The Weekly Wilders Round-Up

15 02 2010

Alright, here we go.

We Are Angry.co.uk – GEERT WILDERS TRIAL – Crooked Judges and what we need to do

The National Review – Western Civilization on Trial

The International Civil Liberties Alliance – Support Geert Wilders in London on 5th March 2010: In support of Democracy, Free Speech and Civil Liberties

Counter-Jihad Alliance – The Peculiar Adjournment of Geert Wilders Trial …….. Perhaps a Year? – Atlas Shrugs

Blazing Cat Fur – The Much-Anticipated Death of Geert Wilders

Vlad Tepes – Western Civilization on Trial: Why We Should Be Watching Geert Wilders – and Support Geert Wilders in London on 5th March 2010: In support of Democracy, Free Speech and Civil Liberties

The Infidel Blogger’s Alliance – Geert Wilders Trial Postponed, Perhaps, For Nearly a Year

NewsReal – Pat Condell Unleashed on Geert Wilders Trial

Refugee Resettlement Watch – A short symposium on the Geert Wilders trial

The Globe and Mail [ old story ] – Tories not behind move to bar anti-war British MP, Kenney says

Robert Spencer, via Frontpage Mag – The Railroading of Geert Wilders

Daily 49er – Our View- MacDonald talks of imaginary fire, causes panic

 Conservative Beach Girl – Geert Wilders’ Trial: the trial of every man standing for freedom

Jihad Watch – Spencer: “The Geert Wilders trial ought to be an international media event”

Time Mag – Anti-Muslim Dutch Lawmaker’s Trial Tests Freedom of Speech

NRC Handelsblad – In spite of numbers, Dutch Muslims are political non-entity

Barrel Strength – National Post on Geert Wilders: What a disgrace!

Global Arab Network – Political Garment – French Burqa Ban, Culture Clash Unveiled

IsraelNationalNews.com – Geert Wilders to INN: “Traditional European Freedom at Stake”:

By Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) Geert Wilders, of the PVV (Party for Freedom) in the Netherlands, is on trial in his native Holland, charged with five counts of discrimination against Muslims and similar offenses. He says that it’s not he who’s on trial, but his “freedom of speech” – and that at stake are traditional European freedoms.

In an exclusive interview with IsraelNationalRadio’s Yishai Fleisher on Monday, Wilders said, “I’m fighting for one thing: the preservation of our culture, which is based on Christianity, Judaism and humanism – and not on Islam… While Islamization of our society grows, the political elite looks in the other direction and ignores the real problem, namely, the impending loss of our freedom. I am fighting not against Moslems, but against the influx of a totalitarian ideology called Islam.”

Click here to hear the full interview

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Asked if he has been cited for generalizing about Moslems, Wilders responded that he does not talk about Muslims per se: “I know the majority of Muslims are not terrorists, but are rather law-abiding citizens. Islam is the problem; in Islam, there is no room for anything else but Islam, and therefore at the end of the day, we will lose everything that we stand for. I’ve visited almost every Islamic country, and I know that wherever Islam is dominant, there is one common denominator, and that is a loss of freedom, especially for Jews, women, non-Muslims, etc. We have to stand up and say that whoever wants to replace our ideology and culture with Islam is not welcome to stay.”

 

Read the rest here.

Vlad Tepes – Bruce Bawer interviews Geert Wilders

Robert Spencer, via NewsReal – Spencer: “The Geert Wilders trial ought to be an international media event”

Assyrian International News Agency – Western Civilization on Trial

Netherlands Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada – News about the Wilders court case

Blazing Cat Fur – Let the Dutch Consul know how you feel about Geert Wilders – and Geert Wilders to INN: “Traditional European Freedom at Stake”

Human Rights Service – An interview with Geert Wilders

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Dutch cabinet responds to Iraq war report

The Christian Messenger – Dutch MP to screen anti-Koran movie in the Lords

The Jawa Report – “Ivy” Muslims Hold Conference

Pajamas Media – The Geert Wilders Show Trial: Only Three of Eighteen Witnesses Allowed

