The Weekly Wilders Round-Up

25 10 2009

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

Geert Wilders Spreekt:

EuropeNews – Court rules UK was wrong to bar Geert Wilders

Reuters – Dutch anti-Islam MP overturns British ban

The Press Association – Dutch politician wins UK ban appeal

Bijenkorf – Geert Wilders: Free Speech Wins Against British Ban

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

IBTimes.co.uk – Dutch MP Geert Wilders set to enter UK after Home Office ban is overruled

The Independent – Dutch MP to visit UK on Friday after ban is lifted

The Daily Mail – Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders plans to visit UK this week after winning appeal against travel ban

NetNewsDaily – Far-right Dutch MP holds news conference in London

The Telegraph – Geert Wilders arrives in Britain

Diana West – “If We Had an Islamic State Today His Head Would Be on the Stake”:

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.

So say Muslim demonstrators in the United Kingdom. Welcome to the birthplace of the Magna Carta, here.  [Thanks to Diana West.]

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’

Anorak News – Geert Wilders Draws Out The Lighter Side Of Extreme 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…:

Andy, be fair. That nice young gentleman does add:

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

Atlas Shrugs – ISLAM ATTACKS: Is Temple University Canceling Geert Wilders and Caving into Muslims’ Attack on Free Speech?

In a stunning act of cowardice and dhimmitude, Temple University may be caving to the demands of the student jihad at Temple University to cancel Geert Wilders.

“We strongly urge that his invitation be 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 gop@columbia.edu 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

interview – Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party in the Netherlands:

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

Wintery Knight – British Muslims explaining what they’ll do to Geert Wilders and the world

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

Will Heaven – Linking Islam to terrorism doesn’t make you Geert Wilders

A Tangled Web – Michael Savage + Geert Wilders =

Simon Deng and Pamela Geller at Geert Wilders, Columbia University:

The Temple News online – Wilders loses sponsor, but will speak tonight

Jihad Watch – A victory for the freedom of speech: Wilders to speak at Temple despite Muslim attempts to silence him – and Heavily indoctrinated student thugs shout down Wilders at Temple University

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

Fox News – Anti-Islamic Dutch Lawmaker’s N.Y. Speech Goes Unprotested

At the back of the hill – GEERT WILDERS AT TEMPLE

Geert Wilders Dutch lawmaker speaks at Temple University:

Ed West – Forget Nick Griffin on Question Time: the BNP won’t last

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.

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  Waiting to get in ……….who’s the guy with the sign?

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The Islamist Rabbi (who threatened litigation jihad, remember?). He was at the Islamist day parade last Sunday. What a tool.

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

Weasel Zippers – Leftist Students Shout Down Geert Wilders During Speech at Temple University….

FrontPage Mag – The Hate Campaign at Temple – by David Horowitz

Geert Wilders at Columbia University Part I:

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

NewsReal – Anti-Wilders Activists do not like Speakers Who Challenge “the Way People Feel on this Campus”

GlobalPost – “You’ve got my vote” popular with populist voters

PipeLineNews.org – Dutch MP Geert Wilders Delivers Stirring Call To Action Against Radical Islam

Winds of Jihad – Geert Wilders Speaks at Columbia University

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Giving the far right rope to hang itself

WORLD Magazine – Wilders’ side

The Iconoclast – Columbia U. Muslim Student Association Op Ed : “freedom from fear” versus “free speech”

Islamization Watch – Anti-Islamic Dutch Lawmaker Geert Wilders’s N.Y. Speech Goes Unprotested

Oliver Kamm – “Jack Straw started it all”

Geert Wilders at Columbia Universirty Part II:

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

Echurchwebsites.org.uk – Christian councillor Alan Craig (leader of the Christian People’s Alliance) calls for free speech for Geert Wilders

NewsReal – Anti-Wilders Activists do not like Speakers Who Challenge “the Way People Feel on this Campus”

The International Free Press Society – ‘Far-right’ Dutch MP Geert Wilders arrives in UK – and Geert Wilders on BBC radio

Taiwan News – Anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker speaks at Columbia

Chasing Evil – Pamela Geller Watch: Evil Emperor George Soros is Behind LoonWatch

The Columbia Spectator – Dutch leader tests free speech

Israpundit – “freedom from fear” versus “free speech”

Geert Wilders at Columbia University Part IV:

NewsReal – In Honor of Geert Wilders: Fitna

LoonWatch.com – Pamela Geller Watch: Evil Emperor George Soros is Behind LoonWatch

DutchNews.nl – Different picture in third political poll

Muslims Against Sharia – Silencing Debate at Temple

Geert Wilders at Columbia University: Question and Answer Session:

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

VDare.com – Winning Through Intimidation: Immigrant Threats Cow Europe—And America

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Student Thuggery

24 10 2009

Binks of Free Canuckistan, doing that magic that he does, provides us with another good ol’ link round-up: Steynian 392. Here’s something from the post that I thought worth repeating here:

Student Thuggery

~ ITEM: Anti-Wilders Activists do not like Speakers Who Challenge “the Way People Feel on this Campus”; Temple Students Protest Anti-Islamic Dutch Lawmaker; Heavily indoctrinated student thugs shout down Wilders at Temple University

~ ITEM: Free speech on campus withers, by Royal Hamel

~ AWAKEN, SMELL COFFEE– The moral and intellectual vacuum of the modern university has been on display this past week. At McGill, some students– including their council– refuse to allow a free and open exchange of ideas on the deliberate killing of preborn humans. Instead, they shout down a lawfully held meeting.

At Temple University in the US, students protest Geert Wilders for presenting uncomfortable facts about the Jihad facing Eurpe and the West.

