Pat Condell in Defense of Wilders

“If I talked about Muslims the way their holy book talks about me, I’d be arrested for hate speech”

The comedian turned activist Pat Condell in an impassioned plea for sanity in the Dutch judiciary inquisition, who are about to kill Geert Wilders in a classic “Truth is No Defense” Kafkaesque trial:


“You’re not allowed to insult anyone’s beliefs in the Netherlands, even if those beliefs insult you and everything you stand for.”

“Whenever we heard the words ‘human rights’ in connection with Islam, we’re about to be confronted with another piece of ugly opportunism that spits in the face of genuine human rights and insults everyone’s intelligence.”

“What kind of justice system is it where the truth is inadmissible as evidence?”

“You’re being chewed up and spat out, is what’s happening to you people. Look at what you’re doing: you’re prosecuting a man who is under twenty-four hour protection from attack by violent Muslim, yet he’s the criminal for expressing an opinion. Lewis Carroll couldn’t have written this one any better.”

“Nobody should be compelled to respect an ideology that doesn’t respect them. And Islam respects nobody. It claims dominion. Respect doesn’t come into it. You submit. That’s the deal.”

“This is a dark hour for the Netherlands. There’s no doubt about that. And it’s also kind of a watershed moment for the rest of Europe. We’ll all be watching now to see how this turns out. If these charges succeed, we’ll know the dike has been breached, and it’s the beginning of the end of justice as we know it in Europe, and the beginning of creeping Sharia, or, injustice as we know it.”

“The truth is sometimes offensive. There’s no doubt about that. But that doesn’t make it any less true.”

Pat Condell discusses the Wilders case and the Islamic initiative against free speech at the United Nations.

One thought on “Pat Condell in Defense of Wilders”

Comments are closed.