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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Geert Wilders to be Prosecuted for Criticising Islam

According to NRC Handelsblad and various other sources, Dutch politician Geert Wilders will be prosecuted for 'hate speech' and incitement for his outspoken observations on Islam.

I don't wish to sound melodramatic, but this is a dark day for Western Civilisation. Since when has it been illegal to express opinions, the vast majority of which happen to be rooted in fact?

Will it now be the case that anyone who speaks out about Jihad, the more barbaric practices of Islam, or even against mass immigration and the erosion of European heritage and culture, will be dragged through the courts?

Wilders has been elected, in an alleged democracy; therefore he speaks for a section of the Dutch electorate (a section whose voice I must assume has not been listened to elsewhere).

This is an absolute outrage, but I suspect the Dutch establishment may have drawn its battle lines rather poorly; Wilders has courage, and has already braved many pitfalls to make his voice and his views heard, including death threats. If he wins, and I truly hope he does, then the Dutch government and the professional Islamic grievance racket will have suffered an embarrassing blow. If he loses, then it will set a legal precedent that is perhaps too terrible to dwell on; any critic of the government, political correctness or multiculturalism living in fear of the infamous early morning knock, so overwhelming a feature of life under tyranny.

Useful Idiot Gerard Sprong, a prominent lawyer who joined Islamic groups in pushing for Wilders' prosecution says:
"This is a happy day for all followers of Islam who do not want to be tossed on
the garbage dump of Nazism."
I am completely exasperated. Perhaps if they are afraid of the rubbish tip of Nazism, certain quarters in the Islamic world should stop stealing all the Nazis' old talking points.
Islam is a set of beliefs that someone willingly holds; why should they not be challenged, the same as any other? Can you hate or be bigoted about a belief system?

I would have thought it far more effective to simply defeat it in argument, and that's exactly what the apologists for radical Islam are afraid of; best make anyone who diagrees fear for their life, position and future.

They are the real Nazis.

I wish Mr Wilders good luck in defeating this obscene abuse of a free country's legal system, but more than that I hope this awakens a few more people from their slumber; this is unfortunately not the stuff of history books, but it is happening amongst us, as we speak.

Brave patriots like Wilders may be first, but if we don't stand in solidarity, any of us could be next.

***UPDATE*** Sign the petition in support of Mr Wilders here: http://www.petitiononline.com/wilders/petition.html

***UPDATE 2*** Wilders and his PVV party face financial ruin due to this action, even if he is not convicted. I would urge anyone who is able to go here [http://www.geertwilders.nl/] and follow the steps shown to donate to his fighting fund. Your grandchildren may just thank you one day.

2 comments:

USpace said...

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Well said! FREE Partij voor de Vrijheid! The Koran shouldn't be banned. Mein Kampf isn't a 'Holy Book', but it shouldn't be banned either, but you should be able to criticize it and the idiots who agree with it.

As many sane people know, Geert Wilders is NO racist. He is simply against out-of-control immigration; and against immigrants who won't assimilate; and the ones who beat Gays and rape non-Muslim women for not being covered up. He is also very much against the ones who kill their own daughters and sisters for their 'family honor'.
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't criticize religions

just use Christian words
substitute for Islam's words

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here's an absurd thought -
your Supreme God knew
Jesus as a pedophile

and a raping terrorist
converting slaves by the sword
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Muslims are not a 'race' anyway, they are followers of a religion/ideology and its Sharia Law. Most Muslims aren't even Arabs, which by the way, is also not a 'Race'.

But their duty is, according to their Koran, to spread Sharia law over the whole Earth. It might take 100-200 years, if they succeed.

Is that the kind of world we want for our great-grand childrens' great-grand children? A Taliban Planet? I bet not. Muslims are the biggest victims of Islam. Wilders is NOT against Muslims, he is against Islamic Fundamentalism.

We all should read the Koran, but be careful, for the Koran prohibits non-Muslims from reading it. I wonder why.

This is BIG, this is REAL BIG! SPREAD THE WORD to the world everyone! The EU Mandarins have crossed the line! If this goes to court, how much more of the public will become aware of this tyranny?
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. If there is no freedom of speech, then there can be no real freedom.

The Christians and Jews don’t riot when somebody makes fun of Christ or Jews. People must learn to be civilized, and held to account when they are not. Muslims included.

Geert Wilders is a hero spreading the painful truth. He MUST be protected!
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here's an absurd thought -
your Supreme God says
Christians are a race

who love the Jewish race
and the peaceful Buddhist race

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
Islam for everyone

submit to glorious life
slavery and servitude

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw self-defense

exposing violent crimes
shall be deemed hate speech

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
decide to change your race

just simply change religions
your religion is your race

USpace
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All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
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Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
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Help Halt Terrorism Today!
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:)
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The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

USpace:
I am in full agreement that the Koran and Mein Kampf should not be banned.

Part of the responsibility of living in a free society is being able to exist with conflicting opinions in a civilised manner.

I think it's fair to say that most normal, intelligent people see nothing of value in either book.

Sadly, although you and I know Mr Wilders is not a racist, it's come to the point where anyone who speaks out against immigration in Europe is deemed a racist.

I suppose if the authorities didn't attempt to discredit them, too many people might listen, and put 2 and 2 together with their own observations.

You're quite correct of course, Muslims are not a race. I was once myself accused of racism for criticising Islam, and spent 30 minutes, to no avail, trying to convince my opponent that I was simply doing to individual Muslims as she was doing to me - trying to dissuade someone from a set of ideas they willingly hold.