Rick’s Cafe American – Geert Wilders to INN: “Traditional European Freedom at Stake” – Politics & Gov’t – Israel News – Israel National News

Scarlett’s Common Sense – The Geert Wilders’ Show Trial: Only Three of Eighteen Witnesses Allowed

Assyrian International News Agency – The Crooked Judges of Amsterdam

The Miss Marprelate Tracts – Geert Wilders Summons

Mark Steyn, in NRO’s The Corner – Celebrate Conformity 

Always On Watch: Semper Vigilens – The Trial Of Geert Wilders (Bumped)

Right Side News – Cambridge University of Whimpering Cowardice

Big  Journalism – Evening Thread: Is It All Over for Free Speech in the Western Democracies?

Robert Spencer, for Human Events – Geert Wilders and the Death of Free Speech

LaurenceJarvikOnline – Geert Wilders Prosecution Yields Dutch PvdV Opinion Poll Gains:

It seems that the more Dutch authorities pick on Geert Wilders, the more popular he becomes with the Dutch population, according to Angus Reid’s Global Opinion Polls.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The far-right Party for Freedom (PvdV) has once more become the most popular party in the Netherlands, according to a poll by Maurice de Hond. A prospective tally of seats shows that the PvdV would win 27 mandates in the next legislative election, up two since early January.
The ruling Christian-Democratic Appeal (CDA) is in second place with 24 seats—down three in less than a month. The Democrats 66 (D66) and the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) are tied for third place with 22 mandates, followed by the Labour Party (PvdA) with 16, the Socialist Party (SP) with 14, and the Green Left (GL) with 13. Support is lower for the Christian Union (CU), the Party for the Animals (PvdD), the Reformed Political Party (SGP), and Proud of the Netherlands (ToN).

Dutch voters renewed the Second Chamber in November 2006. The CDA—led by current minister president Jan Peter Balkenende—secured 41 out of 150 seats. In February 2007, a coalition encompassing the CDA, the PvdA of Wouter Bos, and the CU of Andre Rouvouet was assembled.

In June 2009, the PvdV won four of the 25 Dutch seats in the European Parliament

The PvdV has recently gained notoriety due to Geert Wilders, its controversial leader. In 2008, Wilders released a movie titled Fitna depicting Islam as a violent religion, and comparing the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”. In January 2009, an Amsterdam court ordered prosecutors to call Wilders to trial for inciting hatred. Wilders has called the decision an “attack on public debate.”

Read it here.

Pajamas Media – Who Is Behind the Persecution of Geert Wilders?

Infidel Blogger’s Alliance – Bruce Bawer Interviews Geert Wilders

Jihad Watch – Spencer: Geert Wilders and the Death of Free Speech – and Spencer: The Railroading of Geert Wilders

Israel Matzav – Bruce Bawer interviews Geert Wilders

Human Events – Time is Up to Stop Iran’s Nuclear Bomb

The Jewish Press – ‘We Need To Put The Spirit Back Into The People’: An Interview with Arutz Sheva’s Yishai Fleisher

Al Fin – Geert Wilders Interviewed in Netherlands Court: Bruce Bawer

Hall Of Power – Dutch Redefine Freedom Of Speech

Muslim Media Network – Open Letter to Islamophobe Dutch MP Geert Wilders

De Volksrant – Wilders manipuleert Koranteksten

Take Our Country Back – Geert Wilders Trial: Deceptive Commentary

GayandRight – Bruce Bawer interviews Geert Wilders

Islam In Europe – Netherlands: Geert Wilders trial:

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Six Dutch Islam and Koran scholars wrote a letter to the court

(NL). The six scholars are Prof. Fred Leemhuis, Prof. Jan Michiel Otto, Prof. Gerard Wiegers, Prof. Pieter Sjoerd, Prof. Ruud Peters and Dr. Marlies ter Borg.
I will not translate it all, but I’ll try to bring the main points:

The Koran has violent passages, but so does the Bible. Muslims suffer more than the West from Islamic terrorism.

