in 2008 saw certain fundamentally important human rights nearly disappear under intense pressure from Islamic countries that oppose freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the equality of all people before the law. Islamic efforts to create exceptional privileges for Muslims in the area of human rights have been advancing for quite some time, and they made great strides in 2008. Now, with the Amsterdam court’s judgment, we see the outcome of such efforts.

The Islamic bloc has been on record for two decades as opposing free speech. In 1990, foreign ministers of the 57 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), currently the largest voting bloc in the United Nations, adopted the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam. It states clearly that Islamic law—sharia—is the only true source of human rights. Few analysts in 1990 understood that this was tantamount to declaring the legitimacy of institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims, and signing the death warrant of freedom of speech and freedom of conscience as well. And not just in Muslim lands: The OIC and allied organizations have been aggressively pursuing efforts to extend elements of sharia into the West, though few people realize it even today.

Due to the relentless efforts of the OIC, passage of a resolution on combating defamation of religions is now a yearly ritual in the United Nations. First introduced in the General Assembly in 2005, the resolution has been adopted with landslide votes every year since. While this resolution is non-binding, the OIC has declared its intention to seek a binding resolution—one that would require UN member states to criminalize criticism of Islam, as the OIC defines such criticism. This is a clear indication of the progressing Islamization of the United Nations.

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Today’s Wilders Round-up

26 01 2009

The links:

The Brussels Journal – From Meccania to Atlantis – Part 6: When The Music Stops

The Montreal Gazette – Netherlands caves on free speech

Rudi Stettner, a Member of the Winter Riders Group – Free Geert Wilders!

The Lone Voice – Moslem Sheikh Khalid Yasin calls for Geert Wilders to be flogged., and Geert Wilders – A little video on what is a hate crime

 Mary Christina Love – Geert the Great

American Nonsense – Dutch MP Geert Wilders to be charged with “insulting Islam”…In Holland!

Improved Clinch – Dutchmen for Geert Wilders

Fort Hard Knox – Defend Geert Wilders and defend freedom of speech

NRC Handelsblad – Wilders feels persecuted in “political process”:

Geert Wilders was “completely surprised” when he heard on Wednesday that the appeals court of Amsterdam ruled he shall be prosecuted for hate speech and inciting discrimination. Last year the public prosecutor had decided not to try the controversial Dutch member of parliament for his remarks about Islam. In an interview with NRC Handelsblad Wilders says he is “shaken, but also very angry and ready to fight.”

By Herman Staal“The public prosecutor agreed with me, that I can say what I said. The attorney general at the appeals court has argued the same. I never thought that things would turn out this way,” Wilders says. Because of the appeals court ruling, the public prosecutor is forced to prosecute Wilders for statements such as “ban the Koran” and “the core of the problem is fascist Islam”, statements Wilders has made in the media and his own film Fitna.

 

In its detailed order the appeals court says that your statements are a punishable offence. What do you think of the decision?

“I have studied the ruling in depth, and have come to the conclusion that it is a politically motivated verdict. Normally, in these kind of appeals cases, a court rules on subsequent steps and includes an explanation [of its legal logic]. But here the appeals court is entirely focused on the content of the case. Therefore I can no longer get a fair trial. Should I stand before the lower court judge, there will already be a peremptory ruling from the appeals court on his desk. And if I go for an appeal, I end up in the same court. The immediate colleagues of the judges who have already sentenced me, will then be in a position to rule. That is unbelievable. The Wall Street Journal editorial is right. The appeals court is introducing Saudi Arabian legal standards to the Netherlands.”

But wasn’t there a proper procedure, where you and your lawyer were able to stand up in your defence?

“That is not the case. I have given a statement, but the appeals court has not asked me a single question. I have not been allowed to call any witnesses or experts. This was no normal appeals procedure – this was a political process. They have given a verdict that is content-driven.. I have already been convicted. This is banana justice.”

Wilders feels not only that the appeals court’s ruling is a political attack against him, but he says the pending change in Dutch anti-discrimination law is also aimed specifically at his populist PVV (Party for Freedom). Justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Christian Democrats) wants to do away with the legal ban on blasphemy, but at the same time change anti-discrimination act so that insulting a religion de facto means insulting the group that adheres to it.

“This is simply an anti-PVV proposition. A majority of parliament is likely to be opposed to it. But with this ruling Hirsch Ballin doesn’t even need change the law anymore. Thanks to the appeals court, the jurisprudence has simply sailed into becoming law.”

You have compared the Quran to Mein Kampf, and called Islam a fascist ideology. Why do you find that these remarks fit within the confines of the law?

“I am not the only one who thinks so. The public prosecutor also agrees, and many professors. Churchill said the same thing.”

“I view Islam not as a religion, but as a dangerous, totalitarian ideology – equal to communism and fascism. Aren’t I allowed to say so? If I say that about communism, there would not be a problem. I have never talked about people, I’ve always made it about ideology.”

You’ve referred to the ‘Muslim settlers.’ Those are people, aren’t they?

That was not about all Muslims. That was referring to the problems in Gouda [where Moroccan youth caused problems that drew nationwide attention last October]. It was just about those Muslim settlers who spoil everything.”

