With tanks to Atlas Shrugs
Â Â Â Â Â Â UNSPEAKABLE FOLLY!
Update: the news makes the rounds:
*Dutch protest Britain’s ban of controversial lawmaker Geert WildersÂ Boston HeraldÂ
*‘FITNA’ maker Geert Wilders banned from UKÂ WorldNet DailyÂ
*Dutch protest Britain’s ban of right-wing lawmakerÂ AP via Yahoo! NewsÂ
*Britain denying entry to far-right Dutch MPÂ AFP via Yahoo!Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Finger wagging Smith (what is it with the finger…?)
Churchill weeps.Â Here’s the letter from the dhimmi office of theÂ UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith (video of her here):
UK Border AgencyÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Mr Geert Wilders
For delivery via British Embassy in The Hague
Dear Mr Wilders
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the Secretary ofÂ Â
State is of the view that your presence in the UK would pose aÂ Â
genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat to one of theÂ Â
fundamental interests of society. The Secretary of State is satisfiedÂ Â
that your statements about Muslims and their beliefs, as expressed inÂ Â
your film Fitna and elsewhere, would threaten community harmony andÂ Â
therefore public security in the UK.
You are advised that should you travel to the UK and seek admissionÂ Â
an Immigration Officer will take into account the Secretary ofÂ Â
State’s view. If, in accordance with regulation 21 of the immigrationÂ Â
(European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, the Immigration Officer isÂ Â
statisfied that your exclusion is justified on grounds of publicÂ Â
policy and/or public security,Â you will be refused admission to theÂ Â
UK under regulation 19. You would have a right of appeal against anyÂ Â
refusal of admission, exercisable from outside the UK.
Irving N. Jones
On behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Home office, and Jacqui Smith is particular, has an ugly history of bending over and groveling at the behest of Islamic jihad, while;Â banning and silencing Jews and freedom lovers. Go here.
FITNA: THE MOVIE. England is denying Wilders entry to Great Britain for fear his arrival will disturb public safety? Note to Brits: It’s not Wilders you should be keeping out of England, it’s the Muslims that want to take over your country. Wilders is not your problem.
UK: GET RID OF YOUR COWARDLY SOCIALIST SCUM IN GOVERNMENT!
Real Â bad news from the US:
Prepare for the “Fairness” of Censorship
Free speech is simply a euphemism to those who would rule like despots. Nobody in his right state of mind listens to socialists spew their evil nonsense voluntarily. It therefore behooves the communist movement to first, juxtapose their drivel alongside the truth, and then simply allow only Marxist propaganda to be broadcast and printed. History bears this out time and again, but still, we do not learn from that history.
SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI):Â I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else â€” I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.Â [source]
More on Wilders:
Choosing One’s Enemies
by Baron Bodissey
Ah, Geert, you picked the wrong group of Semites to insult. If only you’d recommended gassing the Jews instead of banning the Koran, you could have got off with a slap on the wrist and a chump-change fine.Â Â Â Â
According toÂ NIS News: Â Chanting “Gas the Jews”: 30 Hours of Community Service
Wilders in Wonderland Â Â Â Â Â Â Must Read!
When Alice fell down a rabbit hole and embarked on her adventures in Wonderland, she discovered a thoroughly surreal environment in which the White Queen was able to advise the Mad Hatter that… “quite often subjects are punished before they commit a crime, rather than after, and sometimes they do not even commit it at all.”
Welcome to Wonderland, Mr Wilders, where Holland’s sober lawmakers appear intent on out-fantasizing Lewis Carroll on acid. The fact that they are hell-bent on subjecting Geert Wilders to a criminal prosecution is more than just absurd. It is insane. Totally, utterly and mind-bendingly insane.
Take a look at a criminal photo-file log book. The faces glowering out at you are uniformly suited to violence and mayhem; the close set eyes, the curious haircuts and the ubiquitous facial tattoos sympathetically framing the studded visage.
Mr Wilders does not look like such a criminal to me. I suppose he could possibly be a white-collar embezzler but he lacks the lean and hungry look of the rapacious city banker, (many of whom, I understand, are still at large).
