“Far Right, Far Right” — the Far Left ‘AGE’ Can’t Stop Flinging Dirt at Geert Wilders

The Age slaps false labels on the “Right”, none on the Left

More creative – and selective – use of labels, this time from The Age:

FAR-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has called the Prophet Muhammad a murderer and used Anzac soldiers as an example of the courage needed to speak out against Islam at a speech to Melbourne supporters.

Tight security surrounded Mr Wilders’ hour-long speech to members of the ultra-conservative local group the Q Society of Australia…

In fact, Wilders is not far-Right, I discussed this very point with him on Monday. He’ll own up to being culturally conservative, but his policy platforms aren’t standard far-Right fare. He is a strong supporter of Israel, small government and free speech (reports that he wants the Koran banned are false). He has kept his distance from true far-Right parties such as France’s National Front.

But now note the other half of The Age’s game with labels:

Protest organiser Feiyi Zhang said: “we’re here to show we will not stand for Wilders’ racism and Islamophobia”.

If Wilders is to be labelled far-Right, why isn’t this protest organiser equally labelled far-Left? After all, that label, at least, would be accurate.

UPDATE

Irony alert:

Protest organiser Feiyi Zhang … said his speech could incite violence against Muslims…

Doesn’t she mean violence from Muslims – and from her radical Left?

Audience members had to go through a metal detector, bag searches and identity checks.

Watch the video above. The protesters’ use of physical force and intimidation to stop others from simply listening to whom they like is shameful and betrays the totalitarian instinct of the far-Left. But what is more bizarre is that Leftists claiming to defend Muslims from vilification are, by using this force, only making Islam seem even more threatening.

UPDATE

Reader Jenstar:

I really wanted to go last night to hear Geert Wilders but my husband was interstate on business and was very anxious about me attending unaccompanied due to the threats of violence. I am really upset that I didn’t go and ashamed that in this democratic country people are not free to attend a talk such as this without fear and intimidation. How has this happened in my country.

Reader MattR:

 

Goodness me, a man wants to get through the crowd, gets pushed and shoved over repeatedly and you can clearly hear and see one of them shout “STOP BEING VIOLENT” (00:57). My jaw honestly dropped, how stupid are these people? Using violence whilst condemning violence? Hypocrite is an understatement. Wilders speaks for those of us who are sick to death of PC thugs telling us what we can and can’t say. 

UPDATE

For those too frightened by the thuggery and threats to hear Wilders’ speak, here is what he said last night.

Read and decide for yourself. Do not let bullies dictate what you may and may not hear.

An excerpt:

 

I am an elected politician from one of the oldest democracies in the world. I am the leader of the Party for Freedom, the largest Dutch opposition party. We have almost 1 million voters in a country that is known for its tolerance. I am not a fringe figure; I am not far-right either. Political opponents brought me to court, accusing me of hate speech and discrimination. But the court in Amsterdam after an ordeal that lasted 2 years cleared me of all charges.

Earlier, I have spoken in the premises of the United States Congress, the British House of Lords, the Danish Parliament and other government premises. I participated in conferences in the U.S. and Canada, Germany, Italy, and elsewhere, with people none of which belong to the far-right.

For the past 9 years I have been living under round the clock police protection. Wherever I go, plainclothes policemen go with me. I live in a government safe house, bulletproof and safer than the National Bank. I wish I had their money. Earlier my wife and I have even lived in army barracks and prison cells just to be safe from assassins.

Why do I need this protection? I am not a president or king, I am a simple parliamentarian.

I have been marked for death. I was placed under police protection in November 2004 when the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was slaughtered in broad daylight because he had criticized Islam. A few hours later, the police found a letter written by van Gogh’s assassin threatening to kill me and my colleague Ayaan Hirsi Ali as well. We, too, had been critical of Islam, especially through our work in parliament.

Ayaan has since left for America, but I continue to candidly express my views about Islam in the Dutch Parliament and in the public debate around the world.
But it is not I who am important here. What is at stake is the defense of our freedom.

Only two weeks ago, a good friend of mine, Lars Hedegaard, a journalist from Denmark, survived an assassination attempt. A foreigner tried to shoot him through the head. Why? For the simple reason that Lars is critical of Islam.

Europe has become a dangerous place for those who criticize Islam.

Not only Europe now. Shame on the Australian protesters, most non-Muslims of the far Left, who by their actions have helped prove Wilders right.

12 thoughts on ““Far Right, Far Right” — the Far Left ‘AGE’ Can’t Stop Flinging Dirt at Geert Wilders”

  1. Not only Europe now. Shame on the Australian protesters, most non-Muslims of the far Left, who by their actions have helped prove Wilders right.

    According to a virulently dhimmy interview by the execrable Fran Kelly on Radio National 20.2.2013 between 7.30 am and 8 am, with one of the “organisers of these peaceful protests” (as he was introduced), some muslim lawyer and self-declared Expert in Islam, these violent protesters where obviously puppets on a string: ugly puppets, nasty string.

  2. “…FAR-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has called the Prophet Muhammad a murderer and ……..”

    Was this quote from the Age?

