Townhall.com – Islam and the Death of Western Civilization
International Religious Freedom Blog – Geert Wilders Interview: Islam and Free Speech
Guy White: Making Sense On Race – Geert’s Party Takes the Lead in Netherlands
Digital Toast – Shame on the Netherlands – Hate-filled unelected Muslim peer Lord Ahmed jailed for just 12 weeks for killing father of 2 – and Britain capitulates to terror – Geert Wilders banned and held at Heathrow:
Update: Following loads of pressure from the media and bloggers such as myself, Shami Chakrabarti from Liberty finally spoke out, but only because she’d come on to talk about something else. Anywhere, here’s the short interview:
Update 2: I’ve yet to hear from my MP, but a couple of you have forwarded me your replies from your MP – KEEP THEM COMING!
First, here’s Labour’s MEPs strongly supporting the ban
Thank you for your email regarding the recent Home Office decision to deport Geert Wilders from the UK. Your comments on this matter have been noted. However, while we firmly believe in the right of free speech and free movement, we believe that coming to the country specifically to cause offence and stir up racial hatred is not compatible with the laws of this country. Geert Wilders was banned from entering the UK under EU laws enabling member states to exclude someone whose presence would be a threat to national security, public order or the safety of its citizens. We therefore support the Home Office decision.
We hope that this clarifies our position.
Glenys Kinnock MEP & Eluned Morgan MEP
And now here’s the Conservative Local MP, Rob Wilson with a rather wishy-washy answer, but coming out in favour of free speech (sort of!)
Thank you for your recent correspondence about the Government’s decision not to allow the Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, entry into Britain.
As I understand it, Mr Wilders faces trial in the Netherlands for inciting hatred and because of this, the Home Office has taken the decision that his presence in this country could threaten public security. Conservatives have been consistent in calling on the Government to tackle extremists. If Geert Wilders has expressed views that represent a threat to public security, I support the decision not to allow him into this country. But I am concerned that people like Ibrahim Moussawi, a spokesman for the terrorist organisation, Hizbullah, have not been banned in the past, and that the likes of the Islamist militant, Abu Qatada, have been permitted to remain in Britain. The Government must apply the criteria governing entry into this country consistently.
I strongly believe that free speech is a fundamental basis of our society. Britain learned long ago that more freedom of speech leads to more vigorous debate, which leads to more tolerance. However, as I hope you understand, the right to free speech has to balanced with the right to public security. The Government’s failure to be consistent on this matter has simply served to undermine its credibility in this specific case.
ROB WILSON MP
Member of Parliament for Reading EastBut Wilders hasn’t been convicted of anything! I didn’t know a man was now guilty of thought-crime until proven innocent.
Capitulating to bullying and threats might be on our dhimmi UK government’s agenda, but not mine.
Isn’t the person who brought this about, Lord Ahmed, not the same Lord Ahmed awaiting trial for killing another motorist while texting and driving?
Why Mommy is a Republican – Site Review: Defend Geert Wilders ( yeah ok, this is just kind of self-flattery ) – Geert Wilders — Man of Courage or Man of Hate? – Geert Wilders Interview — Islam and Freedom of Speech – and “Islamophobia” or Protected Speech?
The Detroit News – Readers debate form of U.S.-Muslim outreach
The Wall Street Journal – Islam Needs to Prove It’s a Religion of Peace
American Thinker – After banning Wilders, Brits welcome Hezb’allah official
DutchNews.nl – MPs can say and wear what they like
The International Free Press Society – Islam and freedom of speech
Samuel At Gilgal – Geert Wilders Says “Stop Muslim Immigration” On O’Reilly Show
Crossroads mag – Lower House to continue to allow hippie clothes and ‘Wilders-style’
Andrew Bostom – Freedom of Speech: Wilders, Orwell, and the “Koran Ban”
Covenant Zone – Dutch diviners go Delphic?