Pat Dollard – Islam siezes complete control in Netherlands

Vlad Tepes – A Pat Condell video I would like to dedicate to Geert Wilders – more on how Holland has become totalitarianPat Condell weighs in on Geert Wilders’ situation in Hollandanother stellar article about Geert Wilders

Gates of Vienna – It’s time for a change! – By H. Numan:

Last week Geert Wilders was indicted for highly questionable charges by a kangaroo court that already convicted him before his trial has yet begun. In fact, his case hasn’t even been placed on the agenda of the court as yet. Already convicted? Yes, because of a legal loophole (art. 12 wetboek van strafvordering) and biased judges. The court found that the public prosecutors hadn’t done their homework properly and decided that Wilders must sentenced after all, which means a trial is actually just for show. They already indicated clearly what their verdict will be.

The loophole? Well, any interested party, being a person or juristic body, can force the court to prosecute a case that was rejected by the public prosecutor. Our left wing friends and lots of Muslims jumped at it. (art. 12 wetboek van strafvordering)

The government, by means of (in)justice minister Hirsh Ballin, lied (as he usually does) that it will not be a political trial. This is the same minister who refuses to abolish the obsolete blasphemy law (art. 137 wetboek van strafrecht) against the wishes of the House, and actually wants to strengthen it by abolishing it, but placing it elsewhere as a discriminatory criminal offense. Where it can and will be used to muzzle anyone. Guess who first? And yes, this very same minister that sent the dogs of justice to devour Gregorius Nekschot. That minister.

Of course it is a political trial. What else can it be? If Wilders is prosecuted for inciting hatred, why aren’t all the imams that do so on a daily basis on trial, imam Fawaz leading the line? If one can compare the Bible with Mein Kampf, why not the Koran? If a book, religious or not, is above criticism, we are in effect setting up a totalitarian regime.

I will go even further: compared with a common telephone directory the Koran is worthless. A telephone directory doesn’t contain as many errors and is much better organized. Also, a telephone directory is based on verifiable facts. Not fairy tales and horror stories. Nor does it promote hatred.

But I think our multicultural friends have bitten off far more than they can chew. For, can we change? Yes, we can! And even better: we are already changing! There is a very good reason why the left can’t manage the Internet. Remember the times when a newspaper bluntly stated “this or that has a 95% approval rate”? You knew it was wrong. Everybody you talked with said so. But nothing was and could be done about it. Yes, you could write a letter to the editor. Usually it would not be printed. If it was, nine out of ten selected letters supported the approval rating. Yours was added for variety’s sake.

Geert Wilders Visits Rotterdam:

Doc’s Talk – Defend Geert Wilders and freedom of speech

Eleanor Duckwall’s Spotlight – Submission in the Netherlands

Mark Steyn in NRO’s The Corner – Re: Britain to follow Netherlands?

Tundra Tabloids – Pat Condell Lets Both Barrels Blaze Concerning Dutch Government Prosecuting Geert Wilders……. –  New Website Sprouts in Support of Geert Wilders as LGF Throws Him Under the Bus…….Khalid Yasin Incites Violence While in Holland: Geert Wilders Should be Flogged……! –  Susanne Winters Wrongfully Convicted for Correct Historical View of Mohamed – Support Geert Wilders Now – In Defense of Geert Wilders – and Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office to Try Geert Wilders for Thought Crime

The Northwest Montana Daily Inter Lake – Silencing the Voices of Reason

Pat Condell – Shame on the Netherlands:

Atlas Shrugs – Brits cave to Islamic supremacists: cancel Fitna screening

Jihad Watch – “If I talked about Muslims the way their holy book talks about me, I’d be arrested for hate speech”

That’s all for now, folks. G’night!

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Obama plans to immitate Dhimmi EU

25 01 2009

If you thought that living in the USA will somehow insulate you from the persecution for speaking your mind, please, think again:

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch says that Obama is planning to bring the US ‘Free Speech’ guidelines into line with ‘EU sensibilities’:

“Especially at a time when the Obama administration has announced its intention to bring the United States into line with European sensibilities about this and closer to the U.N.,” he points out. “And with both Europe and the U.N giving way on free speech at a rapid clip, that bodes ill for our freedoms in the United States.”

Who would have thunk that!

On the one hand, Obama says he will not apologize for and will fight to protect ‘our Western values’.  On the other, he says he will ban free speech in the USA, just as it has been banned in the EU, courtesy of the UN…

Let us not forget what the UN has to say about ‘human rights’:  Article 29 of the UN’s ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms’ clearly and unequivocally states that every single one of our ‘rights and freedoms’ can be abolished by simply passing a law!  According to the UN, everything which the Inquisition had done would have been perfectly legal – they just had to get through the red tape, first… (Yes, this is the subject of my today’s rant.…just stating my bias here.)

But, think about it.

The trial of duly elected politicians, for the crime of ‘blasphemy’ – coming to a US state near you.  Courtesy of Barrack Hussein Obama.

I wonder if Salem, MA, will be the first place they put this policy into action….

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