Free Speech v Mohammedan Oppression

Wilders Inquisition Watch

Torquemada would be proud

From Islamization Watch:

Left-leaning papers appear smug – but if Wilders’ comments are outlawed then they may not be able to print what he has said in the past. It all begs the question what does freedom mean. And since Islam has come – and since the terror attacks people are listening to Muslim concerns more – we are ready to throw freedom out with the bath water. Countries in the Muslim world are most often at the top of any list for violating freedoms – there is something wrong with this picture – and to believe that we can somehow appease it – or worst pander to it – for political or other gain is dangerous and foolhardy.     Read more…

Daniel Pipes:

Who is the most important European alive today? I nominate the Dutch politician Geert Wilders. I do so because he is best placed to deal with the Islamic challenge facing the continent. He has the potential to emerge as a world-historical figure.  Source

Geert Wilders Trial, Day One

Vlad Tepes Translation/via Islamization Watch

If this is not political – I don’t what is!

Prosecutor Paul Velleman: A Moderate Islam does not exist. It does not exist because there is no distinction between good Islam and bad Islam. There is Islam, and that is it. And Islam is the Quran and nothing but the Quran. And the Quran is Mien Kampf of a religion that seeks to eliminate others that calls those others – non-Muslims – infidel dogs.

Wilders is suspected of discrimination and incitement to hatred. His lawyer, Bran Moszkovicz, earlier had let it be known that he objects to this charge. He wants it rejected in its entirety or partially.

Muslims argue there is no such thing as a moderate Muslim and many resent the title. – Now Wilders is in court having to defend what Muslims themselves reject.

The Koran calls for war against all who are non-Muslims – it will be interesting to see if Wilders can be found guilty – for stating what is actually in the Koran.

    009.029 YUSUFALI: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

What is the Dutch court trying to prove – that by repeating verses such as this – that Wilders ‘hurts’ Muslim feelings?

Does the prosecution hold that these verses do not exist in the Koran or that Islam is not based on the Koran as its first and main source?

This is why we leave freedom of speech outside the court.

To prove offense or defamation – you must also prove inaccuracy [at least I think]

Mein Kampf ~ haven’t read it ~ but it is clear what Hitler’s ideology was – world domination through violent conquest – similar verses do exist in the Koran.

One of the protest signs reads: “Leftist Elite + Islam = Dictatorship”

When you can’t look at how Shari’a law operates in the Islamic world – because that is deemed racist – you might think it a great idea for the west. Thankfully now even many in the Leftist so-called Elite are getting worried.   Read more…

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