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The Norway Massacre and Europe’s War on Free Speech

Posted by paulipoldie on July 31, 2011

by Soeren Kern
July 28, 2011

Media outlets in Europe and the United States are accusing Western critics of Islam and multiculturalism of complicity in the mass killing of more than 70 people in Norway. The attempt to exploit this crime for political gain is not just a case of malicious opportunism. It also represents the latest and most unsavoury salvo in the long-running war on free speech in Europe.

Anders Behring Breivik, a deranged Norwegian accused of bombing government buildings in Oslo and then killing scores of young people during a 90-minute shooting rampage on a nearby camping island called Utoya, published a 1,500-page manifesto in which he vents his anger at the direction in which mostly leftwing elites in Norway and elsewhere in Europe are leading his country and the continent as a whole.

As it turns out, parts of the manifesto include cut-and-pasted blog posts from European and American analysts and writers who for years have been educating the general public about the destructive effects of multiculturalism and runaway Muslim immigration. By dint of duplicitous logic, these analysts and writers are now the victims of a smear campaign: multiculturalists are accusing them of inciting Breivik to murder.

These same analysts have, of course, been a constant bane on an unaccountable European elite determined to foist its post-modern, post-nationalist and post-Christian multicultural agenda on a sceptical European citizenry.

Unwilling to countenance opposition, these self-appointed guardians of European political correctness have laboured to silence public discussion about issues such as the rise of Islam in Europe and/or the failure of millions of Muslim immigrants to integrate into European society.

The primary weapon in this war on free speech has been lawfare: the malicious use of European courts to criminalize criticism of Islam.

Prosecutions of so-called anti-Islam hate speech are now commonplace in Europe. Some of the more well-known efforts to silence debate about Islam in Europe have involved high-profile individuals like Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, and Brigitte Bardot, a French animal rights activist.

Other recent assaults on free speech in Europe include the show trials of: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a housewife in Austria, Susanne Winter, a politician in Austria, Lars Hedegaard, a journalist in Denmark, Jesper Langballe, a politician in Denmark, Jussi Kristian Halla-aho, a politician in Finland, Michel Houellebecq, a novelist in France, Gregorius Nekschot, the pseudonym of a cartoonist in the Netherlands, and the late Oriana Fallaci, a journalist and author in Italy.

In other cases, physical violence has been the preferred method of silencing contrary views of Islam in Europe. In 2002, for example, Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was assassinated for his views on Muslim immigration, and in 2004, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was stabbed to death for producing a movie that criticized Islam. In 2010, Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard narrowly escaped being assassinated by an axe-wielding Muslim extremist in Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city.

Many theories attempt to explain the rise of multiculturalism in Europe. Among these is the idea that European elites, determined to prevent a repeat of the carnage of the Second World War, embraced multiculturalism as a tool to try to dilute or even eliminate the national ethnic, religious and or/cultural identities that contributed to centuries of violence in Europe.

But in recent years, the secular purveyors of European multiculturalism have moved far beyond their initial objective of creating an American-style “melting pot.” European socialists now view multiculturalism as a means to eliminate the entire Judeo-Christian worldview. This is certainly the case in Spain, where socialists have joined arms with Islam in a “Red-Green Alliance” to confront a common enemy, Christianity, as represented, in this case, by the Roman Catholic Church.

To be sure, decades of multiculturalism and Muslim immigration have already transformed Europe in ways unimaginable only a few decades ago. In Britain, for example, Muslims currently are campaigning to turn twelve British cities — including what they call “Londonistan” — into independent Islamic states. The so-called Islamic Emirates would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic Sharia law and operate entirely outside British jurisprudence. More than 80 Sharia courts are already operating in the country. At the same time, Mohammed is now the most common name for baby boys.

In France, large swaths of Muslim neighbourhoods are now considered “no-go” zones by French police. At last count, there are 751 Sensitive Urban Zones (Zones Urbaines Sensibles, ZUS), as they are euphemistically called. An estimated 5 million Muslims live in the ZUS, parts of France over which the French state has lost control.

In Germany, anti-Semitism (which is often disguised as anti-Zionism), has reached levels not seen since the Second World War. An April 2011 report, for example, found that 47.7% of Germans believe “Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians,” and nearly 50% of Germans believe “Jews try to take advantage of having been victims of the Nazi era.”

In Norway, large sections of Oslo are being turned into Muslim enclaves subject to Sharia law and to the dictates of local imams. The citizens of Oslo are also struggling to cope with an epidemic of rapes. According to recent statistics, 100% of aggravated sexual assaults which resulted in rapes over the past three years were carried out by Muslim immigrants. Norwegians are now trying to deal with the large-scale torching of automobiles, which, as in France, is being attributed to Muslim youth.

In a Wall Street Journal essay titled “Inside the Mind of the Oslo Murderer,” Bruce Bawer, an American analyst who lives in Oslo, writes: “Norway, like the rest of Europe, is in serious trouble. Millions of European Muslims live in rigidly patriarchal families in rapidly growing enclaves where women are second-class citizens, and where non-Muslims dare not venture. Surveys show that an unsettling percentage of Muslims in Europe reject Western values, despise the countries they live in, support the execution of homosexuals, and want to replace democracy with Sharia law. (According to a poll conducted by the Telegraph, 40% of British Muslims want Sharia implemented in predominantly Muslim parts of the United Kingdom.)”

Bawer describes Norway as a country that stands out for its refusal to confront any of the real dangers posed by Islamic radicalism. He also says the failure of mainstream political leaders to responsibly address the challenges posed by Muslim immigration has contributed to the emergence of extremists like Breivik. Pressure cookers without a safety valve eventually will explode.

Bawer writes: “In bombing those government buildings and hunting down those campers, Breivik was not taking out people randomly. He considered the Labour Party, Norway’s dominant party since World War II, responsible for policies that are leading to the Islamization of Europe — and thus guilty of treason. The Oslo bombing was intended to be an execution of the party’s current leaders. The massacre at the camp — where young would-be politicians gathered to hear speeches by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland — was meant to destroy its next generation of leaders.”

The question remains: in the aftermath of the attack, will the Norwegian left rethink its non-interventionist approach to Islam and Muslim immigration? In a number of other European countries, governments on the center-right have been doing an about-face on multiculturalism.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have all declared in recent months that multiculturalism has failed. In June, the Dutch government announced it would abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands. In Spain, the conservative Popular Party, which is widely expected to win the next general election, has promised to enact new measures that will require all immigrants to learn the Spanish language to obtain residency permits.

Some analysts say these measures are too little too late. But one thing seems clear: European multiculturalists are feeling some unfamiliar political heat. After decades of high-handed stifling of debate, the gradual unravelling of multiculturalism in Europe explains the obsessive zeal with which many are exploiting the Norwegian tragedy.

By falsely accusing conservatives of complicity in a crime in which they had no part, multiculturalists are seeking to delegitimize and silence criticism of their social re-engineering scheme. But they are unlikely to succeed as the consequences of their worldview are becoming clear for all to see.

Hudson NY

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Pat Condell: Violence is not the answer

Posted by paulipoldie on July 31, 2011

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Melanie Phillips: Fanaticism, mass murder and the left

Posted by paulipoldie on July 30, 2011

http://melaniephillips.com/fanaticism-mass-murder-and-the-left

Melanie Phillips: Fanaticism, mass murder and the left
26 July 2011

In the wake of the Norway atrocity and the reaction it has generated, I have
been thinking some more about hatred, fanaticism and moral confusion.

