Q-Society Press Release–Melbourne, 4 February 2013 -
Q Society of Australia Inc. is excited about the forthcoming Australian tour of The Hon Geert Wilders MP.
Over the weekend there has been some media and online attention about certain groups planning street protests for and against Islam.
Q Society of Australia would like to make it clear that we are the only organisation involved with Mr. Wilders visit. Any anti-Islam protests or demonstrations are not associated with Q Society in any way. We are an educational-based organisation seeking to inform and share knowledge, not to protest and cause disruption. Our charter is to help inform and educate the Australian public about Islam, which is still very poorly understood.
The discussion is about a religious and socio-political ideology, not biology.
Mr Wilders has distanced himself very clearly in the Dutch media on Sunday from what he describes as “racist idiots” who only seek to abuse his visit.
Q Society and Geert Wilders distance themselves from any white supremacism and racism in all forms; as we distance ourselves from all groups advocating violence.
The spokesman of Q Society, Mr Andrew Horwood, hopes that all Australians, on either side of the discussion about Islam, will act in a sensible and appropriate fashion and refrain from any display of violence, racism or intimidation.
After the deadly attacks on the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn and the Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh, as well as multiple death threats against himself, Mr Wilders now lives and travels under special 24/7 security arrangement.
Australians interested to attend the public events with Mr Wilders in Melbourne, Perth or Sydney can register online at www.qevent.org or call 1300 023 287.
General admission tickets sell for $66 with a limited number of concession seats still available at $33 for aged pensioners, TPI and DVA gold card holders.
Since 2004, Geert Wilders has been living under round the clock police protection because his life is 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.
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.