If one uses one’s imagination it is not entirely impossible to picture an ancestral Wilders doppelganger storming up a Kent beach with his fellow Vikings, blond mane flowing over his animal-skinned jerkin, battle-axe at the ready, his mind aflame with rape, pillage and destruction.
But the 2009 version of Geert Wilders is not intent on taking over a foreign land. Today, he is simply defending his own land against a new generation of foreign destroyers, pillagers and rapists. And for this he is smeared as a criminal by his very own countrymen.
It is a very curious state of affairs when a man can be indicted for detailing the revolting behaviour of a third party group, but this, in effect, is just what has happened. Wilders’ filmÂ FitnaÂ does not offer a personal running commentary heaping vilification and abuse upon the heads of the followers of Mohammed.
He allows them to harvest vilification all by themselves. A photo opportunity inciting a variety of hatreds is the Achilles heel of many imams, who view such behaviour as a mere exercise in Islamic public relations. But when these images are combined with the hate-filled words of the Koran, then Islam manages to indict Islam itself via a magnificent lack of self-awareness. Bearing in mind that “petard” was a small bomb designed to break down fortifications, the religious ideology that promotes self-detonation may find itself thus ironically hoist.
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According to Gates of Vienna’s correspondent “VH” who hasÂ translatedÂ the Amsterdam Court documents, Wilders will face two charges, the first being the incitement of religious or racial hatred in contravention of the Dutch Penal Code, Article 137d.
The prosecution will find itself on a very sticky wicket here. No doubt Mr Wilders will have expert witnesses on hand who will dissect Koranic scripts and jihadist video footage. It matters not what the prosecutors wish, the only ideology in the dock will be that of Islam, not that of Dutch “fascism” no matter how many collaborative spin-meisters the sympathetic liberal media utilise in an attempt to prove otherwise.
The second likely charge Mr Wilders will face is that of the positively Orwellian soundingÂ “insult of a group of people because of their race, their religion or belief, or their hetero- or homosexual nature or their physical, mental, or intellectual disabilities.”Â Which is a contravention of the Dutch Penal Code, Article 137c.
No doubt this fantastical piece of legislation was partially designed to clamp down on comparisons between Islam and the Nazis, which Mr Wilders does when he encourages people to read and compare the Koran and Mein Kampf, after which they may draw their own conclusions as to the humanitarian philosophies of the respective authors.
This may also turn out be something of an embarrassment for the embattled prosecution. After all, who or what am I describing here?
“My ideology believes in world domination. My ideology wishes to eradicate the Jews. My ideology believes the three mainstays for women are children, the local religious establishment and the kitchen. My ideology believes in organised violence and fear to advance our agenda. My leader is a prophet and his followers work on the Fuhrerprinzip. If you disagree I will kill you, along with the homosexuals.”
In the event that Geert Wilders should be found guilty ofÂ “insulting a belief” Â how will that square with the reflexive leftist accusation of Nazi! toward a man or group of men who would once have fought against Hitler, but today fight against Islam and for freedom of speech? Or indeed, membership of a religion that attracts the term “infidel” or “kuffar.” A legal precedent is a legal precedent. Are the liberal/left not aware of this?
Taking an optimistic view on the probable Wilders trial does not mean all is well. Wilders could still lose, even if it were a pyrrhic victory for the prosecution, but Wilders, brave as he is, is still only one man.
What the Dutch authorities (in cahoots with EU authorities) are doing is ensuring the selective ending of free speech. I say selective, because under existing criminal legislation most Mosques throughout EuropeÂ shouldÂ need a conveyor belt to shuttle the new imams through the front door as the manacled ex-imams, convicted not only of sedition but also the incitement of hatred against Jews, Christians, women and homosexuals, are shuttled out through the back.
This is not the case, of course. As the EU so delicately puts it, some are more equal than others:
“Insults, slander, defamation and contempt” are sub category crimes against the open category crime of “offences against personal liberty, dignity and otherprotectedÂ interests, including racism and xenophobia.”
Islam, by dint of being a minority religion is a protected interest, whilst Mr Wilders, despite being one in a million, is the majority of one, and therefore an unprotected interest. In his own country. Dear God, what has the liberal/left come to?
Geert Wilders is our modern day Winston Churchill, he who railed at the deaf and blind politicians of the late ’20s and early ’30s as to the swelling danger one particular “ism” posed to Europe, just as Wilders does today.