This shouldn’t need saying, but it does: there can be no excuse,
justification or rationale whatsoever for the atrocity perpetrated by Anders
Behring Breivik. The reason it unfortunately needs saying is that I have
been reading too many weaselly equivocations about this, along the lines of
‘Yes, it was indeed a most terrible atrocity and one’s heart bleeds for
those poor victims; but Norway’s politics towards Israel do stink/Norway’s
Labour Party stinks/Quisling’s country, say no more/the Islamisation of
Europe stinks/it was only a matter of time before someone was provoked by
the railroading of public opinion into doing something like this’.

No, no, no! Any variety of such ‘yes-buttery’ inescapably makes some kind of
excuse for the atrocity, however dressed up it may be in suitably pious
expressions of horror. There is never any justification for mass murder.
None. Any concerns about the Norwegian ambassador to Israel’s disgusting
comments or European Islamisation or anything else are a totally separate
matter and must be addressed through the democratic process of argument,
persuasion and public debate.

Not only can mass murder never be excused, but the notion that ‘it was only
a matter of time before someone was provoked into doing something like this’
is itself as nonsensical as it is obscene. Yes, there are a lot of people in
Europe who are angry — very angry indeed — about a whole host of things.
Some of them are decent people who are boiling with rage at being
disenfranchised by an entire political class which seems determined to
destroy their civilisation. Some of them have deeply unpleasant or racist
views about some of their fellow human beings. Some of them are so angry
they may join political groupings which resort on occasion to thuggery and
hooliganism (the BNP, EDL or the anti-globalisation riots all come to mind).
But violent as some of their behaviour may be, they would not travel to a
youth camp, invite the teenagers to gather round and then open fire on them
all with dum-dum bullets.

The suggestion that Breivik’s behaviour resulted from political rage – let
alone from reading thinkers such as John Locke, John Stuart Mill or Winston
Churchill – is frankly itself an opinion in need of treatment. The man is
either in the grip of a psychosis or he is a psychopath – in other words, a
grossly abnormal personality incapable of human feelings of empathy (my
money is on the latter). What he himself says about his own opinions or
state of mind therefore does not bear examination. Yet throughout the west,
apparently intelligent people have been not only ascribing to him rational
thought processes but have been poring over his own words to extract clues
about what made him do this. Repeat after me very slowly: Breivik did not
murder dozens of teenagers because he was ideologically opposed to cultural
Marxism; he mowed them down because he was grossly mentally abnormal.

In the Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens makes a useful point – and also
explains why the frenzy of demonisation being directed at writers and
thinkers who were name-checked in Breivik’s ‘manifesto’ is quite so vile, as
well as deeply stupid. Observing that Breivik was neither Christian nor
conservative but intended to detonate an apocalypse, Stephens writes about
this particular pathology:

What it is is millennarian: the belief that all manner of redemptive
possibilities lie on just the other side of a crucible of unspeakable chaos
and suffering. At his arrest, Breivik called his acts ‘atrocious but
necessary.’ Stalin and other Marxists so despised by Breivik might have said
the same thing about party purges or the liquidation of the kulaks.

These are the politics that have largely defined our age and which
conservatives have, for the most part, been foremost in opposing. To attempt
to tar them with Breivik’s name is worse than a slur; it’s a concession to a
killer with pretensions of intellectual sophistication. And it’s a
misunderstanding of what he was all about.

Indeed. That’s why the relationship between even ultra-nationalistic
thinking and acts of terror is very different indeed from the relationship
between Islamist radicalism and Islamic acts of terror. The former is
characterised by terrorism perpetrated in pursuit of discrete and limited
aims. The latter aims to effect an apocalypse in order to bring about the
perfection of the world. The former may be appalling in its effects but is
nevertheless fundamentally rational since its goal, however noxious, is
achievable. The latter is fundamentally irrational since its goal is a
utopian fantasy. Consequently those who are in the grip of millenarian
apocalyptic fantasies tend to be lunatics or psychopaths; and so it is as
ridiculous to ascribe the pathologically murderous behaviour of Breivik to
political rage as it would be to do so in the case of Stalin, Hitler or
Ahmadinejad.

There is however yet another aspect of the millenarian mindset which should
not be overlooked. In my book The World Turned Upside Down: The Global
Battle over God, Truth and Power I consider at some length the millenarian
fantasies not just of modern-day Islamists but also of the modern left. (I
owe a debt of gratitude to Professor Richard Landes, who generously talked
me through millenarian theories when I was writing my book some two years
ago and whose own magnificent book on the subject, Heaven on Earth: The
Varieties of Millennial Experience, has just been published.)

All the totemic creeds of today’s ‘progressive’ classes  —
environmentalism, egalitarianism, multiculturalism, anti-Zionism and so on
— are millenarian, in that they all posit in their different ways the
perfection of the world (just like, in their time, the Inquisition,
Stalinism and fascism).

Consequently, today’s militantly secular leftists display some astonishing
similarities to both modern-day Islamists and medieval Christian fanatics.
There is the same belief in the Revealed Truth – Revealed, that is, to them
alone – from which no-one is permitted to dissent. Anyone who denies it is a
heretic and has to be destroyed. Because the left believes it embodies
virtue — on account of its desire to perfect the world – anyone who
dissents or opposes it is evil. Because it is Manichean, all who are not
left-wing are right-wing (even if they are in fact liberal). So all who
oppose the left are evil right-wingers who must be destroyed. That to
leftists is a moral project.

They are therefore in effect a modern secular Inquisition. They are in the
same mould as the religious and political totalitarian tyrannies of the
past; they make in this respect common cause with the Islamists whose agenda
poses a mortal threat to their own lives and liberties and most cherished
beliefs; and they share the characteristic of a closed thought system which
is totally impervious to reason and destroys all who challenge it with the
monsters of history and Anders Behring Breivik.

That is surely why the left seized upon the Norway atrocity with demented
joy and detonated a terrifying eruption of distortion and demonisation,
irrationality, hatred and sheer blood-lust as it saw in the ravings of
Anders Behring Breivik the mother and father of all smears which it could
use to crush those who refuse to surrender to cultural totalitarianism.  So
those of us who fight for life, liberty and western civilisation against
their enemies found ourselves – and by implication, the many millions who
share these mainstream views – grotesquely damned as accessories to mass
murder by those who actually cheer on religious fascists and genocidal
madmen and who are set upon silencing all who resist.

The appalling actions of a Norwegian psychopath tell us next to nothing
about our society. But the reaction to that atrocity tells us a great deal
more.

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Bat Ye’or: On Geert Wilders’s Acquittal

Posted by paulipoldie on July 5, 2011

http://www.hudson-ny.org/2239/on-geert-wilders-acquittal

On Geert Wilders’s Acquittal
by Bat Ye’or
July 5, 2011 at 5:00 am

The acquittal of Geert Wilders has deeper meanings for Europe’s future than
it appears at first glance. As Geert Wilders said: it is a victory for
truth. But what does truth mean in international policy? Do we not see that
in Eurabia the words ‘justice and peace’ are travesties for submission to
injustice and terrorism? Here one needs to know the extensive system of lies
spread at every political and cultural level in Eurabia, to understand the
Copernican revolution achieved by Geert Wilders. A victory performed by a
single unarmed man, constantly threatened by death and whose only defence
was his courageous and unbending commitment to say the truth. A truth buried
by the whole Eurabian transnational and international system created since
the 1970s.

