Today’s Wilders Round-Up

15 02 2009

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The Daily Mail – Analysis: Geert Wilders, the bouffant-haired Dutch liberal who turned hardliner

The Telegraph – Banning Wilders plays into the hands of our Islamist enemies

Archbishop Cranmer – Geert Wilders’ House of Lords speech

Radio Netherlands Worldwide –  Dutch ambassador to support Wilders in London

Haaretz.com – Dutch lawmaker banned from U.K. to take anti-Koran film on ‘world tour’

Scotsman.com – Dutch MP’s ban a blow to freedom of speech

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – PM lodges protest over UK’s MP ban :

Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende has lodged a protest with his British counterpart Gordon Brown about Britain’s refusal to allow Dutch MP Geert Wilders to enter the country. Mr Wilders had been invited by the British House of Lords to attend a screening of his anti-Islam film Fitna but was banned from entering the country as a threat to public security.

Mr Balkenende called the state of affairs “disappointing” but said it is up to Mr Wilders himself to take legal action against the British decision should he wish to do so. The right-wing MP says he is not considering a court case at present, although he has not yet ruled out the possibility. He criticised Mr Balkenende for not going further than simply expressing his displeasure to Gordon Brown.

NRC Handelsblad  – Dutch Protest Muted in Latest Wilders Scandal:

Dutch politicians are indignant about the fact that Britain refused to allow a member of their country’s parliament from entering into England. With tight Dutch-Anglo business and political ties, though, the Netherlands is unlikely to allow the brouhaha over anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders to escalate into a real diplomatic conflict.

EuropeNews – Geert Wilders detained at Heathrow Airport

Crunchy Con – Geert Wilders vs. Her Majesty’s government

Bruno Waterfield – Geert Wilders, freedom of speech and its enemies

Solomania –  Hudson: Geert Wilders Speech in House of Lords if He Would Not Have Been Banned from the United Kingdom

The Telegraph – If Geert Wilders is denied entry to Britain, what of those who oppress Christians?

The Infidel Bloggers Alliance – Interview With Geert Wilders After His Arrest

Klein Verzet – On his way – UPDATE: And back again – Breaking: Wilders not allowed into the UK – update: Going anyway – and Wilders and the State

ShrinkWrapped – Terror and Societal Regression III

The Lone Voice – Geert Wilders speech to the House of Lords. – and Some Geert Wilders photo’s

Alex Massie – Geert Wilders is Not a Hero

Atlas Shrugs – Dutch PM spanks Brits – Wilders to recieve Oriana Fallaci free speech award for Fitna in ItalyBrit’s double standardAtlas and Wilders – and Brit cowards ban Wilders, have never even seen Fitna

Jihad Watch – Double standard: LePen is welcome in Britain, Wilders is not – Wilders considering suing the dhimmi Brits for barring him from the country – and “Freedom go to hell”: Condell on the Wilders banning in Britain

The Flaming Blog – The Flaming Blog is looking for Contributors – Radical Islam Taking Over Europe and the West? – Great Speech by Geert Wilders in Copenhagen – and Crusader Tees!

Gates of Vienna – Is Westminster the New Mecca? Londonistan is the Real Threat Freedom go to Hell – Shouting Fire in a Theatre Questions for the Lords

Gates of Vienna – Who Is Lord Ahmed? :

In the 321 years since then, despite the best efforts of the Napoleons and Hitlers of this world, Britain has remained free, enabling its great triumvirate of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Monarchy to preside over and mould one of the greatest democracies the world has ever seen.

Until February 2009 that is, when the ancient and venerable House of Lords was put to the test by a middle-aged rotund individual with a beard, after which the edifice of British sovereignty came crashing to the ground in a woeful display of liberal appeasement.

Who is this single-handed slayer of British democracy? How can he cause such destruction? What power does he wield that can force the submission of a core component of Britain’s constitution?

Step forward, Lord Ahmed, the aforementioned rotund individual with a beard, albeit a beard of such straggling inconsequence that one suspects he could never have risen to such unlikely heights of power in his native Muslim lands, where the serious power brokers have an unspoken yet mandatory requirement to sport beards of astonishing length and luxuriance.

