Alright, here we go. I’m going to be adding in some older links, due to technical reasons that I will leave unspecified for now. If any links have already been posted in previous round-ups, well, such is life.
Times Online – Anti-Islamic Dutch MP Geert Wilders to visit UK within days
NIS News Bulletin – AOW age to go up to 67 in 2026
New Statesman – Bite-sized briefing: UK
DutchNews.nl – Britain wrong to ban Wilders, says court
Dakota Voice – Congressmen Accuse Muslim Group of Spying on Congress
EuropeNews – Court rules UK was wrong to bar Geert Wilders
The Press Association – Dutch politician wins UK ban appeal
Islamization Watch – Anti-Islamic Dutch MP Geert Wilders to visit UK within days
RHRealityCheck.org – STOKING FIRE: Anti-Choice Group Joins Muslim Bashers
Tel-Chai Nation – Geert Wilders wins: UK’s ban on his travelling there reversed
Yahya’s Political Blog – Anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders wins court battle to be allowed back to Britain
The Independent – Dutch MP to visit UK on Friday after ban is lifted
NetNewsDaily – Far-right Dutch MP holds news conference in London
The Telegraph – Geert Wilders arrives in Britain
This is London?
No, this is London. The link goes to a must-see video of “protestors” — barbarians of death of destruction — voicing their “objections” (“head on a stake”) to Geert Wilders’ continued existence (snapshot below).
Read it all here.
I Luv South Africa – Controversial Geert Wilders lands in UK
Creeping Sharia – Muslim protestors call for death to Geert Wilders (video)
Andrew McCarthy in NRO’s The Corner – Obviously, we’re here to warn Geert Wilders …:
that, in Islam, the punishment for anyone who insults the prophet — peace be upon him, of course — is capital punishment. He should take the lesson from Theo van Gogh and others who’ve faced the punishment.
Read it here.
The Telegraph – People should be trusted to see through extremism
U.S. Copts Association – Geert Wilders arrives in UK and explains his ‘problems with Islam’
WCJB.co.uk – Dutch MP Geert Wilders’ visit mired in controversy
Mark Steyn, in NRO’s The Corner – Re: Obviously we’re here to warn Geert Wilders…:
The one who insults any of the Prophets, kill him. That is the capital punishment.Not necessarily that I personally am going to carry it out…
Awfully decent of you. And no doubt a tribute to the awesome assimilationist powers of the advanced social democratic state. As for the basic message:
Obviously all these people who insult Islam they are under constant protection, they don’t live a life. So they should learn from that…
You’d be surprised how many people already have. (Tim Blair has a poem about it.)
These young men are, de jure, British subjects and, de facto, the demographic energy of every city down the spine of the country. “Islam will dominate!” they yell, impatient that it doesn’t already, not entirely. The delusions of multiculturalism have brought about the death of England – in nothing flat. An amazing feat.
Read it here.
Small Dead Animals – Tony Blair’s Britain
Answering Muslims – Geert Wilders Said it Best
The Wall Street Journal – Geert Wilders Comes to Britain
Infidel Bloggers Alliance – Geert Wilders Press Conference, Westminster 16 October 2009
In a stunning act of cowardice and dhimmitude,may be caving to the demands of the jihad at Temple University to cancel Geert Wilders.
“We strongly urge that hisbe rescinded immediately in order to foster appreciation of free speech that is not based on hatred and discrimination”.
Read the rest here.
Jusiper – Geert Wilders allowed back into Britain
The Philadelphia Bulletin – Temple Muslim Students Association Attempts To Shut Down Wilders Event
Loonwatch.com – Temple University Rejects Geert Wilders
Columbia International Relations Council and Association – Cosponsorship with College Republicans: Free Speech in Europe:
Date:Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – 8:00pm
CIRCA joins the College Republicans in inviting Geert Wilders to speak at Columbia University on October 21st, at 8 p.m. Mr. Wilders is a Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands and Chairman of the the Party for Freedom in that body. His views on Islam in the European Union and other matters have made him one of Europe’s most controversial figures. Mr. Wilders’ remarks will address issues of free speech in Europe.
CIRCA is a multipartisan organization and does not endorse Mr. Wilders or his views. As with all CIRCA speaker events, we hope Mr. Wilders’ remarks will inspire lively discussion and debate on important questions of international politics.
Check back soon or contact College Republicans at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on event registration and logistics.
Read it here.
United News Network – Wilders’s thought is threaten community’s harmony, EU Mediator
Ferreras J. – Dissenting – How to deal with Geert Wilders
Gadget’s Blog – Say “Goodbye” to the Dutch
Expatica.com – Dutch news in brief, Monday 19 October 2009
Comment Is Free – Linking Islam and terrorism is wrong
The Jawa Report – Video: UK Islamists Pretty Much Proving Geert Wilders’ Point for Him
The Lambeth Walk – Geert Wilders in Britain
Yahya’s Political Blog – Temple University Rejects Geert Wilders
Public Secrets – Religion of Tolerance Watch:
So, let me get this straight:
- The penalty for insulting the “prophets” is death.
- Geert Wilders had better watch his back (or neck, as the case may be).
- But the young Muslim at the start of the video isn’t threatening Wilders. Oh, no.
And lest you think I’m drawing too much from this, note the speaker’s reference to Theo van Gogh, the filmmaker murdered in Amsterdam by a devout Muslim for insulting Islam and Muhammad – by exercising his right to free speech. Van Gogh was Wilders’ countryman, and the Dutch lawmaker, who lives under police protection, knows exactly what message was intended.