Imposed on Europeans by controlling networks such a system emanates from the
European Commission whose masters are no other than the political leaders of
the European governments. The EU, a mastodon Kafkaesque structure, consuming
astronomical sums, often enables European leaders to implement an
authoritarian policy escaping people’s awareness. Rivalries for power,
ambitions, ideology, oppose Eurocrats to those they disdainfully call
“racist, populist, xenophobic” opponents to their globalist Islamophile
ideology. Yet there is more than usual policy into these clashes. There is
what Wilders calls: the truth, a human moral element.

To understand the tremendous revolution achieved by Geert Wilders, one has
to realise that the foundational stone of the Eurabian mind consist of two
principles stated in article 22 of the 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human
Rights in Islam:

a. Everyone shall have the right to express his opinion freely in such
manner as would not be contrary to the principles of the Shari’a.

b. Everyone shall have the right to advocate what is right, and
propagate what is good, and warn against what is wrong and evil according to
the norms of Islamic Shari’a.

Europe, while claiming to defend human rights has, in effect, adopted these
principles and obeys a fundamental law of dhimmitude: dhimmis are forbidden
on pain of death to propagate ideas considered hostile to Islam. Qadi ‘Iyad
(d. 1149), the famous Andalusian Imam, prolific author and scholar,
described explicitly blasphemy. It consists in cursing Muhammad, blaming him
or attributing imperfection to him, to his religion, whether in the form of
a curse, contempt or belittling him or maligning him. He stated that any Jew
or Christian who reviled the Prophet should be beheaded or burned, unless he
converts. Under the pressure of the Organization of the Islamic Conference,
Eurabia has adopted these Islamic blasphemy rules.

The dhimmi attitude that has developed among European intellectuals,
politicians, and the clergy requires the Western public to conform to one of
the basic rules of dhimmitude: the express prohibition on Christians and
Jews to criticize Islamic history and doctrine. This means that shari’a law
has been imposed on Europeans by their own dhimmi leaders in their outreach
to Islam. No wonder that since the 1970s Eurocrats censor any criticism of
jihad and incriminate Israel’s right to exist as an aggression, triggering
wars and terrorism. The denial of the jihadist current trend by Europe, its
compliance to shari’a laws by prosecuting and punishing its own citizens for
criticizing them, constitute the basic issues of Wilders trial. By exposing
them, he has overturned EU’s policy.

In this tremendous fight for truth, Wilders is not alone. Many sacrificed
their position and reputation, many despaired such as the sociologist
Jacques Ellul (d. 1994) who saw the return of Nazism in a machinery
disguising its Fascist authoritarianism and antisemitism with the words
‘peace, justice, love, human rights’.

Can Wilders and his courageous supporters – each fighting in his own country
against their dhimmi leaders – succeed in bringing some morality into a
sordid policy of lies, corruption, hate and cowardice? Or could this success
for truth be just a moment of light and hope before being crushed? Will
Muslims themselves take this opportunity offered by the sacrifices of
Wilders and the young anti-racist militants for freedom of speech, to ponder
upon their own history of a long genocidal jihad over four continents with
its trail of enslavement and dispossession of people? We are waiting to hear
them acknowledging that jihadist ideology is criminal and that dhimmitude is
a dehumanising oppression.

Now, the world sees the fanatical and revolting persecution of Copts and
other Christians in Islamic countries, and the jihadist genocidal hatred
against Israel. And Now, Jews, Christians, Hindus and others victims of
Islamic wars, who suffered dispossession, apartheid, deportations,
humiliations, child abductions – crimes perpetrated altogether within the
context of dhimmitude – are hoping for a reconciliation that can only come
with Muslim acknowledgement of a criminal supremacist ideology and its
rejection.

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Germany on the Brink

Posted by paulipoldie on June 8, 2011

In Stuttgart, Germany, last week, violent Leftist and Islamic supremacist demonstrators violently menaced anti-jihad activists – giving a sobering picture of where Germany, Europe, and the U.S. as well are headed if we don’t stand up and resolutely defend our freedom now.

 

Thursday afternoon I spoke in Stuttgart at the invitation of the human rights group Pax Europa. The event was well advertised, and so the thuggish Leftist/Islamic supremacist alliance mobilized and was out in full force.

 

About a thousand protesters from the frequently violent hard-Left Antifa group showed up, along with around 500 German riot police. “Antifa” stands for “Anti-fascism,” but if any fascism was on display, it was from the “anti-fascists,” who did their best to destroy the Pax Europa event. They were menacing people, starting fights, banging drums, blowing whistles, and chanting Leftist and Communist agitprop slogans. One young man from Antifa came up to me as I was standing right in front of a line of German police and said, “You’re lucky there are so many police here today.” He was not expressing solidarity.

 

Pax Europa had planned a full program featuring Middle Eastern Christian musicians, a Coptic Christian activist, and others, so as to highlight the hollowness of the Islamic supremacist narrative of Muslim victimhood and anti-jihadist racism. But the police ordered the Pax Europa organizers to drastically reduce the scope of their event. Everyone was restricted to ten minutes only. Several participants opted not to appear, in light of the manifest danger. Antifa people were attacking supporters of Pax Europa. I saw several individuals being chased by rabid Leftist gangs. At least one man went to the hospital.

 

The police used loudspeakers to call on Antifa twice to disperse, as Pax Europa had lawfully reserved the space for their event. The Antifa people responded only by moving forward, chanting slogans, banging their drums, and holding aloft the usual Leftist kitsch — Che Guevara, the hammer and sickle, the Palestinian flag, signs denouncing Islamophobia, etc. The police moved them back a bit but did not ask them again to disperse, and allowed the Pax Europa event to begin.

 

It was an incredible din. We had loudspeakers that appeared to be able to reach the considerable crowd behind the protesters, but the Antifa thugs did all they could to drown us out: the drums got louder, the vuvuzelas came out, they were blowing whistles, and of course they were screaming and yelling. They also started throwing things: bottles, ice eggs, excrement and more. One bottle narrowly missed the Coptic activist’s head and crashed onto the stage — other bottles crashed at our feet. Several speakers were hit with eggs. The manure they threw was all over the stage floor.

 

It was like looking into the pit of hell. Here were young people passionately committed to their cause and believing it to be that of justice and freedom, and they are eager and willing useful idiots for the most radically intolerant ideology on the planet. So when my turn came to speak, I addressed them, and told them just that. I told them they wouldn’t like what happened to them when their friends took power, but by then it would be too late for them.

 

The menace continued. Antifa burned the truck belonging to the company that set up the stage for Pax Europa’s Thursday rally. Friday night they found out the hotel that the courageous anti-jihad politician René Stadtkewitz was planning to stay in when he came to Stuttgart to announce the founding of the local branch of his new Freedom Party; they reportedly broke the hotel’s windows and painted threatening messages on its walls. Also yesterday, I spoke to a Pax Europa meeting at a location in Stuttgart; Antifa thugs found out the location after the meeting had ended, and stormed and surrounded the place. Thirty-six were arrested.

 

But it is not too late for Europe. I spoke at Stadtkewitz’s Freedom Party event on Sunday, and found a crowd made all the more resolute and determined by the violent intimidation to which they had been subjected. They realize that freedom hangs in the balance today in Germany, and in Europe and the U.S. as well, and they’re prepared to take a stand.