Among the demonstrators was Megan Chialastri, vice president of All Sides, an organization that seeks to promote peace between Israel and Palestine. “We feel student groups should not bring people on campus that jeopardize the safety, or just the way people feel on this campus,” she said.

“Or just the way people feel on this campus?”, is it? Words fail. Or are stifled by student thugs. McGill, Temple, UGueph, UCalgary, St. Mary’s U, and the list lengthens.

Some will say we should hearken back to the free-wheeling 60s, when all sorts of ideas were freely discussed. Nonsense: all sorts of radical ieas were freely discussed; classical liberalism, Judaeo-Christianity, Greece and Rome were off the menu, except as straw men, or spicy appetizers for Hinduism, Marxism, Orgasmism, and Ganjaism. As Jonah Goldberg has demonstrated in his book Liberal Fascism, the 60s student uprisings were just that: revolutions of self-righteous fascistic idiots against their elders, the established order, against goodness and truth, dead white men, and the very idea of a university. It was indeed the closing of the American (and Western) mind, not a rebirth, as author Allan Bloom clearly saw it.

Untruths & Consequences

The fruit, 40 years on? Ideological thought, via entrenched geezer demagogic radicalism in faculty and administration and the wider academy; political correctness and intellectual disability to deal with even the most basic assertions or logic or non-spirit-of-the-age ideas and principles. Or, just the way “people feel on this campus”, having suckled at the teat of Marxist egalitarianism, statism, radical politics, gender theory, multicultism, and hence the predictable skulls full of compliant mush.

Not all universities are like his, nor all professors. But this parent will not be dumping his kids into a bubbling stew of costly radicalism, and expecting well-educated civilized people out the other end. With modern education, you don’t get what you pay for unless you really look around and dig for the good stuff, the better places, the good profs and programs. Even if some collection of buildings was once your alma mater and the seat of good memories, don’t take it for granted that the buildings have the same content or intent in 2009: choose wisely, unless you like throwing away time and money and children. ~

Read it here.





Geert Wilders Syndrome

23 10 2009

My latest writing for the Libertas Post blog, which I thought would be relevant to this blog as well:

Geert Wilders syndrome

Geert Wilders is controversial.

That statement stands on its own merit; indeed, it may even be an understatement.

For those who don’t know his name, Geert Wilders is a Dutch politician, notable for his staunch opposition to hard-line Islamic extremism, and his questioning of Dutch immigration policies. He was responsible for a film called Fitna, which high-lighted some of the more, eh…notable comparisons between the teachings of Muslim clerics and the actions of Muslim terrorists, and he has pubicly compared the Koran to Mein Kampf.

He’s also being prosecuted for hate speech in the Netherlands, and was banned from treading on British soil, although that ban was recently repealed.

It was that prosecution which really got me involved in the man’s affairs, primarily as a news-gatherer and occasional apologist at a site that that I run called Defend Geert Wilders. But lately another thing about Wilders has nagged a little bit at my mind.

I think that ‘thing’ can probably be best illustrated by a comment that I received on Defend Geert Wilders a little while ago. The comment reads, in part:

“It’s not clear to me why so many journalists refer to Wilders as “far right”.

Because he doesn’t agree with Islam?”

And really, if you look at a lot of the media coverage of Geert Wilders, you will often run across some derivative of “Anti-Islam MP says…”; or “Far-right Dutch MP has…”; or something along those lines. The media seems hell-bent on painting the man as a Reicht-Wing,Islamophobe fascist, although, now that he runs what is probably the most popular political party in the Netherlands, to paint Geert Wilders as a fascist is to paint a majority of the Dutch population as fascist.

Ahem.

So what is the reason for this labelling? Is it malice on the media’s part? Is it some sort of partisan agenda? Do they simply dislike Geert Wilders that much?

To my mind, the answer lies in the focus of most of Geert Wilders’ attention: Islam. Islam is a very sensitive issue in Europe, and in Holland ( if you would like a very apt portrait of this issue, I would suggest some of Bruce Bawer‘s work to get you started ). Indeed, it’s a matter of difficulty and discomfort in most of the Western world. Islam has raised a variety of debates that tread the fine line between reacting to a very aggressive strain of religion, and maintaining freedom ( witness the ‘Burqa ban’ debate, for instance ). This is the line which Geert Wilders is constantly walking, and I think it is this which could be used to explain the media’s seeming incomprehension of the man.

Simply put, Geert Wilders is proposing scary answers to scary questions; answers which don’t fit the nice, polite, civlized tone of discourse, and which the political and media establishments in the West just aren’t accustomed to. Subsequently, they are horrified, and seek to distance themselves from the scary proposals, even though the man making them has good intentions in mind.

I don’t support Geert Wilders in everything that he does or says. I think that he goes too far with some things. But I think that he is, at least, trying to find a solution to a growing problem in his country, and for that he should be applauded. However, in the process, he has made himself into somewhat of a harsh, scary figure, and for it he has been damned in the press, which, for all of its ‘bravery’, has grown unaccustomed to what it perceives as incivility.





The Weekly Wilders Round-Up – special ‘Geert Wilders in the UK’ edition

17 10 2009

Alright, here we go. I am aware that I may very well be recycling some links from the last post. Too bad. If somebody wants to cross-reference the articles and the links and then email me with a correction or something, then be my guest. Otherwise, I guess you’ll just have to suffer through…

Mirror.co.uk – Koran slur MP sparks mob anger

The Independent – Wilders hails his arrival in UK as victory for free speech

The Guardian – Far-right MP basks in limelight after overturning ban to enter Britain

NIS News Bulletin – Wilders wants debate in House of Lords with radical UK Muslims:

THE HAGUE, 17/10/09 – Geert Wilders wants to organise a debate on Islam with radical British Muslims in the House of Lords in London, he said Friday after succeeding in entering the UK.