Wilders claims that the Koran is a violent book and that religious Muslims only act based on the Kora, therefore it’s impossible to practice Islam in the Netherlands. Wilders compares the Koran to Mein Kampf, but Mein Kampf only calls for war and for the elimination of Jews, while the Koran includes calls for peace and reconciliation.

Wildesr brings only half quotes, which ignore those aspects of the Koran. He takes verses which talk about war and applies them to day-to-day life. Moderate Muslims use such passages to base their peaceful world view. such Muslims do exist and participate in life in the Netherlands.

Religion is a whole composed of values, norms and writings. It is preached and followed by people. Violence is something which people do, not a religion. Therefore, a religion cannot be violent or peaceful. By calling a religion ‘violent’ you are actually calling its believers violent.

According to the six scholars, history shows that Islam is not more violent than Christianity. And the battles between Christians and Muslims caused far less suffering than the internal battles in both Christianity and Islam.

Both religions are past the time when religion was being spread by the sword. Extremists who do think so are an exception and are not representative of Islam.

Read the rest here.

Hoeiboei – Dag 2 van het proces tegen Geert Wilders

Small Dead Animals – Cutting-edge editorial policy

Salim Mansur, in the Toronto Sun – Anti-Semitism widespread in Muslim world

DutchNews.nl – Wilders’ freedom clones spring up:

Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam party Partij voor de Vrijheid has spawned a number of local clones in the local elections, the AD reports on Thursday.

The PVV is only taking part in the March 3 local votes in Almere and the Hague. But several new parties are using the word free (vrij) or freedom in their name hoping to cash in on Wilders’ popularity, the paper says.

For example, in the small town of Spakenburg near Utrecht, the Spakenburgse Vrijheid Partij is campaigning ‘to keep Western culture’.

Read the rest here.

Counter-Jihad Alliance – FEBRUARY Unreal: Obama’s National Defense Review Ignores Iran and Islam in Favor ON THE ICLA COUNTERJIHAD CALENDAR IS: FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT DAY…….

Murray’s Capitol Hill Updates – February 12, 2010 – Washington, DC

Rick’s Cafe American – Israel Matzav: Bruce Bawer interviews Geert Wilders

Sundered_dark – Amsterdam: hash, hoes, and heresy? Also doctrine, again ( long, gets interesting I promise )

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Temple waives security fee for Islam critic’s speech

Center For Inquiry – The Geert Wilders Trial

Pajamas Media – Vive la France! Where Europeans Take Women’s Equality Seriously

Tundra Tabloids – FEBRUARY 12TH ON THE ICLA COUNTERJIHAD CALENDAR IS: FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT DAY…….

The Redwing Report – Geert Wilders on trial – for offending Muslims

Dumpert.nl – Crooked judges of Amsterdam

EuropeNews – Vive la France! Where Europeans Take Women’s Equality Seriously – and The Geert Wilders trial ought to be an international media event

Xanthippa’s Chamberpot – Pat Condell: when the truth is illegal….

The International Civil Liberties Alliance – Gates of Vienna’s Coverage of the Geert Wilders Show Trial

Netherlands Today – Bruce Bawer Interiews Geert Wilders « Defend Geert Wilders

The Lynch Mob – The Lynch List, 11-Feb-2010

The Lesbian Conservative – Conservative Activism On Campus

Klein Verzet – On the Murder of Geert Wilders

The International Civil Liberties Alliance – Geert Wilders en totalitaire islam

Big Journalism – Overnight Thread: Pat Condell on Geert Wilders, the Netherlands, and the Death of Free Speech

Scarlett’s Common Sense – Geert Wilders: on trial for telling the truth

Mike Adkins.com – The crooked judges of Amsterdam

Truth and Common Sense – The curious case of Geert Wilders. How government condemns speech. Coming soon to a nation near you, real near.

Andrew Bostom – Geert Wilders and Totalitarian Islam

Mark Steyn at SteynOnline – THE NEXT STAGE

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2 responses

18 02 2010
JBSERBIST

I sent € 20 to Geert Wilders a few months ago to help his movement.
I did not receive any acknowledment or thanks. So he can go to hell!

18 02 2010
walker morrow

Seriously?

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