Right Side News – Islam in America, Part Four: Lawfare
Islamization Watch – Michael Graham, WTKK [Radio Talk Show] Boston, MA: Geert Wilders
The Freethinker – Provoking Muslims is OK – so long as it not Geert Wilders who’s doing it
Saber Point – Dutch Supreme Court Decision Bodes Well For Geert Wilders:
Dutch Freedom Blog has just translated a court decision in the Hague that is relevant to the Geert Wilders case. The Court has cleared a man who publically criticized Islam. Dutch Freedom writes:
In November 2004 [the defendant] had placed a poster before his window with the text: “Stop the Tumour that is Islam”. [I don`t think Wilders ever went that far]. Earlier the same man had been convicted by the District Court and the Court of Appeals in Den Bosch. According to the highest court in the land, there is not sufficient ground for a conviction if someone solely engages in defamation of a religion as such. Whether or not the adherents of a religion feel insulted is irrelevant.
Oy Va Goy! – The Wilders/Moussawi hypocrisy
NIS News Bulletin – cabinet ignores motion to protest Wilders ban in EU:
THE HAGUE, 12/03/09 – The cabinet has ignored a motion in which the Lower House almost unanimously called upon it to complain in the European Union about the United Kingdom’s refusal to admit MP Geert Wilders. At the same time, however, the House is accepting that its motion is disregarded.
A month ago, Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders could not enter the UK because the British government decided that his criticisms of Islam made him a threat to public safety. The Dutch government expressed its objections, though modestly, calling Wilders’ refusal “very regrettable” rather than unacceptable. It but did not resort to serious diplomatic steps, such as summoning the British ambassador, either.
Angry White Dude – MUSLIMS HECKLE BRITISH SOLDIERS DURING HOMECOMING
International Free Press Society – Netherlands cabinet ignores motion to protest Geert Wilders ban in EU – UK: Wilders out, Hezbollah spokesman in – and Dutchman cleared of same ‘group insult’ charge that will be used to prosecute Wilders
Winds of Jihad – UK: Blackmailing Muslim Lord Ahmed Out of Jail After 16 Days!
The Tyee – Return of the Far Right
Exposing Liberal Lies – UK Bans Wilders, Welcomes Jihadist
Andrew Bostom – Geert Wilders and Totalitarian Islam
The International Free Press Society – Geert Wilders and Totalitarian Islam
Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Out of left field…
The Journal – What Price Freedom?
Israel National News – UK to Host Hizbullah Spokesman
Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding – US Zionist Islamophobe Losers Find New False Prophet in Feert Wilders
The National – Anti-Arab senator’s odd political tactics
NIS News Bulletin – Wilders threatened nearly 300 times in 2008
The Times Online – MP says Muslim protesters have ‘brought disgrace’ to Luton
PrairiePundit – UK going soft on internal enemies
The Boston Globe – Free speech aside, paper wrong to grant forum to bigotry
DutchNews.nl – Wilders most threatened politician:
Anti-immigration MP Geert Wilders has received more threats than any other politician and last year reported 292 threatening messages to the team which deals with threats to politicians.
This is around 75% of all the cases reported to the team (TBP) in 2008. Of the total 424 reported threats, 304 were passed on to the public prosecution office. Most of the thr4eeats were made by email or placed on websites.
EmbraceUnity – The Value of Multi-Culturalism
The Amboy Times – I want to see the flag of Allah flying over Downing St
BBC News – Lebanon journalist UK entry veto
Press TV – Islamophobist Wilders next Dutch PM?
Jewish and Israel News – Britain bans Hezbollah man
The Brussels Journal – As Islamists Protest, Hezbollah Spokesman Barred from UK
The Jawa Report – Actual good news: Moussawi not coming to Britain after all
Digital Journal – Anti-jihadist Dutch MP received 285 death threats in 2008
Tundra Tabloids – Satan Freed After Only Serving 16 Days For Vehicular Manslaughter……. – Andrew Bostom: Moderate Totalitarianism is no Solution……. – and UK: British Thin-Tank Wants Hezbollah Journalist Arrested…….
The International Free Press Society – Geert Wilders and Totalitarian Islam
Barely a Blog – CPAC: The Collapse Of The Conservative Movement