The Party for Freedom (PVV) leader said at a press conference in London that he wants to discuss Islam with the British. His preference would be to hold a debate in the House of Lords, to which both proponents and opponents should be welcome, including some 40 demonstrators who awaited Wilders after his landing with pro-Sharia and anti-Western slogans on banners.

Read the rest here.

Net News Daily – Far-right Dutch MP holds news conference in London

The Brussels Journal – Freedom Go to Hell

EuroNews – Wilders sees visit as victory for freedom of speech

Times Of The Internet – Netherlands’ Wilders allowed into U.K.

Muslim protestors insult Geert Wilders:

World Bulletin – Muslims protest anti-Islamic Dutch MP in London

The Christian Science Monitor – Dutch MP Wilders enters Britain on free-speech ruling

Associated Press – Dutch lawmaker: UK trip is a win for free speech

CNN – Controversial Dutch lawmaker enters UK after ban overturned

Reuters – Dutch MP sparks Muslim protests at Westminster

Ed West – An Ed Husain v Geert Wilders debate would be great for democracy

EU Referendum – Geert Wilders in town

Atlas Shrugs – Geert Wilders greeted with “Islam Will Dominate the World”, “Freedom Go to Hell”, “Shariah for The Netherlands”

SIOE Stop Islamization Of Europe – SIOE statement about Geert Wilders

Organised Chaos – Welcome, Geert Wilders

Inthenews.co.uk – Muslim protests greet Dutch MP at parliament

Spiegel Online – Dutch Anti-Islam Politician Sparks Protests in London

DutchNews.nl – UK visit victory for free speech, says Wilders

New Statesman – Geert Wilders due to arrive in the UK

Geert Wilders press conference October 16th, part one:

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Wilders plans Islam debate in House of Lords

Pickled Politics – Geert Wilders is back and causing trouble

Geert Wilders press conference October 16th, part two:

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Police break up protest at anti-squat bill

Mark Wadsworth – Geert Wilders

The Wall Street Journal’s Photo Journal – Pictures of the Day

The Jawa Report – Muslim student group attempts to ban Geert Wilders at Temple Univ:

The Muslim Student Association at Temple University is making a push to have Dutch Parliamentarian and anti-jihad advocate Geert Wilders banned from speaking at Temple University next Tuesday. In a statement issued early today, the group’s president attempted to out-do George Orwell:

The Temple University Muslim Students Association (MSA), one of the largest, most active and socially conscious student organizations on Temple’s campus, is issuing this public statement of protest concerning the invitation of Geert Wilders to address the Temple community on October 20, 2009. Geert Wilders is a far-right Dutch MP who is infamous for his anti-Islamic rhetoric and extreme hatred towards Muslims. A person who has been tried in the Netherlands Supreme Court for his hate speech concerning Islam, banned from the United Kingdom due to the threat he poses to community harmony, and is concurrently being charged for violating anti-hate laws in the European Union, should not be allowed to address the Temple community. Temple MSA speaks for the many Muslims and socially conscious students and faculty on campus when we say that the presence of Geert Wilders on our campus is a breech of Temple University’s pledge to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all students and faculty on campus. The Muslim population at Temple feels attacked, threatened, and ultimately unsafe that Mr. Wilders has been invited to voice his hate-driven opinions. The fact alone that backpacks are prohibited for entry to this event reinforces our argument that this creates an unsafe atmosphere where prejudiced, racist and vehemently hateful words will be disguised under the veil of academia.

Read the rest here.

Emigrate.co.uk – UK Government lifts visa ban on controversial Dutch politician

Expatica.com – Wilders to travel to London on Friday

Blogcritics – Wilders’ victory signals change in Britain

Evening Times – Right-wing MP ban ends

IBTimes – Geert Wilders arrives in the UK – and Dutch MP Geert Wilders set to enter UK after Home Office ban is overruled

The Times Online – No garlic and silver bullets are needed for Nick Griffin

New Statesman – Mixed race marriage ban

Ed West – Isn’t a march for Sharia in London bad for ‘community relations’?

BBC News – Wilders’ world of protest and publicity

Bloomberg.com – Dutch Lawmaker Wilders Calls U.K. Visit Victory (Update1)

JoshuaPundit – Geert Wilders Wins One

Controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders arrives in the UK:

The Independent – Geoffrey Wheatcroft: Hateful views we should not suppress

BBC Gavin Hewitt’s Europe – The right to offend?

Centurean2’s Weblog – Geert Wilders Free To Enter BRITAIN_ Fabians 0 Wilders 1….

Random Thoughts – Geert Wilders wins his case against Britain’s ban

Dave Strickson – Geert Wilder’s To Visit Red London

The Times Online – Protests force anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders to retreat:

Geert Wilders, who is head of the Freedom Party, flew into Heathrow airport this morning after winning a court battle to enter the country.

Mr Wilders had been due to host a press conference on College Green, opposite the Palace of Westminster, at noon.

However, about thirty male activists from a group called Islam for UK began chanting: “Wilders burn in hell” and “Sharia for UK”.

Brandishing banners saying, “Sharia is the solution, freedom go to hell” and “Geert Wilders deserves Islamic punishment”, the protesters were held back by about fifty policemen.

Mr Wilders was advised not to confront or walk past the protesters and instead to hold his press conference in the nearby Abbey Gardens building used by members of the House of Lords.

Read the rest here.