 

That was a great source of hope. Saturday morning I had the great honor of meeting with Susanne Zeller-Hirzel, one of the last surviving members of the White Rose, the nonviolent resistance movement that worked against Hitler’s regime in Nazi Germany in 1942 and 1943. We discussed numerous parallels between the Nazi era in Germany and the advance of Islamic supremacism today — as we saw in Stuttgart Thursday, Nazis and Islamic supremacists are remarkably similar in their taste for using force to shut down opponents they can’t out-argue.

 

It’s time for the White Rose to flower again in Germany. And as Islamic supremacism continues to advance in the U.S. also, we are not far behind.

Mr. Spencer is director of Jihad Watch and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The Truth About Muhammad, Stealth Jihad and The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran (all from Regnery-a HUMAN EVENTS sister company).

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Stuttgart-Augenzeuge: Kein Schutz durch Polizei

Posted by paulipoldie on June 6, 2011

Ich habe große Sorge…

Das Neue Deutschland

“Der neue Faschismus wird nicht sagen: ‘Ich bin der Faschismus”
Er wird sagen: “Ich bin der Antifaschismus’

Ignazio Silone. italienischer Sozialist, 1900-78

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Dankend von PI übernommen:

Uns erreichte ein bewegender Augenzeugenbericht von den skandalösen Geschehnissen bei der Auftaktveranstaltung zum “Großen islamkritischen Wochenende” am Himmelfahrtstag in Stuttgart. Besonders das fragwürdige Verhalten der Polizei (PI berichtete) wird in der Schilderung von Benjamin F. eindringlich beleuchtet.

Proteste von Anfang an. Offizieller Beginn 16 Uhr, Schlossplatz, Stuttgart

Nach ca. 20 Minuten fordert die Polizei die linken und muslimischen Randalierer 2-3 Mal auf, zu ihrem Mahnwachenplatz (Karlsplatz) zu gehen. Trotz mehrmaliger Drohung von Seiten der Polizei, die Randalierer in Beugehaft zu nehmen, passierte nichts. Die Polizeileitung argumentierte, wegen der Veranstaltung keine Massenschlägerei zu wollen. Nun, dann wird die Antifa in Zukunft jede ihr missliebige Veranstaltung boykottieren können. Zumal der Aufforderung der Polizei nach Verlassen des Platzes anscheinend nicht nachgekommen werden muss.

Die Veranstaltung soll laut Veranstalter erst abgesagt werden. Und nur eine 10-minütige Rede gehalten werden. Mehrere Teilnehmer sagten ihren Auftritt ab. Darunter auch eine Musikgruppe. Die Angst war durchaus nachvollziehbar.

Um 16.40 Uhr fangen dann die Redner unter massivem Störfeuer der Linken und der Muslime an. Es sprechen Nassim Ben Iman, Michael Mannheimer, ein Herr von Pax Europa und Robert Spencer.

Wir wollen vor die Bühne, um die Redner sehen zu können. Die Polizei verbietet uns auf Nachfrage, die Redner von vorne sehen zu dürfen. Wir müssen so von der hinteren, rechten Seite die Veranstaltung verfolgen (nächstes Foto). Das Bild oben (mit Michael Mannheimer u.a.) konnte ich nur deshalb machen, weil ich kurz vor die Polizeireihe trat.

Als wir massiv von jungen Muslimen beleidigt wurden, mussten nicht etwa die Provokateure das Feld räumen, sondern wir, nach Aufforderung durch die Polizei und ca. zehn Meter zurückweichen. Dies wiederholte sich dann sogar noch einmal. Was für ein fatales Signal für die Täter, aber auch für die Opfer.

Ein Mann haut mir an den Oberarm, ein Polizist steht daneben und behauptet wider besseren Wissens nichts gesehen zu haben. Ich bitte ihn, den Mann zur Mäßigung zu rufen, der Polizist daraufhin: „Sie liegen ja nicht auf dem Boden und schreien“, was ich denn wolle! Ich merkte an, ob man denn erst auf dem Boden liegen müsse, um einen Schläger in die Schranken weisen zu dürfen.

Während der Reden flogen Eier und rote Farbbeutel gegen mehrere Teilnehmer, welche ihr Ziel auch teilweise fanden. Auch spitze Stöcke, rote Fahnen, Flaschen, Glas, Dosen, Müll und ein Aschenbecher aus Stahl flogen in Richtung Bühne und darüber hinaus in die Redner und die Zuhörer. Ein Aschenbecher aus Stahl traf eine Teilnehmerin von hinten am Bein.

Ich zog mir meine Handschuhe an, um evtl. auf mich zufliegende Gegenstände schmerzfreier abwehren zu können. Daraufhin schrie hinter mir ein Mann: “Achtung, der will gleich zuschlagen, er zieht sich Handschuhe an.” Das schlimme daran, der Polizist vor mir griff dies auch als Bedrohung auf. Nachdem ein paar Geschosse auch neben ihm niedergingen, verstand er mein Handeln.

Die Veranstaltung wurde auch durch Trillerpfeifen, Megafone, Geschrei, Morddrohungen, beleidigende Gesten und Worte gestört. Eine Frau entblößte sich kurzzeitig und zeigte ihre blanke Brust. Der Hass in den Augen und das Geschrei war unvorstellbar groß.

Gegen Ende der Veranstaltung um 17.30 Uhr wollten wir den Ort verlassen. Die Extremisten wollten uns aber nicht gehen lassen und kesselten uns ein. Die Polizei wollte, dass wir gehen. Wir auch, was aber angesichts des Drohpotenzials eher unvernünftig erschien. Wir versuchten es dennoch, und wurden wenige Meter nach Verlassen des Kessels von Radikalen aufgehalten. Ein Mitglied der Aktionsgruppe für verfolgte Christen wurde von mindestens drei Frauen bespuckt, ein junger Mann stahl ihm seine Mütze. Zwei junge Männer forderten ihn wiederholt auf, sich mit ihm zu schlagen.

Ich fotografierte die Szene und wurde sofort lautstark angegangen. Ich flüchtete in Richtung des Polizeikessels. Die Meute hinter mir, erwartete ich, dass mich die Polizisten, welche die Szene genau beobachtet hatten, hinter sich lassen würden. Mein pro Israel-Pullover war auch zusätzlich Hinweis genug, zu welcher Seite ich gehörte. Stattdessen machte ich zunächst Bekanntschaft mit einem Schlagstock, den ein Polizist gezielt gegen meinen Bauch einsetze. Nachdem ich lautstark sagte, dass ich massiv bedrängt werde, ließen mich die Polizisten widerwillig durch.

Wieder im Kessel baten wir die Polizei, uns Schutz zu geben. Ein Einsatzleiter sagte, dass Personenschutz nur ganz wenige Leute bekommen würden. Wir sollten uns ein Taxi rufen.

Unsere Autos standen in der Nebenstraße und so wäre es im Bereich des Möglichen gewesen, uns zu begleiten. Auch hätte die Polizei ihre Drohung gegenüber den Gegen-Demonstranten wahr machen können und sie in Sicherungsverwahrung nehmen können. Die nötige Hundertschaft inklusive Reiterstaffel war anwesend.

Es wurde uns dann allen Ernstes vorgeschlagen, einzeln den Platz zu verlassen und dies, nachdem die Polizei vor wenigen Minuten sehen musste, was mit einem unserer Mitglieder und mir geschehen war. Schließlich wagten wir zwei einen erneuten „Ausbruchversuch“ und „entkamen“ in entgegengesetzter Richtung zu unserem Parkplatz. Ein Linker versuchte uns noch zu verfolgen, ließ dann aber von uns ab. Gegen 18.30 Uhr fanden sich alle vier Aktionsgruppenmitglieder wieder beim Parkhaus ein.

