The Pro Cologne citizens’ movement announces more prominent speakers to theÂ anti-IslamisierungskongressÂ of 8Â to 10May in Cologne: From New York is the well-known conservative journalist Pamela Geller (photo with Robert Spencer) arriving from Denmark, the Wilders-confidante Lars Hedegaard and registered in Belgium, the chief of theÂ Brussels Journal,Â Paul Belien.Â Still not quite sure is the participation of U.S. writer Robert Spencer.
Pamela Geller (USA)
The journalist/ blogger fromÂ Atlas ShrugÂ from New York published comments of well-known conservative figures and islam critical reports.Geller was co-editor of theÂ New York ObserverÂ and now writes for the Israel National NewsÂ Arutz Sheva.Â HerÂ blog is based on the novel “Atlas Shrugged” byÂ Ayn RandÂ who is the most important philosopher in the history of mankind.
Lars Hedegaard (Denmark)
The Danish author Lars Hedegaard (photo next to Geert Wilders) has in 2008 together with the illustrator of the Mohammed caricatures Kurt Westergaard an Islamic critical book published in Denmark for a lot of attention, and consequently his well-respected daily column in the Danish newspaperÂ Berlingske TidendeÂ had to quit.Â The 67-year-old journalist is seen as a champion of freedom of expression and as a close confidant of Dutch Islam critic Geert Wilders.Hedegaard operates withÂ www.sappho.dkÂ one of the largest Danish blogs.
Paul Belien (Belgium)
The 50-year-old Flemish journalistÂ Paul Belien(photo) is founder of the conservative websiteÂ Brussels Journal,Â which is critical of Belgium and the EU interest.Â Belien points out that the task consisted of a journalist, freedom and a sincere search for the truth to defend.Â His critical attitude towards Muslim immigrants from North Africa brought him into disrepute.
Robert Spencer (USA)
The 47-year-old American writer and scholar of religionÂ Robert SpencerÂ is known to PI readers mainly through his websiteÂ Jihad Watch,Â which deals with the violent Islamization of the West based on actual examples and addressing Â critical comments.Â Spencer believes that Islam is due to its link with the life of Mohammed more prone to violence than other religions.The Jihad as a central duty of every Muslim is, whether as internal struggle with himself – or by the growing radicalization – an increasingly violent struggle against the infidels.Â Spencer makes no distinction between peaceful and violent Muslims because Islam Â in itself is an intolerant and violent ideology in the guise of of religion.
(Some translation corrections by sheik yer’mami)