Old Holborn – Man points out HUGE elephant in the room

The Telegraph – Geert Wilders to arrive in Britain

The Guardian – Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders arrives in UK – and Geert Wilders: ‘A victory for freedom of speech’

Net News Daily – Question Time slot gives BNP “legitimacy they don’t deserve”

Comment Is Free – Question time for the mainstream parties’ tactics

Tundra Tabloids – GEERT WILDERS IN UK DECLARES ISLAM A ‘BAD RELIGION……!

BBC News – Dutch MP hails UK visit ‘victory’:

Controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders has hailed his arrival in the UK as a “victory for freedom of speech”.

He told a packed press conference in Westminster he was “proud of the UK asylum and immigration tribunal” for overturning the ban.

And he repeated his criticism of Muslim ideology and defended his call for the Koran to be banned in Holland.

Read the rest here.

Gord’s Poetry Factory – Socialists & Muslims Taking Over America

The Guardian – Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders allowed to enter UK

Sky News – Right-Wing Dutch MP: ‘I’ll Be Safe In UK’

American Free Press – Far-right Dutch MP visits London after ban lifted

Associated Press – Anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker allowed into UK

Taiwan News – Anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker arrives in UK – and Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker due in Britain

Press Association – Protesters greet Dutch far-right MP

The Daily Mail – Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders faces Muslim protest after arriving in the UK

YNetNews.com – Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker due in Britain

Assyrian International News Agency – Throwing Rifqa to the Wolves

The Daily Mail – Shouting won’t beat the BNP – decency will

Comment Is Free – Geert Wilders, the ‘pre-criminal’

Blazing Cat Fur – GEERT WILDERS IN UK DECLARES ISLAM A ‘BAD RELIGION……!

American Free Press – Govt allows far-right Dutch MP to enter UK

The Guardian – Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders allowed to enter UK

Taiwan News – UK says it won’t try to bar Wilders from Britain

BBC News – Far-right Dutch MP ‘can enter UK’

Press Association – Right-wing Dutch MP set to enter UK

The Guardian – Our challenge to Geert Wilders

Sky News – Banned Right-Wing Dutch MP To Visit UK

Times Online – Anti-Islamic Dutch MP Geert Wilders to visit UK within days

The Daily Mail – Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders plans to visit UK this week after winning appeal against travel ban

Press Association – Far-right politician plans UK visit

BBC News – Banned Dutch MP plans UK journey

The London Evening Standard – Dutch MEP jets into Britain and declares Islam ‘a bad religion’:

Gert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party, was forced to hold a press conference inside a Lords annexe after a group of Muslim radicals stopped him from speaking on College Green in front of Parliament.

Amid chaotic scenes and a heavy police presence, protesters called for the “death sentence” to be imposed on Mr Wilders for his views of Islam.

Read the rest here.

Comment Is Free – Should we let Geert Wilders in?

The Telegraph – Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders to visit UK after ban overturned

The Wall Street Journal – Court overturns ban on Wilders entering U.K.

The National Post’s Full Comment – Tribunal strikes down British ban on anti-Muslim MP

ForexHound.com – Controversial Dutch MP Enters Britain After Winning Ban Appeal

WCJB.co.uk – Dutch MP Geert Wilders’ visit mired in controversy

The Spoof – Protests greet right-wing Dutch MP

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – This week in the Netherlands

Channel 4 News – Protests against far-right Dutch MP Wilders

New Statesman – Geert Wilders, Ukip and me

Daily Express – DUTCH MP GREETED BY HATE MOB

Daily Star – JUST GEERT OUT!

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Anti-Wilders demonstration held in London

The Christian Institute – Dutch anti-Islam MP enters Britain

Gates of Vienna – Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/16/2009 – and A Peek Into Britain’s Islamic Future

Earth Times – Far-right Dutch MP met with protests on London visit – Summary

The Unreligious Right – HOT5 Daily 10/17/2009

Angry protesters greet right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders:

TheNational – Wilders visits Britain but won’t show anti-Islam film

The Index On Censorship Blog – An unlikely champion

ForexHound.com – Far Right Dutch MP Wins UK Ban Appeal

WCJB.co.uk – Geert Wilders gets green light to enter the UK

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Wilders announces new UK trip

Expatica.com – Geert Wilders visits Britain after ban lifted

Daily Express – KORAN ROW MP WINS HIS FIGHT TO VISIT UK

CBC.ca – Anti-Islamic Dutch MP enters Britain

The Telegraph – Geert Wilders arrives in Britain

NewsOK.com – UK says it won’t try to bar Wilders from Britain

B92 News – Far-right Dutch MP arrives in UK

UK Film and Television News – Controversial Dutch MP In UK





The Weekly Wilders Round-up – special ‘Wilders allowed into Britain’ edition

15 10 2009

Alright, here we go.

The Guardian – Geert Wilders wins appeal against ban on travelling to UK:

The far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders intends to travel to London next week after an immigration tribunal ruling overturned a ban on visiting Britain.

The Home Office said it was disappointed after the tribunal rejected its claim that his presence could “inflame community tensions and lead to inter-faith violence”.

The Freedom party leader immediately announced his intention to meet Ukip’s Lord Pearson of Rannoch to discuss a showing of his anti-Islamic film Fitna later this month in the House of Lords.

Judge CMG Ockelton, who chaired the tribunal, said that Wilders’s opinions were expressed strongly and in a way that was bound to cause offence but that the right of freedom of expression was important in a democratic society.

“Substantial evidence of actual harm would be needed before it would be proper for a government to prevent the expression and discussion of matters that might form the opinions of legislators, policy makers and voters,” he said.

The ruling said there had been no evidence of public order problems or damage to community relations as a result of a previous visit by Wilders to Britain.

“It was more important to allow free speech than to take restrictive action speculatively,” said Ockelton.