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Robert Spencer Confronts the Warriors of Darkness in Stuttart

Posted by paulipoldie on June 3, 2011

Video courtesy of Europenews and KitmanTV

Update:

Report by Robert Spencer, Jihadwatch.org

Thursday afternoon I spoke in Stuttgart, Germany at the invitation of the human rights group Pax Europa. The event was well advertised, and so the thuggish Leftist/Islamic supremacist alliance mobilized and was out in full force.

About 1000 Antifa protesters showed up, banging drums, holding signs with the usual accusations of racism and “Islamophobia,” blowing whistles, and menacing people who came out for the Pax Europa event. There were also about 500 German police on hand in riot gear. The Pax Europa organizers told me, “This is all for you” — because they had publicized that I would be there. One young man came up to me as I was standing right in front of a line of German police and said, “You’re lucky there are so many police here today.”

Pax Europa had planned a full program featuring Middle Eastern Christian musicians, a Coptic Christian activist, and others, so as to highlight the hollowness of the Islamic supremacist narrative of Muslim victimhood and anti-jihadist racism. But the police ordered the Pax Europa organizers to drastically reduce the scope of their event. Everyone was restricted to ten minutes only. Several participants opted not to appear, in light of the manifest danger. Antifa people were attacking supporters of Pax Europa. I saw several individuals being chased by rabid Leftist gangs. At least one man went to the hospital.

The police used loudspeakers to call on Antifa twice to disperse, as Pax Europa had lawfully reserved the space for their event. The Antifa people responded only by moving forward, chanting slogans, banging their drums, and holding aloft the usual Leftist kitsch — Che Guevara, the hammer and sickle, the Palestinian flag, signs denouncing Islamophobia, etc. The police moved them back a bit but did not ask them again to disperse, and allowed the Pax Europa event to begin.

It was an incredible din. We had loudspeakers that appeared to be able to reach the considerable crowd behind the protesters, but the Antifa thugs did all they could to drown us out: the drums got louder, the vuvuzelas came out, they were blowing whistles, and of course they were screaming and yelling.

They started throwing things: bottles, eggs, excrement and more. One bottle narrowly missed the Coptic activist’s head and crashed onto the stage — other bottles crashed at our feet. Several speakers were hit with eggs. The manure they threw was all over the stage floor.

I stood right in front (they missed me; I dodged a few projectiles) and watched them as they screamed and gestured and threw things — it was like looking into the pit of hell. Here were young people passionately committed to their cause and believing it to be that of justice and freedom, and they are eager and willing useful idiots for the most radically intolerant ideology on the planet. So when my turn came to speak, I addressed them, and told them just that. I told them they wouldn’t like what happened to them when their friends took power, but by then it would be too late.

And it may be already, for Europe. But I was glad to be there yesterday, and to stand against what was so obviously a force for oppression, hatred, and evil.

Hier die deutsche Übersetzung (danke an Denker, PI)

Konfrontation in Deutschland

Am Donnerstag Nachmittag habe ich auf Einladung der Menschenrechtsorganisation Pax Europa in Stuttgart, Deutschland gesprochen. Die Veranstaltung war gut beworben, wodurch die aggressive Links/Islamische Rassistenallianz mobil gemacht hat und in voller Stärke ausgerückt ist.

Ungefähr 1000 Antifa-Demonstranten sind aufgetaucht, haben getrommelt, Schilder mit den üblichen Rassismus- und Islamophobieanschuldigungen vorgezeigt, Trillerpfeifen geblasen und Menschen bedroht, die zur Veranstaltung von Pax Europa gekommen waren. Es waren auch ca. 500 deutsche Polizeibeamte in Panzeranzügen vor Ort in Bereitschaft. Die Veranstalter von Pax Europa haben mir gesagt „Dies alles ist nur für Sie“ – weil sie bekannt gemacht haben, dass ich anwesend sein werde. Als ich gerade vor einer deutschen Polizeikette stand, kam ein junger Mann zu mir hoch und sagte, „Sie haben Glück, dass heute so viel Polizei hier ist.“

Pax Europa hat ein volles Programm geplant: mit christlichen Musikern aus dem Nahen Osten, einen koptisch-christlichen Aktivisten und vielen anderen, um damit die leeren Worthülsen der islamischen Rassisten hervorzuheben, die von moslemischer Opferrolle und Anit-Jihad-Rassismus schwafeln. Aber die Polizei hatte die Pax-Europa-Veranstalter angewwiesen, den Umfang ihrer Veranstaltung drastisch zusammenstreichen. Jedem wurden nur 10 Minuten zugestanden. Mehrere Teilnehmer haben angesichts deroffenkundigen Bedrohungen entschieden, nicht teilzunehmen. Antifa-Mitglieder haben Helfer von Pax Europa angegriffen. Ich habe mehrere Personen gesehen, die von Links-Trupps gejagt wurden. Mindestens eine Person musste ins Krankenhaus.

Die Polizei verwendete Lautsprecher, um die Antifa zweimal aufzufordern, ihre Versammlung aufzulösen, da Pax Europa diesen Platz rechtmäßig für ihre Veranstaltung reserviert hatte. Die Antwort der Antifa-Menge war lediglich ein Vorwärtsmarschieren, Parolen skandieren, Trommeln und das Emporheben von Nullachtfünfzehn-Links-Kitsch: Che Guevara, Hammer und Sicher, Palästinenserfahnen, Schilder die Islamophobie brandmarken, usw. Die Polizei hatte sie zwar ein wenig zurückgedrängt, aber sie nicht mehr ersucht, ihre Versammlung aufzulösen, und hatte dann für den Beginn der Pax-Europa-Veranstaltung ihr OK gegeben.

Es war ein unbeschreiblicher Lärm. Wir hatten Lautsprecher, die normalerweise in der Lage waren, die beachtliche Menge hinter den Demonstranten zu erreichen, aber die Antifa-Schläger unternahmen alles Mögliche, um uns zu übertönen: die Trommeln wurden lauter, die Vuvuzelas wurden hervorgeholt und Trillerpfeifen geblasen und selbstverständlich haben sie geschrieen und gebrüllt.

Jetzt haben sie begonnen, mit Gegenständen zu werfen: Flaschen, Eier Exkremente und vieles mehr. Eine Flasche hat nur knapp den Kopf des koptischen Aktivisten verfehlt und ist auf der Bühne zerschellt – andere Flaschen zerschellten vor unseren Füßen. Mehrere Sprecher wurden von Eiern getroffen. Der Stallmist, den sie geworfen hatten, lag über den ganzen Bühnenboden verteilt.

Ich stand ganz vorne (sie haben mit verfehlt; ich bin einigen Geschossen ausgewichen) und beobachtete sie, wie sie geschrieen, gestikuliert und Gegenstände geworfen haben – es war wie der Blick in den Abgrund der Hölle. Hier waren junge Leute, die heißblütig ihrem Ideal verpflichtet sind und glauben, es wäre das Ideal von Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit, und zugleich sind sie eifrige und willige nützliche Idioten für die radikalste und intoleranteste Ideologie auf der Welt. Als nun ich für meine Rede an der Reihe war, habe ich mich an sie gewandt und ihnen genau das gesagt. Ich habe ihnen gesagt, dass sie all das nicht mögen werden, was passieren wird, wenn ihre Freunde die Macht übernommen haben, aber dann ist es bereits zu spät.

