That’s right. I’m making this a weekly thing. Settling in for the long haul, folks.
Time for links:
the “silent” majority no more – An intimate evening with Geert Wilders in Manhattan (2-24-09) Video and pics:
Tuesday evening, February 24, The Silent Majority (TSM) was honored to attended a small, private gathering in Manhattan at which Geert Wilders screened ‘Fitna’.
This inspiring and intimate evening with Geert Wilders was hosted by the chapter head of the newly formed Manhattan branch of ACTforamerica.org. The Silent Majority was invited along with many others amongst whom were members of The United American Committee, Stop The Madrassa and Gathering of Eagles.
Atlas Shrugs – an evening with Geert Wilders – CNN: recipient of the yellow rag award – #1 with bullet - squandering CPAC – observations from readers - CPAC update - standing room only – CPAC 2009 – Britain bans Wilders but welcomes Islamic extremist - and Bolton and Wilders
Fox News – Unwelcome Mat
The Huffington Post – Kyl vs. Obama and Clinton, et al.
BBC News – Profile: Lord Nazir Ahmed
KIIITV News – Religion Roundup
JTA News – Sponsoring Geert
The enemies of reason – …and this is why Geert Wilders should have been allowed in
The Jewish World Review – a flying Dutchman in pursuit of speech
Why Mommy is a Republican – Geert Wilders — Man of Courage or Man of Hate?
Atlas Shrugs – CPAC: Wilders on fire:
The ballroom was electrified.
We turned a corner Friday night. Something really big happened. Something historic. In the face of a complacent, lethargic Conservative leadership, we seized the moment. The individual took up the mantle for the freedoms we hold so dear. It was the first blog event of this kind and its astounding success tells us a good deal about our mobilizing forces in the future.
The evening with Geert Wilders exceeded even our wildest expectations. Having not done anything like this before did not stop me from seeing that the over 8,000 attendees (according to my cabbie) were clueless about what the critical, most damaging issues of the day are — freedom of speech, Islamic supremacism, the war — none of which were being addressed at CPAC.
I was unaware when I was planning the Wilders event that there would be such a dearth of real issues discussed at CPAC — so the evening with Geert Wilders was kismet. Wilders would be at, not of, CPAC. And was he ever! Much thanks to Dr. Andrew Bostom, Robert Spencer and David Horowitz for helping me finance the event.
The event called for 6:00. At 5: 30 they started lining up. And up and up. I ran upstairs to grab some poster board I snagged from a sad, corporate event (I figured I could write on the back, make signs pointing to where we were — the room was very hard to find), and I when I emerged from the elevator the joint was jumpin’! The line was stretched as far as the eye could see. We were out the promenade, through the lobby, out the door.
I had no idea if I would have 50 or 200 patriots — this was just a blog event. Just a blog event indeed. I hardly expected the line (six feet deep) to grow and grow and snake out through the promenade — down and through the main lobby. If you are familiar with the Omni Shoreham, you know what I am talking about.
The Scotsman – Dutch film shown in US Congress
The American Spectator – Shut Up, He Instructed
Poetency and Apoetasy – POETRY APPLAUDS THE USA FOR NOT SUPPRESSING GEERT WILDERS
The Minnesota Independent – Ellison questions Capitol screening of anti-Islamic film
Eboo Patel – Geert Wilders on Capitol Hill
North Country Gazette – Global Assault On Free Speech
Human Events – Holland’s Geert Wilders Fights For Free Speech
Milk and Cookies – Geert Wilders on The O’Reilly Factor
Narcississtic Views on News/Politics – Geert Wilders shows Fitna in Congress, Keith Ellison unhappy about it.
Diana West in the Jewish World Review – Dutchman flies Islamization into spotlight
Fiery Spirited Zionist – Geert Wilders in America
Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Fitna goes Stateside
Gay and Right – Geert Wilders speech in Washington…
American Thinker – I Will Defend to the Death Their Right to Silence You
The Indianapolis Star – Kicked out for speaking up
LGF 2.0 – Geert Wilders Thread
Politics X – Geert Wilders is the MAN!!
David Frum via the American Enterprise Institute – Raising the Alarm
Jihad Watch – Wilders: “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 Geert Wilders interviewed: Islam and freedom of speech
The Boston Globe – Islam and freedom of speech:
Geert Wilders is a member of the Dutch Parliament and head of the Freedom Party. In 2008 he released “Fitna,” a controversial film about the Koran and jihadist violence. Wilders was condemned as an anti-Muslim agitator but also hailed as a defender of Western values and free speech. In January, a Dutch court ordered Wilders prosecuted for allegedly inciting hatred against Islam. Last month he was invited to screen “Fitna” at Westminster, but the British government barred him from entering the country. He was recently interviewed by Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, who prepared the following edited excerpts:
Q: You’ve said that England today is more Chamberlain than Churchill. Explain what you mean.