The judgment goes further, saying that even if there were evidence that Wilders posed a threat to public order it would still not have been necessary to ban him because the police would have been able to ensure no disorder took place and remove him if there was trouble.

The decision to ban Wilders was taken under regulations introduced in 2006 which allow the exclusion of those who represent “a genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat affecting one of the fundamental interests of society”.

Wilders, who faces trial in the Netherlands for discrimination and inciting hatred, was turned back at Heathrow in February when the then home secretary, Jacqui Smith, banned him from entering Britain. He had been coming for a screening in the Lords of his film which calls the Qur’an a “fascist book”. Smith said his presence had the potential to “threaten community harmony and therefore public safety”.

Read it all here.

Gates Of Vienna – The Tribunal Has Ruled: Geert Wilders May Enter the UK

Inthenews.co.uk – Far-right Dutch MP wins appeal over Uk ban

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Trade union snubs Freedom Party invitation

The Telegraph – Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders to visit UK after ban overturned:

Geert Wilders, who is accused of Islamophobia, was barred from the UK in February after Jacqui Smith, the then Home Secretary, said his presence would threaten community security. He was turned back at Heathrow Airport after still trying to gain entry.

But he now plans to visit “as soon as possible” after winning an appeal against the decision at the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

Read the rest here.

Bijenkorf – Geert Wilders – Philadelphia Oct. 09

International Civil Liberties Alliance – ICLA Expresses Concern About The British Government’s Restrictions On The Freedom of Movement of Dutch MP Geert Wilders

The Daily Mail – Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders plans to visit UK this week after winning appeal against travel ban

DutchNews.nl – Trade union FNV meets over Wilders talks

BBC News – Dutch MP overturns UK entry ban

The Other Malaysia – Dialogue Beyond the Discourse of Geography

Geert Wilders speaks in LA Islamization of Europe Part1/5:

MidEastTruth.com – Geert Wilders in the Dutch parliament

The Press Association – Dutch politician wins UK ban appeal – and Far-right politician plans UK visit

Maryam Namazie – The affinity between the far right and the Islamists

FOCUS Information Agency – Dutch MP overturns UK entry ban

WorldNetDaily – Paleoconservative hypocrisy

Geert Wilders speaks in LA Islamization of Europe Part2/5:

Earth Times – Self-declared ex-Muslim joins Dutch Freedom Party

Asian Image – Dutch MP Wilders challenged to public debate:

Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders has been challenged to a public debate on Islam when he comes to the UK later this week.

Quilliam’s directors have announced that they wish to challenge the politician following a court ruling which overturned a Home Office decision to ban him from the country.

Quilliam believes that although many of Wilders’ public statements on Islam and Muslims are bigoted, ill-informed and offensive to people of all faiths, this is not an adequate reason to prevent him from coming to the UK given that he has not directly incited violence. Instead Quilliam believes that Wilders’ ideas, like those of non-violent Islamist extremists, should be challenged through debate and argument.

Read the rest here.

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Dutch MP Geert Wilders vindicated by London court

American Free Press – Dutch lawmaker wins appeal against ban from Britain

DutchNews.nl – FNV will not talk pensions with Wilders

Digital Journal – Dutch Far-Right Politician Wins Appeal Against Ban from UK

The Spoof – Dutch far right leader Geert Wilders stuffs UK and enters legally, Sieg Heil!

Dowlish – Geert Wilders Warning To America

Gates Of Vienna – Ehsan Jami and the PVV

Geert Wilders speaks in LA Islamization of Europe Part3/5:

ProFreeOpinion.com – Geert Wilders Warning To America Part 2 Of 2

Reuters – Dutch anti-Islam MP overturns British ban

The Christian Institute – Dutch anti-Islam MP gets UK ban reversed

Cranmer – Jacqui Smith humiliated as Geert Wilders UK ban overturned:

This is a total humiliation for Jacqui Smith, who requested the ban, not to mention Gordon Brown and this whole tawdry Labour Government who have conspired to diminish our precious liberties and eradicated them systematically one by one.

Read it all here.

NRC Handelsblad – Court rules UK was wrong to bar Geert Wilders

The Wall Street Journal – Court overturns ban on Wilders entering U.K.

DutchNews.nl – Britain wrong to ban Wilders, says court

Sky News – Banned Right-Wing Dutch MP To Visit UK

The Earth Times – ‘Banned’ Dutch rightwing politician due to travel to Britain

Radio New Zealand – Banned Dutch MP wins appeal

Your Destiny Now by Miguel Diocuore – Paleoconservative hypocrisy?

DutchNews.nl – Wilders advertises for potential senators

BBC News – Banned Dutch MP plans UK journey

The Times Online – Anti-Islamic Dutch MP Geert Wilders wins right to enter Britain – and Anti-Islamic Dutch MP Geert Wilders to visit UK within days

Geert Wilders speaks in LA Islamization of Europe Part4/5:

The Astute Bloggers – WHAT COMMON WORD-SEARCHES BRING NEW READERS TO THIS BLOG?

The Los Angeles Times – Unifying Dutch city falls to Muslim mayor

OregonLive.com – Anti-Islam Dutch politician wins right to go to UK

Expatica.com – Wilders wrongly denied in Great Britain

Weasel Zippers – British Court Overturns Ban on Geert Wilders Entering Country, Government Not Happy With Ruling….

Free Canuckistan – Steynian 389

Ed West – Geert Wilders is free to enter Britain

Five Feet Of Fury – Geert Wilders wins appeal against UK ban from entry

ProFreeOpinion.com – Geert Wilders Commentary On Fitna Film – Part 2

Geert Wilders speaks in LA Islamization of Europe Part5/5:

Canty Comment – A Walk on the Wilders Side

The Astute Bloggers – OBAMA COMMITS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE: WITH OBAMA’S SUPPORT AN EGYPTIAN/MUSLIM ANTI-FIRST AMENDMENT RESOLUTION PASSES THE UNHRC

Bikya Masr – Islam is of the Devil?