Und es könnte bereits jetzt zu spät für Europa sein. Aber ich war froh, dass ich gestern dabei war, und mich dem entgegengestellt habe, was so offensichtlich die Macht der Unterdrückung, des Hasses und des Bösen ist.

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Freedom and Truth: Geert Wilders’ Final Remarks to the Court

Posted by paulipoldie on June 1, 2011

Afbeelding (Metabestand)

Final remarks of Geert Wilders at his trial in Amsterdam , June 1st, 2011

 

Mister President, members of the Court,

 

I am here because of what I have said. I am here for having spoken. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak. Many have kept silent, but not Pim Fortuyn, not Theo Van Gogh , and not I.

 

I am obliged to speak. For the Netherlands is under threat of Islam. As I have argued many times, Islam is chiefly an ideology. An ideology of hatred, of destruction, of conquest. It is my strong conviction that Islam is a threat to Western values, to freedom of speech, to the equality of men and women, of heterosexuals and homosexuals, of believers and unbelievers.

 

All over the world we can see how freedom is fleeing from Islam. Day by day we see our freedoms dwindle.

 

Islam is opposed to freedom. Renowned scholars of Islam from all parts of the world agree on this. My witness experts subscribe to my view. There are more Islam scholars whom the court did not allow me to call upon to testify. All agree with my statements, they show that I speak the truth. That truth is on trial today.

 

We must live in the truth, said the dissidents under Communist rule, because the truth will set us free. Truth and freedom are inextricably connected. We must speak the truth because otherwise we shall lose our freedom.

 

That is why I have spoken, why I speak and why I shall continue to speak.

 

The statements for which I am being tried are statements which I made in my function as a politician participating in the public debate in our society. My statements were not aimed at individuals, but at Islam and the process of islamization. That is why the Public Prosecutor has concluded that I should be acquitted.

 

Mister President, members of the Court,

 

I am acting within a long tradition which I wish to honour. I am risking my life in defence of freedom in the Netherlands. Of all our achievements freedom is the most precious and the most vulnerable. Many have given their lives for freedom. We have been reminded of that in the commemorations of the month of May. But the struggle for freedom is much older.

 

Every day the armoured cars drive me past the statue of Johan de Witt at the Hofvijver in The Hague. De Witt wrote the “Manifesto of True Freedom” and he paid for freedom with his life. Every day I go to my office through the Binnenhof where Johan van Oldenbarneveldt was beheaded after a political trial. Leaning on his stick the elderly Oldenbarneveldt addressed his last words to his people. He said: “I have acted honourably and piously as a good patriot.” Those words are also mine.

 

I do not wish to betray the trust of the 1.5 million voters of my party. I do not wish to betray my country. Inspired by Johan van Oldenbarneveldt and Johan de Witt I wish to be a politician who serves the truth end hence defends the freedom of the Dutch provinces and of the Dutch people. I wish to be honest, I wish to act with honesty and that is why I wish to protect my native land against Islam. Silence is treason.

 

That is why I have spoken, why I speak and why I shall continue to speak.

 

Freedom and truth. I pay the price every day. Day and night I have to be protected against people who want to kill me. I am not complaining about it; it has been my own decision to speak. However, those who threaten me and other critics of Islam are not being tried here today. I am being tried. And about that I do complain.

 

I consider this trial to be a political trial. The values of D66 [a Dutch leftist liberal party] and NRC Handelsblad [a Dutch leftist liberal party] will never be brought before a judge in this country. One of the complainants clearly indicated that his intentions are political. Even questions I have asked in parliament and cooperation with the SGP are being brought as allegations against me by Mr Rabbae of GroenLinks [the leftist Dutch Green Party]. Those on the Left like to tamper with the separation of powers. When they cannot win politically because the Dutch people have discerned their sinister agenda, they try to win through the courts.

 

Whatever your verdict may be, that is the bitter conclusion of this trial.

 

This trial is also surrealistic. I am being compared with the Hutu murderers in Rwanda and with Mladic. Only a few minutes ago some here have doubted my mental health. I have been called a new Hitler. I wonder whether those who call me such names will also be sued, and if not, whether the Court will also order prosecution. Probably not. And that is just as well. Because freedom of speech applies also to my opponents.

 

My right to a fair trial has been violated. The order of the Amsterdam Court to prosecute me was not just a decision but a condemning verdict by judges who condemned me even before the actual trial had begun.

 

Mister President, members of the Court, you must now decide whether freedom still has a home in the Netherlands

 

Franz Kafka said: “one sees the sun slowly set, yet one is surprised when it suddenly becomes dark.”

 

Mister President, members of the Court, do not let the lights go out in the Netherlands .

Acquit me: Put an end to this Kafkaesque situation.

 

Acquit me. Political freedom requires that citizens and their elected representatives are allowed to voice opinions that are held in society.

 

Acquit me, for if I am convicted, you convict the freedom of opinion and expression of millions of Dutchmen.

 

Acquit me. I do not incite to hatred. I do not incite to discrimination. But I defend the character, the identity, the culture and the freedom of the Netherlands . That is the truth. That is why I am here. That is why I speak. That is why, like Luther before the Imperial Diet at Worms , I say: “Here I stand, I can do no other.”

 

That is why I have spoken, why I speak and why I shall continue to speak.

 

Mister President, members of the Court, though I stand here alone, my voice is the voice of many. This trial is not about me. It is about something much greater. Freedom of expression is the life source of our Western civilisation.

 

Do not let that source go dry just to cosy up to a totalitarian regime. “Freedom,” said the American President Dwight Eisenhower, “has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

 

Mister President, members of the Court, you have a great responsibility. Do not cut freedom in the Netherlands from its roots, our freedom of expression. Acquit me. Choose freedom.

 

I have spoken, I speak, and it is my duty – I cannot do otherwise – to continue to speak.

 

Thank you.


thanks to Kitman for youtubing and subtitling

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Geert Wilders Comes to Nashville

Posted by paulipoldie on May 27, 2011

h/t Tundra Tabloids

A Warning to America

Speech Geert Wilders, Cornerstone Church , Nashville , 12 May 2011

Dear friends from Tennessee. I am very happy to be in your midst today. I am happy and proud to be in this impressive church.

My friends, I am here to speak words of truth and freedom.

Do you know why America is in a better state than Europe? Because you enjoy more freedom than Europeans.

And do you know why Americans enjoy more freedom than Europeans? Because you are still allowed to tell the truth.

In Europe and Canada people are dragged to court for telling the truth about islam.

I, too, have been dragged to court. I am an elected member of the house of representatives in the Netherlands. I am currently standing in court like a common criminal for saying that islam is a dangerous totalitarian ideology rather than a religion.

The court case is still pending, but I risk a jail sentence of 16 months.

Last week, my friend Lars Hedegaard, a journalist from Denmark, was fined because in a private conservation, which was recorded without his knowing, he had criticised the way women are treated in islamic societies.

Recently, another friend, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a human rights activist from Austria, was fined because she had criticised islam’s founder Muhammad. She had said that Muhammad was a pedophile because he had married a 6-year old girl and raped her when she was 9.

Unfortunately, there are many similar cases.

I am especially happy to be in your midst because here I can say what I want to say without having to fear that I will be dragged to court upon leaving this church.

My dear American friends, you cannot imagine how we envy your First Amendment. The day when America follows the example of Europe and Canada and introduces so-called “hate speech crimes” which is only used to punish people who are critical of islam, that day America will have lost its freedom.