    Good journalism requires reporting of facts – and the onus is on the Age now to prove Muhammed was a ‘prophet’ – and not take the opinion of 1.5 billion deluded people bas fact.

  3. Why don’t the people from Q take journalists to task on the dumb things they say? When they say GW is “far right” the interviewee should ask them what they mean by “far right”. Perhaps ask them how they would describe their own political position. And when they express shock that GW said Mohammed was a murderer ask the journalist what English word they themselves would use for a person who killed innocent people? And what word do they have for a man who forces sex on a child? And ask them what they mean by “prophet”. We need to be on the offensive a bit with these idiots, not be so apologetic and deferential.

  4. Rita

    re puppets on a string: you’re right.

    The Muslims are staying in the background and letting their janissaries and their ‘groomed’ dhimmi proxies do the dirty work for them.

    There was mention of one Yasmin Shamsil, ‘Students for Palestine'; I’m assuming she’s Muslim by birth-and-upbringing, and hasn’t apostasised. In the ABC hit piece on the Q Society, they were quoting one ‘Jasmine Ali’ of ‘Solidarity’ – another Muslim name, and she says she has hijab-wearing relatives (she wasn’t wearing one herself; camouflage.like Tariq Ramadan in his suit and tie). The Age report identified another two Muslims – I assume both were Muslims, the woman certainly was – who were at the Melbourne protest – ‘Nadia Shamsuddin, a doctor and a Muslim’ – her husband was called Raj Rao – Hindu convert to Islam? (converted to marry his Muslimah?) – spouting nonsense about how ‘the message of the Qur’an was of “peace and submission to God”‘. (Define, ‘peace’, define ‘submission’, define ‘god’), Mr Rao).

    A couple more Muslims, ‘human shielded’ by assorted dhimmis:
    In NSW ‘a number of NSW organizations and individuals, including the Islamic Council of NSW and the Uniting Church of Australia, have come together to form an alliance opposing Mr Wilders’ views. “We believe in freedom of speech BUT [notice that BUT – dda] we think that Mr Wilders’ views are fearmongering and an expression of bigotry, which have no place in Australia,”” **the group’s spokesman, Mr Mehmet Ozalp, said”.

    He’s a Turkish Muslim, I’d guess. Maybe someone should ask him whether the Hagia Sophia should be given back to the Greek Christians to use as a church; and he could be asked about the Turkish Muslim genocide of the Armenian and Assyrian and Greek Christians; then we might see the smiling mask melt away.

    Isn’t it interesting how it’s always the Muslim who ends up as the spokesman for these ‘multifaith’ or ‘multicultural’ organisations? The naive Christians and Jews and other folks basically function as ‘human shields’ masking and protecting what is ultimately a Muslim agenda.

    There was another such a one in the Barney Zwartz article ‘Change religion, politician tells Muslims': “Australian Multicultural Foundation chief executive Hass Dellal”.

    Further observation: I just read a fascinating piece by Roger Franklin and Tony Thomas, ‘With Wilders on the Road to Woe’. Very detailed account of the brawl at the entrance to the venue in Melbourne.

    Telling detail – “Up ahead, as one of the megaphone wielders would alter shout to the mob, were **’middle class mums and dads who needed a lesson”** {my emphasis – dda}…and ‘A silver-haired lady had the tickets snatched from her hand. Several other arriving members of the public were pushed and jostled, and one man in early middle age was flung to the ground by a bull-necked thug with the squared shoulders and legs-apart stance of a prizefighter’. END QUOTE

    Most of the protesters – though not all (some were older folks trying to pretend to be young revolutionaries) – struck me as being out-of-control children. What they were doing was seizing an excuse to beat up on (symbolically speaking) their parents. Because most though not all of the guests were people the right age to BE their parents.

    Ironically, it’s the middle aged and oldies who are the real revolutionaries in this case, going against the tide of the times, Islamisation; and the brainwashed young fools who are blindly following the fashion.

    Here’s the question for those of us who ARE old enough to be parents – or grandparents, or uncles and aunts: what sort of ‘parent tricks’ or ‘grandparent tricks’ can we use to try to shake these idiots – or at least some of them – out of their hypnotised trance?

  5. what brave young people!! doesn’t it gladden the heart to see how they
    attack and defeat, beat up and overwhelm…..
    someone old enoughto be their grandfather
    fearlessly they threw him to the ground!!!
    even though there was…….!!!….one of him…alone.

  6. If it was the other way around and there was a Muslim speaking last Tuesday in North Melbourne about how he didn’t like non Muslims, The Holy Bible would there be a riot outside by Christians?
    Answer=No!! Why? Because Kaffir are so much more civilised than Muslim! It’s a fact!
    It can’t be said that Islam is a Religion of Peace!!
    I believe in tolerance towards Muslims but it has to go both ways!
    When will that happen?

  7. I love the fact that Winds of Jihad don’t use censorship!
    Censorship is a curse to Free Speech!! LOL!! :)

  8. Vicki,
    Give it time and the Gestapos Hell Hounds (Islamists) will have Sheik in their view for a shutdown. I fear it’s going to get a whole lot worse in time to come.

    Like the purges of the National Socialists and Communist Socialist regimes of last century, History has a way of always repeating itself :(

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