Islamic Danger 2U – STOP ISLAMIZING THE WEST!

Jihad Watch – U.S. co-sponsors anti-free speech resolution at the UN

Gates of Vienna – Becoming the MSM

Blazing Cat Fur – Geert Wilders to be allowed into UK

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Wilders’ film promotes interfaith understanding

Counter Jihad – Rotterdam falls to Muslims – Mayor’s relative a terrorist

BlogWonks – Nobody’s E-Mail

ProFreeOpinion.com – Geert Wilders Speaks In LA Islamization Of Europe Part1/5

Centurean2’s Weblog – Out Of FEAR- A Small Country Has Been Bullied Into Changing It’s VOTE…

Expatica.com – Wilders wants Integration Minister charged

BowNewsLife – Controversy Over Dutch Support For Hindu Goddess

Monk’s Hobbit – Geert Wilders: “The United States as the Last Bastion of Western Civilization Facing Islamic Europe”

Islam In Action – 2nd Largest Netherlands City Falls to Muslim Mayor~Video

The International Free Press Society – Judge overturns Geert Wilders ban in UK

Islamization Watch – Geert Wilders: On Radical Islam [Video]

The Blogger – Public transport strike planned for Wednesday

Counter Jihad – Wilders wants charges brought against minister declining to divulge the cost of Muslim immigration

Desert Conservative – America MUST STAND UP to ISLAM and SHOUT OUT…”NOT HERE…NOT IN AMERICA!”

Vlad Tepes – Confirmed. Geert now allowed into UK

Verum Serum – Geert Wilders: The Fairness Doctrine – UK Style

ReligionNewsBlog – Controversy Over Dutch Support For Hindu Goddess

Tundra Tabloids – UK: HOME OFFICE REVOKES BAN ON GEERT WILDERS; NOW FREE TO ENTER…….

Harrolds.blogspot.com – Geert Wilder’s Warning to America: Stop Islamification + Fitna, the movie

Radical Islam.org – International Conference on Freedom of Speech & Religion:

You are invited to attend a Legal Conference On Freedom Of Speech & Religion
At the U.S. Congressional Auditorium in Washington, DC On October 27 & 28, 2009
Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael Savage of The Savage Nation


Members of Congress and Staff are invited to attend free of charge

 Presented by International Free Press Society, Liberty Legal Project International & Center for Security Policy
Co-Sponsored by Horowitz Freedom Center, The O’Leary Report, Florida Security Council

This conference will survey the legal foundations of freedom of speech and religion around the world and address emerging threats to these rights around the globe.

For More Information Call 1-800-989-0021 or email conferences@libertylegalproject.com or
Register online at http://www.regonline.com/freespeechconference

Cases & Topics include:

* The Fairness Doctrine
* Hate Speech Laws, Hate Crime Laws, and Blasphemy Laws
* The Rifqa Bary case
* Venezuela’s Media Crime Law
* The Banning of Michael Savage &
Geert Wilders from the UK
* Censorship of Citizens
* Bloggers Rights

Read the rest here.

Europe News – More on Yale’s “Muslim Victory” Chaplain

ProFreeOpinion.com – Geert Wilders’ New Ideology – 2010

DutchNews.nl – MPs set to support ban on squatting – and Vote Muslim in Wilders home town

Islam In Europe – Commentary By Snouck – Freedom Party wins another seat in Brussels:

It took a while. But Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) will get a 5th seat in the EU Parliament (EP) in Brussels. According to the otherwise desastrous Lisbon Treaty The Netherlands will get an extra seat in the EP. This seat will go to the second biggest fraction, the PVV. This will make the PVV as big as the Christian Democrats (CDA) in the EP. It is an portent of things to come in The Netherlands.

Read it here.

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Diana West – More on Yale’s “Muslim Victory” Chaplain

LoonWatch.com – Robert Spencer: Teaming up with Euro-Supremacists Again

Steve Barth – Geert Wilders’ NY Speech: delete or reply?

Bare Naked Islam – Dutch Iranian ex-Muslim joins Geert Wilders’ Freedom (anti-Islamization) Party

Fousesquawk – Speech in New York by Geert Wilders

Chasing Evil – Robert Spencer: Teaming up with Euro-Supremacists Again

ProFreeOpinion.com – Geert Wilders – ACT For America Interview By Alan Kornman

Geert Wilders – ACT for America Interview by Alan Kornman:

Nomasblog.com – Geert Wilders’ speech to the Dutch Parliament Sept 2009

Human Events – Obama Declares War on Free Speech

GupShup Forums – Response to Geert Wilders Video “Fitna”

Obamaers Dot Com – 11th District GOP candidate wants to end Muslim immigration to U.S.

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Extra MEP for Wilders’ PVV party

Life On Sleepy Creek in Words and Images – Geert Wilders speech at the Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem

Pits’n’Pots – The Radical Press – Should the principle of free speech be extended to Geert Wilders.

Monsters And Critics – Right-wing Dutch politician wins appeal on British ban

South Africa Sucks – Through the looking glass..

Leaving Normal – Dutch right-winger Geert Wilders wins challenge against British ban – Telegraph

DutchNews.nl – Animal rights party claims extra EU seat

The Independent – Leading article: Poisonous debate:

Rarely have the limits of free speech been so hotly debated. The Unite Against Fascism group yesterday called for a blockade of the BBC’s Television Centre to disrupt the appearance of the leader of the British National Party, Nick Griffin, on the Corporation’s Question Time programme later this month. Meanwhile, the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal has overturned a government bar on the far-right Dutch MP, Geert Wilders, entering the UK.  Mr Wilders and Mr Griffin are both xenophobes with poisonous views. But they are also elected representatives. Provided they stay within the law, they have a right to air their opinions, no matter how vile right-thinking people might find them.