My friends, let us hope that this never happens.

Last week, we celebrated Liberation Day in the Netherlands. We celebrated the liberation from the Nazi occupation in 1945. Many American soldiers, including many young Tennesseans, played a decisive role in the liberation of the Netherlands from nazi tyranny. We are immensely grateful for that. Young Americans gave their lives so that the Dutch might be free. I assure you: The Dutch people will never forget this.

Unfortunately, however, the Europe which your fathers and grandfathers fought and died for is not the Europe we are living in today.

I travel the world to tell people what Europe has become. I wish I could take you all on a visit to my country and show you what Europe has become. It has changed beyond recognition as a result of mass immigration. And not just any mass immigration, but mass immigration driven by the dangerous force of islam.

My friends, I am sorry. I am here today with an unpleasant message. I am here with a warning. I am here with a battle cry: “Wake up, Christians of Tennessee. Islam is at your gate.” Do not make the mistake which Europe made. Do not allow islam to gain a foothold here.

Islam is dangerous. Islam wants to establish a state on earth, ruled by islamic sharia law. Islam aims for the submission, whether by persuasion, intimidation or violence, of all non-Muslims, including Christians.

The results can be seen in Europe.

Islam is an ideology of conquest. It uses two methods to achieve this goal: the first method is the sword. Do you know what figures on the flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a country where Christian churches are banned and Christians are not even allowed to wear a tiny crucifix? There is a huge sword on that flag, just below the Islamic creed. The message is clear. Without the sword islam would not have been able to spread its creed.

The second method is immigration. Islam’s founder Muhammad himself taught his followers how to conquer through immigration when they moved from Mecca to Medina. This phenomenon of conquest through immigration is called al-Hijra. My learned friend Sam Solomon has written a perfect book about it.

I had a copy of Sam’s book sent to all the members of the Dutch Parliament. But most of them are worse than Saint-Thomas in the Bible. Thomas did not believe what he had not seen. Most politicians refuse to believe the things they see before their very eyes.

In Europe we have been experiencing al-Hijra for over 30 years now. Many of our cities have changed beyond recognition. “In each one of our cities” wrote the well-known Italian author Oriana Fallaci shortly before her death in 2006, “there is a second city, a state within the state, a government within the government. A Muslim city, a city ruled by the Koran.” – end of quote.

How did the Europeans get into this situation? It is partly our own fault because we have foolishly adopted the concept of cultural relativism, which manifests itself in the ideology of multiculturalism.

Cultural relativism advocates that all cultures are equal. However, cultures wither away and die if people no longer believe that its values are better than those of another culture.

Islam is spreading like wildfire wherever people lack the guts to say that their values are better than the Islamic values.

Islam is spreading like wildfire because the Koran explicitly tells Muslims that they are “the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind” and that non-Muslims are “the worst of creatures.”

Islam is spreading like wildfire everywhere in the West where political, academic, cultural and media elites lack the guts to proudly proclaim, as I believe we all should proclaim:

Our Judeo-Christian Western culture is far better and far superior to the islamic culture. We must be proud to say so!

Multiculturalism is a disaster. Almost everyone acknowledges this today, but few dare say why. Let me tell you why: Multiculturalism made us tolerate the intolerant, and now intolerance is annihilating tolerance.

We should, in the name of tolerance, claim the right not to tolerate the intolerant. Let us no longer be afraid and politically correct, let us be brave and bold. Let us tell the truth about islam.

Before I continue I want to make clear that I do not have a problem with people. I always make a distinction between the people and the ideology, between Muslims and islam.

Indeed, I have no problems with Muslims, but I do have a problem with the totalitarian Islamic ideology of hate and violence. The fact that there are many so-called moderate Muslims, does not imply that there exists a moderate islam. A moderate islam doen not exist and will never exist.

And because there is no such thing as a moderate islam, the islamization of our free Western societies is an enormous danger.

Only two weeks ago, the British press revealed how the so-called “London Taliban” is threatening to kill women who do not wear veils in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

In some neighbourhoods Islamic regulations are already being enforced, also on non-Muslims. Women’s rights are being trampled. We are confronted with headscarves and burqa’s, polygamy, female genital mutilation, honor-killings where men murder their wives, daughters or sisters because they do not behave in accordance with Islamic rules.

Polls show that the influence of those Muslims who live according to islam’s aggressive requirements is growing, especially among young people.

Among 15-year-old German Muslims, 40 percent consider islam more important than democracy.

Among Muslim university students in Britain, 40 percent support sharia. One in three of those students considers it legitimate to kill in the name of islam.

Christians are asked to follow the example of Jesus. Muslims are ordered to follow the example of Muhammad. That is why islam is dangerous. While Christianity preaches love, islam preached hatred and practizes violence. Hatred and violence for everyone who is not a Muslim.

Muhammad personally participated in the ethnic cleansing of Medina, where half the population once was Jewish. Muhammad helped to chop off their heads. On his deathbed, he ordered his followers to cleanse Arabia of all Jews and Christians.

To this very day, Christian symbols are prohibited in Saudi-Arabia. If you wear a cross in Saudi Arabia, they sent you to jail.

And now, Europe is beginning to look like Arabia.

Just today, a poll revealed that in Brussels, the capital of the European Union, half the islamic youths are anti-semitic. It is dangerous for Jews to walk the streets in Brussels.

If you wear a cross or a kippah in certain urban areas in Europe today, you risk being beaten up. In the capital of my own country, Amsterdam, a tram driver was forced to remove his crucifix from sight, while his Muslim colleagues are allowed to wear the veil.

In June 2008, the Christian church authorities in the Danish town of Arhus decided to pay so-called “protection money” to islamic so-called “security guards” who assure that church goers are not harassed by islamic youths.

On March 31st, 2010, Muslims entered the Roman Catholic cathedral of Cordoba, Spain, and attacked the guards with knives. They claimed the cathedral was theirs.

Last month, the bishops of Sweden sent out a letter to priests advising them to avoid converting asylum seekers from islamic countries to Christianity, because the converts would risk losing their lives.

In the Netherlands, the city authorities in Amsterdam register polygamous marriages. The authorities in Rotterdam serve only halal meals in municipal cafeterias. Theaters provide separate seats for women who are not allowed to sit next to men. Municipal swimming pools have separate swimming hours for men and women, Muslim lawyers do not have to stand when the judges enter court rooms.

Meanwhile Jews are no longer safe on our streets. In Amsterdam, the city of Anne Frank, Jews are again being harassed in the streets. Even political leaders acknowledged that life has become unsafe for Jews in Holland. Do you know what they said? They advised Jews to emigrate. Jews are already running for Israel. But I say: Jews must not leave, violent Muslims must leave!

What is needed, my friends, is a spirit of resistance.

I repeat: What we need is a spirit of resistance.

Why? Because resistance to evil is our moral duty. This resistance begins with expressing our solidarity to Christians, Jews, indeed, to all people worldwide, who are the victims of islam. There are millions of them.

We can see what islam has in store for us if we watch the fate of the Christians in the islamic world, such as the Copts in Egypt, the Maronites in Lebanon, the Assyrians in Iraq, and Christians elsewhere.

Almost every day, churches are arsoned and Christians are assassinated in islamic countries.

