Geert Wilders touches down in Australia next weekend and the thought of the popular Dutch parliamentarian challenging Australian views on Islam has our politicians, media barons and bankers already running for cover.
The latest in this sorry saga is a Sydney radio station. The event organiser had signed a contract and paid to broadcast short radio ads over two weeks advertising the Geert Wilders tour. Scheduled to commence on 7th February – they never went to air. No explanation given. Eight hundred and thirty State and Federal politicians were invited to attend an evening event with a fellow MP and leader of a democratic European party, which represents one Million Dutch voters. Four (4) Australian MPs have accepted.
With this in mind, who has the courage to discuss Islam?
In 2013 and with the Islamic population at just above 2 per cent, Q Society believes it imperative to address this question. Geert Wilders comes from the same Kingdom of the Netherlands sending their sons and daughters to fight for Freedom and Western values beside our own in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. Are our children prepared to die for values we have already buried at home?
Since 2004, Geert Wilders has been living under round the clock police protection because his life threatened by extremist Muslims. The threats began after Mr. Wilders demanded in the Dutch Parliament that the government investigate radical mosques in the Netherlands.
In 2008, Mr. Wilders attracted international attention when he wrote and commissioned Fitna, a short documentary that explores Koranic motivations for terrorism, Islamic universalism, and Islam in the Netherlands. His opponents took him to court on the basis of Dutch anti hate speech laws. After a judicial ordeal that lasted almost two years, Mr. Wilders was acquitted on all charges in June 2011.
Geert Wilders is the author of Marked For Death (Regnery, 2012). In this book, he states his firm belief that Islam is not a religion; it is a political ideology of imperialism and domination in the guise of religion. Wilders argues that Islam cannot be reformed and explains why the so-called “Arab Spring” is nothing but a prolonging of the Arab Winter that has been going on for 14 centuries.
Since the author is a Western politician whose job it is to provide a workable policy to confront Islam and the danger it poses, the book also offers a practical roadmap for the effective liberation from Islam of both the West and Muslims.
The Party for Freedom
The Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) is a major Dutch political party.
It is currently (early January 2013) the largest party in the polls. The PVV was founded by Geert Wilders MP after he left his previous party, the Dutch Liberal Party VVD, in 2004.
In the 2006 general elections, the PVV won 9 of the 150 seats in the Dutch House of Representatives. In the 2010 general elections it won 24 seats, making it the third largest party in the country. Following the 2010 elections, the PVV supported a minority government of Liberals and Christian-Democrats. The PVV withdrew its support in April 2012 due to differences over the government’s austerity policies.
In the September 2012 general elections, the PVV remained the third largest party, though it fell to 15 seats. By January 2013, however, the party had climbed to 25 seats in the polls and would likely be the second strongest party if elections were held now..
The PVV wants to end immigration from Islamic countries and demands that immigrants who are already in the country assimilate into Dutch society. It also advocates the withdrawal of the Netherlands from the European Union.
Q Society of Australia Inc. is a national grassroots organisation run exclusively by volunteers since 2010. Our members and supporters are concerned about the socio-political problems associated with the rise of Islamic sharia law in Australia; as well as religiously-motivated human rights abuses against women and indigenous religious minorities in OIC member countries. Q Society seeks to inform and lobby for a free and open discussion about the socio-political impact of political Islam in Australia. Q opposes the Islamisation of our society as well as attempts to silence critical debate under the pretence of multicultural tolerance and political correctness.