A: Well, Chamberlain was the biggest appeaser to a totalitarian ideology called fascism. Now we face the threat of another totalitarian ideology called Islam, at least according to me. And instead of defending our freedom, defending our values, when I was invited a few weeks ago to show “Fitna” in the House of Lords, they denied me entry to the United Kingdom.
Q: The letter from the British home secretary said: “Your statements about Muslims and their beliefs . . . would threaten community harmony, and therefore public security, in the UK.”
A: What really happened is that she was pressured. In the English press, there was a lot of news that Lord Ahmed [Nazir Ahmed, a British peer] threatened to have 10,000 Muslims demonstrating in front of Westminster.
Q: If you were allowed into the country.
A: Yes. And this is what I meant by Chamberlain. The UK government is giving in, appeasing the enemy. They should stand up and say: We might not like the political view of this guy, but he should be allowed to come here and say it.
Q: In the film, you show quotations from the Koran, together with video of statements and actions by Muslim extremists.
A: Exactly. I used reality. It was really made by radical Muslims themselves. I just combined the pictures with the source. If they don’t like the movie, they don’t like what they do themselves. At the end of “Fitna,” it talks about Islamic ideology – that we should defeat the threat of Islamic ideology. For that to not be allowed in the United Kingdom, to be prosecuted in my own country, is an absolute outrage.
The International Free Press Society – Wilders in Washington: his speech at the US Capitol – A Pivotal Week for Free Speech: Dutchman Flies Islamization into World Spotlight
Expatica.com – Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party leads polls:
According to Dutch opinion polls, if parliamentary elections were held today the Freed Party (PVV) of populist leader Geert Wilders would become the largest party.
THE NETHERLANDS – The PVV has 27 seats in the polls, while the Christian Democrats – the largest party in the governing coalition – has 26.
He has been rising in the polls since the Amsterdam appeals court decided to try Wilders for anti-Muslim comments six weeks ago.
Expatica.com – Dutch news in brief, Monday 2 March 2009
The Christian Post – Anti-Quran Filmmaker Calls for Int’l Free Speech Law
Beer’n’Sandwiches – Geert Wilders Speaks at a Synagogue in the United States
But, that’s just my opinion – The Fight for Freedom in Europe
Newschief.com – Dutch politician fights for free speech
Family Security Matters – Exclusive: Geert Wilders: Not Bowing Down to Islamists or their Enablers in the West
The Muslim News – Few attend UK screening of Wilders’ film
eNews Park Forest – Geert Wilders and the Global Assault On Free Speech
The Western Experience – Geert Wilders received warm welcome in D.C.
The Index on Censorship – Modern Liberty: free speech must be for all
The American Spectator – Mr. Wilders Comes To Washington
Political Mavens – Memo from Washington D.C.: Wilders Wildly Well Received
The Chronicles from the Empire – Prime Minister Geert Wilders…
Dutch News – Small turnout for Fitna in Washington
Giovanni’s World – Terror/Hate Good – Peace/Love Bad
The National Review – The continuing saga of Geert Wilders
The Two Malcontents – Geert Wilders: Not Bowing Down to Islamists or their Enablers in the West
People’s Weekly World – US allies overlook Dutch foe of Islam’s far right ties
Cumberland Times-News – We should embrace our heritage and identity
Digital Journal – Wilders says Pentagon fears Europe destabilised by Islam
Frontpage Mag – Wilders’ Defense of Free Speech
What Do You Believe? – Wilders’ thumbs down in Britain gets him a thumbs up in Dutch polls
Renew America – A CPAC report: Rush Limbaugh’s de facto conservative manifesto
EuropeNews – CPAC: Wilders on fire: “It felt like a revival meeting” – Days are numbered for parties that have collaborated to Islamise Western societies – and Wilders: “I propose the withdrawal of all hate speech legislation in Europe. I propose a European First Amendment.”
The National Post – David Frum: Geert Wilders, a controversial leader for an intolerant time
WorldNetDaily – did CPAC ignore Wilders’ ‘Fitna’?
Hudson New York – Geert Wilders and Moral Equivalence
Religious Intelligence – Geert Wilders basks in poll surge
The Telegraph – Geert Wilders leads Dutch polls
Narcissistic Views on News/Politics – Geert Wilders gains popularity and praises America.
NRC Handelsblad – Poll: Wilders’ party biggest in the Netherlands
The Detroit News – Obama’s outreach to Muslims improves U.S. image
Baltimore Jewish Times – Synagogue Hails Dutch Lawmaker as a Hero
Diana West – Wilders in Washington
Canada Free Press – Will Obama Stand With Geert Wilders?