In a report on the persecution of Christians in the world, Archbishop Twal of Jerusalem, wrote recently– I quote: “In the Middle East to be Christian means accepting that you must make a great sacrifice. All too often and in many places, Christians suffer various threats. On some occasions, their homes and churches are burnt, and people are killed. How many atrocities must we endure before somebody somewhere comes to our aid?” – end of quote.

Indeed, how many atrocities before we come to their aid?

Rivers of tears are flowing from the Middle East, where there is only one safe haven for Christians. You know where that is. The only place in the Middle East where Christians are safe is Israel.

That is why Israel deserves our support. Israel is a safe haven for everyone, whatever their belief and opinions. Israel is a beacon of light in a region of total darkness. Israel is fighting our fight.

The jihad against Israel is a jihad against all of us. If Israel falls, we, too, will feel the consequences. If Jerusalem falls, Athens, Rome, Amsterdam and Nashville will fall. Therefore, we all are Israel. We should always support Israel!

Today, we are confronted with political unrest in the Arab countries. The Arab peoples long for freedom. However, the ideology and culture of islam is so deeply entrenched in these countries that real freedom is simply impossible as long as islam remains dominant.

A recent poll in post-revolution Egypt found that 85 percent of Egyptians are convinced that islam’s influence on politics is good, 82 percent believe that adulterers should be stoned, 84 percent want the death penalty for apostates. The press refers to the events in the Arab world today as the Arab spring. I call it the Arab winter.

Islam and freedom, islam and democracy are not compatible.

The death of Osama bin Laden last week was a victory for the free world, but we will be confronted with Islamic terrorism as long as islam exists, because islam’s founder Muhammad himself was a terrorist, worse than Bin Laden.

And here is another truth: The rise of islam means the rise of sharia law in our judicial systems. In Europe we already have sharia wills, sharia schools, sharia banks. Britain even has sharia courts.

In my own country, the Netherlands, sharia is being applied by the courts in cases relating to divorce, child custody, inheritance, and property ownership. Women are always the victims of this because sharia discriminates women.

This is a disgrace. This is not the way we should treat women.

My friends, I told you that we have just remembered Liberation Day to commemorate the young Americans and all the heroes who offered their lives to free the Netherlands from nazi tyranny. It would be an insult to them if we Europeans would give up that precious freedom for another totalitarian ideology called Islam.

That is the goal for which my party and I work day after day. And we are having success.

In the Netherlands, we are successfully starting to roll back islam. The current Dutch government is a minority government which can only survive with the backing of my party, the Party for Freedom.

We have 24 seats of the 150 seats in parliament and we support the government, in return for measures to prohibit certain aspects of sharia law.

We have achieved that the Netherlands will soon ban the burka and the niqaab.

We will also restrict immigration from non-Western countries by up to 50% in the next four years. We are not going to allow islam to steal our country from us. It was the land of our fathers, it is our land now, our values are based on Christianity, Judaism and Humanism and we will pass this on to our children with all the freedoms that the previous generations have fought for.

Let those who want to rob us from our freedoms, stay in their own countries. We do not need them. If you want to wear a burqa, stay in Saudi-Arabia. If you want four wives, stay in Iran. If you want to live in a country where the islamic ideology is dominant, stay in Pakistan, if you don’t want to assimilate in our society, stay in Somalia. But don’t come over here.

We are also going to strip criminals who have a double nationality – for instance Dutch and Moroccan, and who repeatedly commit serious crimes, of their Dutch nationality. We will send them packing, back to their homeland.

My friends, what the Party for Freedom has achieved, shows that it can be done. We can fight the islamization of our societies.

Dear friends, here is my warning. Make no mistake: Islam is also coming for America. In fact, it is already here. America is facing a stealth jihad, the islamic attempt to introduce sharia law bit by bit. Last March, a judge in Tampa, Florida, ruled that a lawsuit against a mosque and involving the control of 2.4 million dollars, should proceed under Islamic law.

My friends, be aware that this is only the beginning. This is also how it started in Europe. If things continue like this, you will soon have the same problems as we are currently facing.

Leaders who talk about immigration without mentioning islam are blind. They ignore the most important problem Europe and America are facing. I have a message for them: it’s islam stupid!

My friends, fortunately, not all politicians are irresponsible. Here, in Tennessee, brave politicians want to pass legislation which gives the state the power to declare organisations as terrorist groups and allowing material supporters of terrorism to be prosecuted. I applaud them for that. They are true heroes.

Yesterday and today, I met some of those brave legislators. They told me that Tennessee in particular is a target of islam. Help them win their battle.

They need your support.

While Tennessee is in the frontline, similar legislative initiatives are also being taken in the states of Oklahoma, Wyoming, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Missouri, Arizona, Indiana. It is encouraging to see that so many politicians are willing to resist islam.

This gives us hope and courage. I am not a pessimist. We can still turn the tide – even in Europe – if we act today.

There are five things which we must do.

First, we must defend freedom of speech.

Freedom is the source of human creativity and development. People and nations wither away without the freedom to question what is presented to them as the truth.

Without freedom of speech we risk becoming slaves. Frederick Douglass, the 19th century black American politician, the son of a slave, said – I quote – “To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.”

I have already told you about my court case. This legal charade will not, however, prevent me from saying the truth. Never. I will speak out, even if they drag me before 500 courts and threaten to jail me for a thousand years.

The fact that we are being treated as criminals for telling the truth must not deter us. We are doomed if we remain silent or let ourselves be silenced. Let us not forget, this is our first and most important obligation: defend the right to speak the truth.

Second, we must end cultural relativism and political correctness. We must repeat it over and over again, especially to our children: Our Western culture based on Christianity and Judaism is superior to the islamic culture. Our laws are superior to sharia. Our judeo-christian values are better than islam’s totalitarian rules.

And because they are superior and better, we must defend them. We must fight for our own identity, or else we will lose it. We need to be warriors for the good, because the good is worth fighting for. Neutrality in the face of evil is evil.

Third, we must stop the islamization of our countries. More islam means less freedom. There is enough islam in the West already. We must stop immigration from non-Western countries, which are mostly islamic countries. We must expel criminal immigrants. We must forbid the construction of new hate palaces called mosques.

We must also close down all islamic schools because educating children in a spirit of hate is one of the worst things imaginable. We must introduce anti-sharia legislation everywhere in the free world. Enough is enough.

Fourth, we must take pride in our nations again. We must cherish and preserve the culture and identity of our country. Preserving our own culture and identity is the best antidote against islamization.

And fifth, last but certainly not least, we must elect wise and courageous leaders who are brave enough to address the problems which are facing us, including the threat of islam.

Politicians who have the courage to speak the truth about islam.

Politicians who dare to denounce the devastating results of the multicultural society.

Politicians who – without political correctness – say: enough is enough.

You and I, Americans and Europeans, we belong to a common Western culture. We share the ideas and ideals of our common Judeo-Christian heritage. In order to pass this heritage on to our children and grandchildren, we must stand together, side by side, in our struggle against Islamic barbarism.

That, my friends, is why I am here. I am here to forge an alliance. Our international freedom alliance. We must stand together for the Judeo-Christian West.

We will not allow islam to overrun Israel and Europe, the cradle of the judeo-Christian civilization.

My friends, we will stand together.

We will stand firm.

We will not submit. Never. Not in Israel, not in Europe, not in America. Nowhere.

We will survive.

We will stop islam.

We will defend our freedoms.

We will remain free.

Thank you.

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Geert Wilders in Ottawa

Posted by paulipoldie on May 14, 2011

Thank you to Vlad Tepes for recording this speech.

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