But he’s an Islamophobe and overreacting; after all, Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance, and perfectly compatible with Western democratic liberties.
Care to buy a bridge?
Read it all here.
MooseandSquirrel.ca – The ‘Religion of Peace’ condemns Geert Wilders to death
Atlas Shrugs – Muslims Promise: “If we had an Islamic state today, Wilder’s head would be on the stake” “We will see Israel destroyed, we will see the European crusaders destroyed, we will see Islam dominate.” – and Geert Wilders greeted with “Islam Will Dominate the World”, “Freedom Go to Hell”, “Shariah for The Netherlands”
De Telegraaf – Wilders spreekt ondanks protest
Philadelphia Independent Media Center – NO to Hate Speech! NO to Geert Wilders!
The Associated Press – Anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker speaks at US college:
PHILADELPHIA — An anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker’s visit to Temple University was cut short after a question and answer session turned nasty.
Geert Wilders (VIL’-durz) was escorted from the Philadelphia university’s lecture hall as some in the crowd of several hundred students began shouting jeers at the Dutch politician.
Wilders’ previous 30-minute address was met by a mixture of applause and boos Tuesday night at the public university serving about 34,000 students.
He touched on common themes in his speeches, including calling the Muslim holy book, the Quran, “an evil book” that promotes violence and intolerance.
The event was organized by a student group called Purpose and is being funded by the California-based David Horowitz Freedom Center, a foundation that promotes conservative scholarship.
Read it all here.
At the back of the hill – GEERT WILDERS SPEAKING IN PHILLY
The Philadelphia Inquirer – Controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders at Temple
Infinite Monkeys – Geert Wilders comes to Philly
Post Right – Geert Wilders Comes To Town
The Jawa Report – Michael Savage interviews Geert Wilders
The Western Confucian – David Lindsay on Geert Wilders
A Tangled Web – Michael Savage + Geert Wilders =
The Temple News online – Wilders loses sponsor, but will speak tonight
Lumpy, Grumpy and Frumpy – “Where did all the freedom go?”
Radio Netherlands Worldwide – “Last Moroccan leaves the Netherlands”
America’s Right – Geert Wilders and Liberal Emotion
At the back of the hill – GEERT WILDERS AT TEMPLE
Atlas Shrugs – Geert Wilders Rocks Columbia University:
It was a triumph for free speech tonight at Columbia University. Despite resistance from Columbia University administration and Columbia security efforts to limit access to the event, Wilders packed the house and was allowed to speak freely.
I watched Wilders this evening and reflected upon the whole journey that got this man to this moment. I was so grateful to this man for taking on this global encroaching monster against all odds. I have uploaded his remarks. Watch the videos. There was a little hissing and a random heckle, but they let him speak — and in the age of jihad that is huge.
And it was good.
Read the rest here.
Islamization Watch – Anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders speaks at US college
The Temple News online – TSG Senate meeting gets emotional over “hate speech” coming to campus – and Wilders comes and goes at Main Campus
FrontPage Mag – The Hate Campaign at Temple – by David Horowitz
Breitbart.tv – Temple Students Protest Anti-Islamic Dutch Lawmaker
[Related] Gerald Warner – Why I believe the principle of free speech entitled this detestable man to appear on Question Time
GlobalPost – “You’ve got my vote” popular with populist voters
Winds of Jihad – Geert Wilders Speaks at Columbia University
Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Giving the far right rope to hang itself
WORLD Magazine – Wilders’ side
Islamization Watch – Anti-Islamic Dutch Lawmaker Geert Wilders’s N.Y. Speech Goes Unprotested
Oliver Kamm – “Jack Straw started it all”
The Index On Censorship – Nick Griffin and democracy
San Oo Aung’s Weblog – Open letter to Mr Geert Wilders, leader of The Netherlands’ Party for Freedom
Atlas Shrugs – Text of the Speech Geert Wilders MP / Columbia University:
Ladies and gentlemen, it is a privilege and a great honour for me to speak at this fine academic institution, which gave the world so many Nobel Prize winners. As a Dutchman, I am proud that your first Nobel laureate, in 1906, was of Dutch descent: The youngest President of the United States: Theodore Roosevelt.
I thank Columbia University for inviting me, and I also thank the US border police for allowing me to enter this great country of democracy, liberty and free speech. Ladies and gentlemen, today, the dearest of our many liberties is under attack all throughout Europe. Free speech is no longer a given. What we once considered a natural element of our existence, our birth right, is now something we once again have to fight for.
I would not qualify myself as a free man. 5 years ago I lost my personal freedom. Since then I am under 24-hour police protection. In addition some people tried to rob my freedom of speech: A Dutch Islamic organization tried to stop the appearance of my documentary ‘Fitna’. Because of ‘Fitna’ the most radical Dutch imam claimed 55.000 Euros in compensation for his hurt feelings. The State of Jordan is possibly going to issue a request for my extradition, to stand trial in Amman. I have been charged in France.
Read the rest here.
The Divine Conspiracy Blog – Geert Wilders
Taiwan News – Anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker speaks at Columbia
The Columbia Spectator – Dutch leader tests free speech
Israpundit – “freedom from fear” versus “free speech”
NewsReal – In Honor of Geert Wilders: Fitna
DutchNews.nl – Different picture in third political poll
Muslims Against Sharia – Silencing Debate at Temple
Right Side News – Silencing Free Speech On Temple
The Blog of Walker – Geert Wilders Syndrome, and so much more
The Sofia Echo – The English Angle: Party pooper