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Saturday, 13 June 2009

The Smear Campaign Against Geert Wilders Continues

The Dutch establishment is apparently still reeling from Geert Wilders' victory in the European elections, in which his party took 17% of the vote and became the second largest in the Netherlands.

René Danen, the head of the Dutch anti-racist group Nederland Bekent Kleur, says it is time to stop describing Wilders and Partij voor de Vrijheid as merely 'populist' and face the 'truth' - it has all the hallmarks of a racist, extreme Right-wing party.

'The PVV wants to close the borders to people who belong to one particular religion, and ban the houses of worship and schools for one population group,' Danen wrote in an article.

'Wilders once told De Limburger newspaper that he wants to 'tear down the mosques'. He told HP/De Tijd newsweekly that 'it is okay for the Netherlands to have Jewish and Christian school but not Islamic schools'. In other words: pure discrimination,' Danen said.

Wilders is also anti-democratic, Danen argues, pointing out that he is the only member of the PVV. 'PVV MPs are not elected by the party but appointed by Wilders himself. The PVV meets behind closed doors in meetings where no one has the right to vote. So the main defining characteristics of an extreme-right party - nationalist, anti-democratic and racist - are all found in the PVV,' Danen says.

Now, if any of this were true, one could perhaps argue that Wilders wished to make the Netherlands as Islamic as possible in its single-minded hatred and intolerance of any other view point.

Despite the outright lies, Danen predictably misses several key points; firstly, most political parties have selection processes which are only open to certain people.

Even if party members are allowed to vote, it could be argued that is not democratic - not as we understand the term (one person, one vote) in any case.

Secondly, the PVV advocates tighter border control, but I was under the impression they favoured a halt to all mass immigration as they struggle to absorb those already in the Netherlands. It just so happens that the vast majority of Third World immigrants to Holland are Muslim.

The problem is that if these slurs stick (as they are designed to), the PVV will face a 'cordon sanitaire', one of the main problems in PR systems.

This means they will be able to find a willing coalition partner to form the government even if they are overwhelmingly the largest party.

The word 'racist' has become so meaningless now that it is only fit to be used as a smear and slur, an accusation akin to witchcraft in days gone by - one is very much guilty unless he can prove otherwise.

Another man was smearing Wilders this week - hate preacher Mohamed Rabbae, based in the Netherlands.

Here we get to see a little bit of Islamic democracy in action; according to Rabbae, Wilders is not to be congratulated on his victory (as he was by other Dutch parliamentarians from across the political spectrum). He is to be 'destroyed'.

The cleric, who often directs his ire against gays and Jews addressed Dutch voters from Washington,comparing people who voted for Wilders to Muslim fundamentalists:

1. Wilders should be exposed as disastrous racist. In other words: a complete cordon sanitaire, both at national and provincial and municipal level. Exclude racists. 2. The Wilders-voters should stop whining about 'the young Moroccans who and robbed a bus driver and repent. To them Rabbae would say: "There are people within the Muslim community who have said and done the wrong things to you, which will decline as Muslims become less of a minority. We target this behaviour here and there during confrontational internal discussions that you do not experience. " In other words: everything is good, but if it isn't you must not notice - or you are a racist.

Is it not curious that the Leftist and the radical Muslim are in effect calling for the same thing? The death of democracy in the Netherlands and ignoring anyone who is against or wary of the multicultural agenda which pushes mass immigration.

These slurs against Wilders must be fought - we must play these people at their own game.


IftikharA said...

Muslim parents teach their children to respect their teachers. From a very young age, we are taught that Islam teaches us that after our parents, our teachers are most deserving of respect.
It must be an extremely confusing time for the Muslim parent in Leytonstone, London. For up to 30 parents may face prosecution for withdrawing their children from school, disobeying the teachers in the school, simply to secure a decent moral upbringing for their children. The school had decided to have a week of lessons about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. Part of this was a special adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet retitled Romeo and Julian as well as fairytales and stories changed to show men falling in love with men. Rather than filling the heads of impressionable boys and girls with fatuous drivel about gay penguins, schools should be ashamed of the fact that they are sending children out into the world barely able to read, write and add up properly. Muslim children are leaving schools without learning their cultural roots and linguistic skills.

The action was being taken against the parents as part of a policy of ' promoting tolerance'. So why not tolerate parents, who, for sincerely-held reasons, consider their children too young to be taught about gay relationships? This isn't education, its cultural fascism. A record numbers of pupils persistently played truant in 2006-07, with around 272,950 pupils persistently absent in 2007, missing more than 20% of school. We rarely see councils prosecute the parents of these persistent truants. Yet, the parents who removed their children as a one-off to protect their morality may be prosecuted!

If the local council does decide to go through with a prosecution, it would be in line with the government's approach to the Muslim community. Muslims who believe homosexuality is a sin would be labelled as extremists. Liberal totalitarianism is a growing phenomenon in Britain and the west in general but many people will be shocked that the school can override a parent's view of what's appropriate or inappropriate to teach their children.

This latest episode should be a wakeup call for Muslim parents. Muslim parents MUST explain our moral standards to schools and be prepared to take steps to protect our children’s morals and values from a growing agenda to impose liberal values upon them. This is an eye opening for those Muslim parents who keep on sending their children to state schools to be mis-educated and de-educated by non-Muslim monolingual teachers.

The solution of all the problems facing Muslim children is state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers. Those state schools where Muslim children are in majority may be designated as Muslim community schools. Bilingual Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods.
Iftikhar Ahmad

Anonymous said...

Iftikhar is a pain in the butt - he regularly spams sites with his drivel then is never seen again to answer replies until the next time he pontificates uselessly and boringly.

'Bilingual Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods.' -- Why? Neither Germany nor any of the other (many) countries he rails about are Muslim countries. He should get over himself.