DutchNews – Woman jailed for threatening Wilders:
A 35-year-old woman was sentenced to one year in jail and voluntary psychiatric care on Tuesday afternoon for sending over 100 threatening e-mails to anti-Islam party leader Geert Wilders, reports the Telegraaf.
Selima I, who suffers from delusions, had been sentenced to compulsory psychiatric care but the appeal court ruled there was more chance of successful treatment if she was treated as an outpatient.
The woman, a librarian from Tilburg, was arrested in January 2007 at the computer she used to send death threats to Wilders.
Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Woman receives year in jail for e-mail threats
Expatica.com – Woman gets 1 year for threatening Wilders
The Spectator – Convention on Modern Liberty
Andrew Bostom – Freedom of Speech: Wilders, Orwell, and the “Koran Ban”
The Impudent Observer – Geert Wilders Gains In Polls
FaithFreedom.org – Geert Wilders: Not Bowing Down to Islamists or their Enablers in the West
Spero News – Geert Wilder’s speech to CPAC Conference
Hit and Run blog – The “Special Duties and Responsibilities” of Freedom
The Christian Institute – UK ban may have lifted ‘anti-Islam’ MP in polls
MuslimMatters.org – A Right to Free Speech vs. A Moral Obligation
Anglican Mainstream – UK ban may have lifted ‘anti-Islam’ MP in polls
PressTV – Belgian politician sponsors Islamophobia
The Davidsonian – Brits censored warnings of Dutch politician
The Telegraph – Campaigners will seek arrest of Islamic radical
Montgomery Advertiser – CHARLES C. HAYNES: Wrong approach
Council of Conservative Citizens – Geert Wilders rising in Dutch polls despite persecution.
Europe News – Dutch politician claims incitement case based on misquotation :
Amsterdam. Controversial far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders claimed in an interview Thursday that a court had based its decision to prosecute him for discrimination and incitement to hatred on false quotes.
Wilders, famous for his anti-Islam film Fitna and refused entry to Britain last month, confirmed he had filed an appeal with the High Court of Justice against a district court’s decision to prosecute him.
In an interview with Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf, the leader of the Freedom Party (PVV) said the district court had based its decision on remarks attributed to him, but in reality originating from other people. In other instances he was simply misquoted, he said.
“People who complained about me, misquoted me,” Wilders said. “Other remarks were in fact made by other people. But the court has adopted these quotes as mine.”
The Dutch legislator specified a quote about the Koran from the late Italian journalist and author Oriana Fallaci. Wilders said the Amsterdam district court referred to the remark as his.
The Trumpet – Europe: Wilders’s Popularity a Measure of the Discontent
Family Security Matters – Exclusive: Geert Wilders – Profile in Courage
The Washington Times – Fighting for free speech
Gair Rhydd – Freedom? Go to Hell
Columbia Conservative Examiner – From the mailbag–why are you obsessed with the gun culture?
Gates of Vienna – Stealing John Kerry’s Thunder
Gay and Right – Jacoby Inteviews Geert Wilders….
The Lone Voice – Geert Wilders off to the USA. – Jacqui Smith – the best of – Jacqui Smith is a slack-jawed bovine-face idiot, and David Miliband is a cunt – Jailed scumbag peer Lord Ahmed – Justice for Lord Ahmed – Lord Ahmed mockery – Mocking jailed peer Lord Ahmed (2) – and Mocking jailed peer Lord Ahmed (3)
The Guatemala Times – How Free is Speech?
How to discuss Islam with Muslims – Islam 101 from Geert Wilders
Civilus Defendus’ Blog – “…never apologize for being free men…”
Birmingham Black and White paper – In Submission to Islam
The Jewish Exponent – News in Brief
Burma Digest – How Free is Speech?
Jesus For Muslims – meeting Geert Wilders
The National Post – Paul Russell: Should Canada bar immigrants of a certain religion?
EuropeNews – Robert Tracinski: The Free Man’s Rebellion
The Telegraph – Sensitivity to religion cannot dictate the course of the law
Islam-West Videos – Video: Geert Wilders With Bill O’Reilly
Why Mommy is a Republican – Geert Wilders Interview — Islam and Freedom of Speech
The International Free Press Society – Putting Words in His Mouth – Radio: An intimate conversation with Geert Wilders in Boston – and Wilders’ historic address to Massachussetts synagogue
Gates of Vienna – Putting Words in His Mouth
The Brussels Journal – Reaction to Wilders’ Deportation – and The House of Lords Speech: What Wilders Would Have Said If Britain Allowed Free Speech
View From The Right – The oh so superior Frum puts Wilders in his place