But enough of his follicular failing. It is time for a brief look at Ahmed’s résumé.
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Born in Mirpur, Pakistan, in 1958, the young Nazir Ahmed emigrated to Britain where he took successful advantage of a free education provided by the taxpaying British public, and was subsequently accepted at Sheffield’s internationally recognised Hallam University where he studied Public Administration in between his duties as a Labour Party member.

In 1992 he founded the Muslim Councillors Forum, and was active in local politics in the north of England where he championed various Muslim causes.

In 1998 he was appointed to the House of Lords, swearing his oath of allegiance to Queen and Country on the Koran, as one does in such a vibrant, modern, multicultural and mulitfaithed country that Britain is now privileged to be. Ahmed was both the first Muslim to be appointed to the Lords, and the first Lord to lead delegations on behalf of the British government to Saudi Arabia for the Haj, or Muslim pilgrimage.

In February 2005 he hosted a book launch for the infamous anti-Semite Jöran Jermas at — wait for it — the House of Lords, where Mr Jermas launched into fundamentalist Islam’s standard tirade against those pesky imperialist Zionists.

When picked up on this by Stephen Pollard of The Times, Lord Ahmed refused to even speak about it, let alone distance himself from the contents of Jermas’s Jew-hating monologue, which is ironic given the MSM’s blanket whitewash of Lord Ahmed’s historic behaviour after Jermas accused the British Newspapers of being owned and run by Zionists!

According to the Times, Jermas’s depth of anti-Semitism runs so deep he has felt compelled to work for Zavtra, Russia’s extreme anti-Semitic publication, and is allied with the Vanguard News Network (motto: “No Jews. Just Right.”) set up by an American, Alex Linder — a man so extreme that he was even ostracised by the US neo-Nazi National Alliance.

But such affiliations hold no fear, it would seem, for Lord Ahmed, which is unsurprising as he is a man with the usual trappings associated with less-than-moderate Islam, affiliated as he also is with Dr Abdul Bari of The Muslim Council Of Britain who, like Ahmed, has very dubious friends of the anti-Semitic variety.

Read the rest here.

The Brussels Journal – Shouting Fire in the Lords – Reaction to Wilders’ Deportation  – The House of Lords Speech: What Wilders Would Have Said If Britain Allowed Free Speech – and Islamism, “Hate Speech,” and Jihad

Vlad Tepes – Pat Condell on Britain’s new dhimitude – Video montage about Geert Wilders and freedom of speech. Very good. – and The speech Geert Wilders was intending to give in London

The Iconoclast – Geert Wilders to Show “Fitna” and Receive Italian Anti-Jihad Award in Rome:

As Geert Wilders said yesterday, the British government was ‘cowardly’ for suppressing his freedom of speech by ejecting him from the U.K. virtually upon arrival at Heathrow.  We posted yesterday that Wilders is going on to Rome, where, on February 19th, he will present his film “Fitna” at an invitation-only event. In addition to the screening, a news release issued today from the International Free Press Society notes:

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.

Wilders noted what are the objectives of his Facing Jihad World tour:
“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.
“Educating the public about the harsh realities of Islamization is the first step to effectively combating and ultimately defeating Global Jihad,” said Mr. Wilders.
Wilders leader of the Freedom Party in the Dutch parliament is facing criminal prosecution for effectively insulting a religion, Islam, in Holland arising from a controversial Amsterdam appeals court decision last month.  
Notwithstanding the decision to bar entry of Wilders yesterday by the Gordon Brown government in Whitehall, “Fitna” was shown to a private gathering at the House of Lords sponsored by Lord Pearson and Baroness Cox. The U.K. Home office letter and actions by immigration officials at Heathrow airport is a reflection of deepening intimidation by the British Muslim community led by Lord Ahmed who had threatened to bring 10,000 Muslims to the Westminster parliament to protest Wilders and the showing of “Fitna”.

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