Read the rest here.

Daily Express – KORAN ROW MP WINS HIS FIGHT TO VISIT UK

Philip Johnston – Jacqui Smith week gets worse as Geert Wilders wins appeal

The Brussels Journal – Islam on Campus: A Cartoonist Visits the Ivy League

The Guardian – Geert Wilders wins appeal against exclusion from UK

CNS News – New Survey on Islam Calls Into Question Population Figure Used by Obama

Times Of The Internet – Tribunal: Geert Wilders can enter Britain

The Irish Times – In Short

The Spectator’s Coffee House – The right decision

NRC Handelsblad – Royal family damaged by public debate

The Guardian – Should we let Geert Wilders in?

The Philadelphia Bulletin – Culture & Community Calendar: Oct 11-17:

Defending Free Speech and Geert Wilders

The Philadelphia Freedom Center is honored to host an afternoon with Mr. Geert Wilders at his first public appearance in Philadelphia. Mr. Wilders is one of the world’s most outspoken voices against radical Islam, for freedom and in defense of western civilization.

Mr. Wilders, a parliamentary member in the Netherlands, is Europe’s most eloquent defender of free speech and most outspoken voice regarding the threat of radical Islam. Mr. Wilder’s short film, FITNA, will be screened. He describes this film as “a call to shake off the creeping tyranny of Islamization.” Under 24 hour protection and relentless personal threats, Mr. Wilders cannot be silenced. Net proceeds from the afternoon will go to the Geert Wilders Legal Defense Fund.

Event Details: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Union League Club, 140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19102

Read it here.

Stealth Fusion Forum – Sharia Jihad

The Spectator’s Coffee House – A Good Day: Geert Wilders May Now Visit Britain

Pakistan Defence Forum – Unifying Dutch city falls to Muslim mayor

MediaWatchWatch.org.uk – UK’s Geert Wilders ban deemed unlawful by Immigration Tribunal

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – UK wrong to deny entry to Geert Wilders

ProFreeOpinion.com – Champion Of The West: Geert Wilders On Danish TV (06-13-09)

Press TV – UK entry ban on Anti-Islam Dutch MP overturned

The National Post’s Full Comment – Tribunal strikes down British ban on anti-Muslim MP

Newsjacker.co.uk – A Hijab Tax in Holland? Geert Wilder’s Bad Idea

Pajamas Media – A Hijab Tax in Holland?

Waka Waka Waka – Peace Prize Be Upon Him

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Wilders announces new UK trip:

Rightwing Dutch politician Geert Wilders has announced he will be travelling to London on Friday, after a court in London ruled that the British Home Office was wrong to refuse him entry to the country in February.

Read the rest here.

New American – Wilders Wins Appeal In Britain

Right Side News – Wilders Wins

Colored Opinions – Dutch Government inaction in fighting extremism

The London Daily News – Wilders coming to London





The Weekly Wilders Round-up

2 10 2009

Alright, here we go.

AntiWar.com – Dogs, Donkeys and Women, Oh My!

Libertarian Republican – Geert Wilders opening day speech to Dutch Parliament: Socialists actively supporting Islamization of the Netherlands

LobeLog.com – Dogs, Donkeys and Women, Oh My!

Argue With Everyone Forums – Israel has full pariah status now in the Netherlands

Politeia – Geert Wilders and the Rag-Head Tax Plot

It Don’t Make Sense – Hans Brinker and the People Who Want Him Dead

Backwoods Mercantile ( scroll down ) – Speech by Geert Wilders on the first day of the General Debate in the Dutch parliament

Israpundit – Wilders on immigration, Islamization and the economy

EuropeNews – Video: Speech by Geert Wilders on the first day of the General Debate in the Dutch parliament

Bad News From The Netherlands – Dutch Want Royal Family to Have Less Money

The Last Crusade – ISLAM: A WARNING TO AMERICA

Islam In Europe – Amsterdam: Anti-Wilders flashmob:

A dozen people showed up in Amsterdam for a ‘flashmob’ to protest Geert Wilders’ headscarf tax proposal.  Video available.AT5 (Dutch)

Source:

Read it here.

Islam In Europe – Amsterdam: District mayor upset at car-free Sunday, organizes Eid taxis

DutchNews.nl – Liberal parties gain in latest polls

NIS News Bulletin – PVV Loses Ground in Polls following Headscarves Plea

NRC Handelsblad – Royal family in firing line on spending cuts

Fausty’s Libertarian Blog – Geert Wilders talks to Americans on Islamification: Wake up, world!

Occidental Soapbox – Geert Wilders: “It’s Over!”

The Kentucky Enquirer – Poll: Was it OK to show anti-Islam film?

WHAS11.com – Parent upset by film shown in daughter’s class:

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky girl is seeking counseling after her class at a Kentucky high school watched a short film that showed beheadings and other violence allegedly committed by Muslims, the student’s father said Tuesday.Bill Cruey said his daughter Amber, 17, was horrified by images of children being injured and dead bodies interspersed with readings from the Quran while watching the film “Fitna,” made by the anti-Islam and anti-immigration Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders.

“She’s very upset with all of this,” Cruey told The Associated Press.

Cruey said he pulled his daughter from the leadership class at Pulaski County High School that viewed the film on Sept. 11.

