So is Australia, by the looks of it.
In the Islamic world, I was always struck by two things. I was impressed by the kindness and helpfulness of many people. But there was also their fear. Islamic societies are ruled by terror. Muslims are good people, but they live under the yoke of Islamic sharia. If they leave Islam, or even just mildly criticise it, they sign their own death verdict.
I returned to The Netherlands and became a politician. I used to live in the Kanaleneiland district of Utrecht. During my years there, the district was transformed into a dangerous neighbourhood for non-Muslims. I have been robbed. On several occasions I had to run for safety. The same transformation happened in several cities in The Netherlands and other European countries where Islam settled. Europe is going through an Islamification process, which makes our continent less free and less safe.
Contrary to what many Westerners think, Islam, rather than a religion, is a totalitarian political ideology. It is an ideology because it aims for an Islamic state and wants to impose sharia on all of us. It is totalitarian because it is not voluntary: once you are in, you cannot get out. Unlike genuine religions, Islam also makes demands on non-Muslims. We, too, are marked for death if we criticise it.
For nine years I have been living under constant police protection. I live in a government safe house. I am driven every day to my office in an armoured police car. I have even lived in army barracks and prison cells just to be safe from assassins. I am threatened because I am a a critic of Islam.
Some critics will scoff, knowing that to do so puts them in no danger at all. It will make them seem more tolerant, and enable them to walk down the street in danger of nothing but praise from the like-minded.
Wilders’ life, though, is proof of at least part of his message. Here are just some of the security guidelines distributed to journalists covering the visit here of an elected Dutch political leader simply expressing a point of view:
To facilitate the required level of security and to ensure an enjoyable time for us all, you are kindly requested to familiarise yourself with the following notes and the T&Cs* applicable to the evening events. We understand that this are not everyday requirements, but are essential for the security of Mr Wilders and his staff.
1.) For most media opportunities we will send to you the location details the night before the event. The venue information is privileged and confidential and must not be made available for publication or made available to a third party prior to or during the event….
2.) Besides your ‘tools of trade’ only one small handbag is permitted into the venues… If you refuse to be screened, security will refuse entry.
4.) Immediately upon arrival on location please approach one of our security operatives. Kindly identify yourself with photo ID and the confirmed media accreditation and you will be given a location pass, please wear this visibly and return this to security when you leave the venue…
8.) Do not assume patrons and members have given permission to be filmed. Aside from Mr Wilders and our board members speaking from the podium, any other face on your recording must be pixelated, or the relevant frames deleted before broadcasting; unless you have received written permission from this person.
9.) As a security requirement, officers providing close personal protection for Mr Wilders will not allow persons to directly approach Mr Wilders without prior arrangement…
10.) All of the meetings/press conferences will be taken indoors in secure locations.Â We understand the desire to get ‘shots outside/movement shots’, but for security reasons this will not be possible.
If criticising Islam requires this much protection, there must be something to criticise.
Geert Wilders knows what Churchill knew a long time ago:
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!
Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property (either as a child, a wife, or a concubine) must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science (the science against which it had vainly struggled) the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the
civilisation of ancient Rome.”
From a reader:
Islam is TerrorÂ !!!
“How dare you besmirch one of the world’s great religions.”
Let me ask you something…How much do you know about Islam?Â I didn’t say, “Muslims.”Â I said, “Islam.”
If you can’t answer these few questions then your church, whatever it is, is failing you…and America.
Who wrote the Quran?Â _________________________
How many wives did he have? __________________________
How old was his youngest wife?Â __________________________
Who taught that dying while fighting “non-believers” would send you to paradise?________________
How many saints do Eastern Orthodox memorialize that died in battle?______________________
Which world religion commemorate saints, almost exclusively, for dying in battle?_______________
Who taught husbands to beat their wives if they are unruly?___________________________
Who taught to kill believers who change their mind and convert away?___________________
Who teaches that Islam’s founder should be emulated in every way?____________________
See, chances are you don’t know half the answers to these questions.Â Now, if there was such a thing as a world religion that was increasing in size at an amazing speed that taught such things–even in your neighborhood–who would you expect to be the first person to warn you about these people possibly harming you?Â Your member of congress, your senator?Â They must represent them in Washington.Â News media is afraid of being sued or simply isn’t religious enough to spot good religion from bad.Â That leaves your church.Â What is its excuse?
Islam turns men’s hearts to stone.Â It has turned many noble Arab people to animals.Â 4,345 US soldiers have died in Iraq alone (as of Sept. 09) just to bring some semblance of normalcy to this confused and religious Muslim people.Â Now we turn our attention to followers of Islam in Afghanistan.
Last week a whole town of “white Muslims” was discovered in Pakistan filled with white converts to Islam.Â Now they are alQaeda insurgents learning how to return to Germany to kill their fellow man there.
“Well, Orthodox don’t convert to Islam.”Â Yes they do.Â Do a google search onÂ Viacheslav Polosin or Cat Stevens.
Demand more from your church’s leadership.Â Get informed.