There is one crucial difference however. The ’30s politicians were not on Hitler’s side, they did not actively seek to colonise their country with Nazi followers and nor did they attempt to imprison Churchill.
Can one compare Churchill and Nazism with Wilders and Islamism? Liberals would probably disagree, but liberals need a few basic lessons in reality. Islam is war with Europe. Right now. Today.
It is easy to tell if you are at war. The leaders of the other side encourage their foot soldiers to invade you, kill you, take your territory, impose their religion and culture upon you and rape your women.
It is equally easy to tell if you are losing a war. The other side succeeds in invading you, killing you, taking your territory, imposing their religion and culture upon you, raping your women, and most importantly, seizing control of the political apparatus to advance their cause whilst denying resistance.
Which is why Wilders is being criminalised for pointing this out.
When Churchill toured the country during the Blitz, his tin hat was not there to ward off attacks from crazed air-raid wardens, Methodists or Mancunians; but Geert Wilders’ metaphorical tin hat, aka his 24 hour security, is absolutely necessary to defend himself against Islamic assassins.
It is a sobering thought that Wilders, in ostensibly a time of peace, is more exposed to assassination than Churchill in a time of war, but with previous Dutch critics of Islam permanently silenced, we really are only ostensibly at peace.
There are plenty of Dutchmen who understand this. The Perth property market in Australia is virtually reliant on them. Faced with their purported leaders’ casual acceptance of Sharia Law for Holland in the not too distant future, Dutchmen are flying out. It is estimated that a full 4% of middle class Dutch aged 25-45 are legging it every year.
Within 20 years they will have all left, and they are the tax paying backbone of Holland. Their replacement? The jubilant Jihadists, if they get their way, which seems likely if only by demographic growth, a scenario most demographers project.
When the Germans finally began Blitzkrieging their way across Europe, everyone got behind Churchill. In Holland, faced with Islamic defeat â€” which is what Piet Hein Donner’s acceptance of Sharia Law actually means â€” the leaders attempt to silence resistance.
The idea that fellow Europeans, indeed fellow Dutchmen, have deliberately imported and protected an alien and totally unassimilable culture whose core ideology is the antithesis of the liberal democracy that is Holland, would have Alice in need of Prozac rather than a nice cup of tea, such is the manifest insanity of it all.
To take it one stage further, to admit our future is Islamic and to then enact a lunatic law whose sole intention is shut down the freedom of expression of Geert Wilders, and others like him, in order to muzzle their warnings of an ideology that threatens the total and utter destruction of our way of life, is not just normal liberal lunacy. These politicians are guilty of treason.
If the prosecution team find Wilders guilty, it will be a massive victory for those who wish to destroy us. Without freedom of speech it becomes infinitely harder, especially in Europe, to advance a serious resistance. And not just with regard to Islam, but anything, literally anything you may believe in, that our rulers would rather you did not.
It is imperative that everyone does something, no matter how little, to ensure the traitors’ class who currently run Europe are made to realise they are not just up against one lone man, albeit with a Samsonesque head of hair, but thousands upon thousands of ideologically similar people who stand full square behind him.
Geert Wilders is not the criminal here. It is our criminal, quisling, treacherous rulers who deserve such a mantle. Indeed they deserve a great deal more. The treason laws and treason penalties were enacted for a reason, something our rulers should bear in mind when they view the ever-growing public anger they seem intent on stoking.
Gates of ViennaÂ is one of a handful of sites staging a serious and growing resistance to the lunacies our rulers wish to force upon us, and is now joined by a new movement calledÂ The International Free Press SocietyÂ or IFPS, which everybody should read, support and promote.
Established by journalist and historian Lars Hedegaard and nationally syndicated journalist and authorÂ Diana West, IFPS has a roll call of eminent thinkers as itsadvisorsÂ not to mention aÂ boardÂ made up of people whose commitment to truth, decency and freedom cannot be questioned.
IFPS deserves to become a household name in its fight to preserve the society many currently take for granted in the West, but which is, in reality, only a couple of decades fromÂ “Change We Really Don’t Want To Believe In.”
So do your bit and spread the word.