Pulaski County Superintendent Tim Eaton said Tuesday that the teacher’s intent was to commemorate the Sept. 11 terror attacks and discuss the dangers of extremism — “not only of Muslims but other viewpoints, too.”

“The intent of the lesson and discussion was very appropriate,” Eaton said. “However, the teacher’s choice of the clip was not appropriate, and that’s been dealt with.

“It was poor judgment on this teacher’s part.”

Eaton said the film was shown to about 10 students in the leadership class.

Eaton declined to say what action was taken against the teacher, calling it a personnel issue.

Cruey said his daughter was so upset by the scenes that a counseling session has been scheduled.

“She said she has to talk to somebody about it because those images are really upsetting her still,” he said. “She can’t believe people can be that cruel to each other.”

Since the controversy arose, he said, his daughter has been ridiculed and feels like an outcast at school in south-central Kentucky.

“She stood up for what’s right, and then everybody’s kind of teasing her,” he said.

Aly A. Farag, imam at a Louisville mosque, criticized the school for exposing students to a “very tilted and utterly hateful message about a religion.”

“They are blatantly and willingly participating in smearing a religion in front of kids who do not have the full picture,” said Farag, a University of Louisville engineering professor.

Read the rest here.

ReBelle Nation – …And they banned the President from speaking to the students?

The Online Lunchpail – More right-wing brainwashing in Kentucky schools

KYPost.com – Parent Upset By Film Shown In Daughter’s Class

The Muslim News – Netherland’s prosecution accused of double standards

DutchNews.nl – PVV MP acknowledges drink problem – and Drunk PVV MP warned after row in bar

The Truth Will Set You Free – Dutch Zionist Geert Wilders’ Film “Fitna” Causes Teenager to Seek Counseling – Wilders Banned From Hotel in Nashville

Elisseievna – CNN : la liberté de parole supprimée en Europe au sujet de l’islam

The Pakistani Spectator – The Malicious Indictment Of Islam

3:AM Magazine – Friday I’m in Love

Gates of Vienna – The Suppression of Free Speech in Europe

Yahya’s Political Blog – Geert Wilders Wants to Tax Women who Wear Hijab

Dutch Daily News – American High School in shock after seeing movie Fitna

 Gen Y Con – From An Archive: Geert Wilders and Fitna

My Opinions, Thoughts, and Experiences – What really is freedom of speech?

The Political Carnival – School: Obama speech too political, film of Muslim beheading infidels dandy

Deporting Millions Of Muslims May Be Necessary – Geert Wilders:

Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies – Common Ground Newsbulletin: 8-14 September 2009

Cairo, Lusaka, Amsterdam – Tax on Headscarves…Yes, Really

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Geert Wilders – racist or not?

Eye On The World – Video: Geert Wilders’ Warning to America

Gates of Vienna – The Glory of Gouda

Give Us Liberty – Mein Heren Geert Wilders…MUST READ!!!!

Solsticewitch13’s BOS – Tom Trento’s 2009 in Review

The Astute Bloggers – Europe’s War on Free Speech

The International Free Press Society – Defending Free Speech and Geert Wilders:

The Philadelphia Freedom Center is honored to host an afternoon with Mr. Geert Wilders at his first public appearance in Philadelphia. Mr. Wilders is one of the world’s most outspoken voices against radical Islam, for freedom and in defense of western civilization.

Mr. Wilders, a parliamentary member in the Netherlands, is Europe’s most eloquent defender of free speech and most outspoken voice regarding the threat of radical Islam. Mr. Wilder’s short film, FITNA, will be screened. He describes this film as “a call to shake off the creeping tyranny of Islamization.” Under 24 hour protection and relentless personal threats, Mr. Wilders cannot be silenced. Net proceeds from the afternoon will go to the Geert Wilders Legal Defense Fund.

Click Here to Register

Event Details

Thursday, October 22, 2009 Union League Club
140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19102

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. VIP Reception
12:00 p.m. Luncheon Program


 

Registration
$100 Luncheon Program with Geert Wilders
$250 VIP Reception and preferred seating
$2,500 Head table seating, VIP Reception with Mr. Wilders and special recognition

Read it here.

Random Thoughts – Geert Wilders warning to America

ProFreeOpinion.com – Deporting Millions Of Muslims May Be Necessary – Geert Wilders

Centurean2’s Weblog – Federal judges terrified of Muslim terrorism case…

Expatica.com – Dutch news in brief, Monday 28 September 2009

Klein Verzet –  Wilders’ Party of Freedom still the biggest

Alexandria – “Fitna” censored version 1 and 2

Geert Wilders At Glenn Beck show on Fox 23 Feb 2009:

Bonjour Planet Earth – Dutch mayor wants benefits cut for burqa-wearers…

Tea And Politics – Web: Turkish hacker assaults Dutch webs with messages against Wilders*

The New York Times – Artist Who Set Off Muslim Fury Visits City

DutchNews.nl – Geert Wilders’ party to boycott press bar

Limed – World News – Geert Wilders’ party to boycott press bar

Robert Spencer discusses “context” and the Quran at Geert Wilders event in Washington, DC:

An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings – Geert Wilders’ Warning To America

Islam In Europe – Commentary By Snouck – Geert Wilders: effective politician

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Flu expert denies conflict of interest

The Raw Story – Maddow mocks late night ‘Birthermercial’ airing in southern markets

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Antipas Prayer Force – Europes’s Last Stand speech by Geert Wilders – Militant Islam Monit

ProFreeOpinion.com – Geert Wilders At Glenn Beck Show On Fox 23 Feb 2009

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Press Review 30 September 2009

The DC 10 – Robert Spencer Discusses “context” And The Quran At Geert Wilders Event In Washington, Dc

The Blog Of Walker – Just a matter of perspective