But not without a huge stinker from Gillards immigration spokesturd Chris BOWEN:
Â “GEERT Wilders is wrong. His views are offensive. To read his writings is to be struck by their ignorance and their wrongheaded views of other people’s beliefs.”
Â What an ignorant asshole. To think that such Â mental flatlinersÂ are ruling over us! Â Think Bowen ever cracked open a Koran? Who does he think he is, a mufti?
Â Bolt: Â
Chris Bowen would have betrayed our principles of free speech to simply shut out someone whose views he doesn’t like (and now attacks without actually rebutting):
Nothing to gain from Wilders ban
IMMIGRATION Minister Chris Bowen will not block the visit of Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, claiming Australia is robust enough to withstand his strong anti-Islamist views just weeks after rioters caused chaos in the Sydney CBD.
The ABC palace eunuchs are having a meltdown:
- Australia Censors Free Speech Stalls Visa Application for Geert …
- Anti-Islam politician sparks visa debate –
- Australia’s Labor traitors welcome Islamic savages; deny Geert …
- Jihadis get visas to enter Australia; their opponents, not so much …
- The Grendel Report: Will Geert Wilders Be Denied a Visa to Australia?
- ‘Hateful’ Islam critic Geert Wilders wants visa to speak in Australia …
Writing in The Australian today, Mr Bowen says Mr Wilders is wrong and his views are offensive. “To read his writings is to be struck by their ignorance and their wrong-headed views of other people’s beliefs,” Mr Bowen says.
“Offensive” to an ignorant, clueless Labor stooge, drunk with power. Or to Muslims? Â Geert Wilders has a great knowledge of Islam, he’s standing up for his country, he loves his country, he loves his culture and he’s standing up for it, and we ask the Australian politicians to do exactly the same.
Mr Wilders is the founder and leader of the Party for Freedom in The Netherlands and he has campaigned to stop what he claims is the “Islamisation” of his country. His strong views saw him charged in The Netherlands with incitement to hatred and discrimination but he was acquitted in June last year.
Mr Wilders is scheduled to give two speeches in Australia this month and he applied for a visa in August. Members of his staff and police assigned to protect him received visas within three days but Mr Wilders has been waiting until now.
Here’s a nasty little Â hit-job from the ABC dhimmies:
Mr Wilders’s visit comes amid simmering tensions in Australia’s Muslim community, whose leaders came out in force two weeks ago to condemn rioters who turned a pro-Islam rally in central Sydney into a running battle with police.
The demonstration on September 15 was organised to protest against a US-made anti-Islamic YouTube film Innocence of Muslims. It turned ugly, with police forced to use pepper spray on rioters. Strike force McAllister, set up to investigate the protest, so far has charged eight men and three youths with 25 offences including assaulting police, affray, rioting, malicious wounding, possessing offensive weapons and throwing missiles. The Muslim protest was sparked by an angry SMS that went viral, calling on those of the faith to “defend Muhammad’s honour”.
The march, which made news around the world after a boy was photographed carrying a sign calling for those who insulted the prophet to be beheaded, had focused the nation’s attention on the more radical elements of the Islamic community.
In his piece today, the minister says it has been accurately reported in recent weeks that Mr Wilders has applied for a visa to undertake speaking engagements in Australia.
“Mr Wilders is a provocateur who no doubt revels in the spotlight and would like nothing more than to be denied entry to Australia and garner his cause more attention,” Mr Bowen says.
No. Wilders is a patriot who is rightly concerned about his country, his culture and civilisation, jerk.Â
“I have decided not to intervene to deny him a visa because I believe that our democracy is strong enough, our multiculturalism robust enough and our commitment to freedom of speech entrenched enough that our society can withstand the visit of a fringe commentator from the other side of the world,” Mr Bowen says.
He says the way to deal with extremist commentators like Mr Wilders is to defeat his ideas with the force of arguments and not by denying him entry into Australia.
“Mr Wilders and people who agree with him are very simply wrong in their beliefs. But in a democracy such as Australia’s, you are entitled to be wrong, as long as you don’t vilify people or encourage and incite violence.
I’m glad this Labor prop remembers that we are not living in a dictatorship yet.
“This man, like others who have visited Australia on speaking tours, are subject to Australian law.”
Mr Bowen strongly rejects claims the recent violence in Sydney was a symptom of multiculturalism. “These violent protesters do not represent Islam or multiculturalism. They represent thuggery,” he says.
Its up to you to stop them, Bowen. Do something about it!