Thursday, February 26, 2009

Guess What? Wilders = Al Qaeda!

Today's exploits of a European defender of liberty in Washington:

FrontPage: "Defiant Wilders", by Jacob Laksin

(...) “Formally, I’m on trial, but actually free-speech is on trial,” he told Front Page when asked about the pending case, which could mean a two-year jail sentence if he is convicted. It’s a typically media savvy sound bite that has the added advantage of being true. Agree or disagree with him about the distinctive dangers of Islam – and most Dutch, according to recent polls, share his suspicions that Islam is incompatible with the country’s liberal and democratic traditions – Wilders may be prosecuted for nothing more than expressing an opinion.

For the Dutch appeals court, that opinion is so “insulting for Muslims that it is in the public interest to prosecute Wilders.” In the United States, where the First Amendment holds, such a ruling would not pass the laugh test, let alone proceed to trial. In the Netherlands, it may yet cost Wilders his freedom. To add insult to legal injury, there is the recent unpleasantness in the UK. (...) >>>

Atlas Shrugs obtained a copy of the letter the UK's Embassador's chauffeur handed to Wilders.

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) made a video juxtapositioning Wilders' appearance on O'Reilly with a debate in the House of Lords on Wilders being barred from entering the UK.

The moral inversion today gets full circle: Wilders = blond terror! This is how it works! Facts are irrelevant, reality is silly putty ... read this piece of irrational racism which passes unchallenged by the old media (oops, almost fell into the same trap there - prayers, facial fungus and religious persuasion aren't race specific - the irrational part though, stands!):

CNN/AC360: "This foreign element does not speak Arabic. He does not pray five times a day. He does not have a beard. He is not even a Muslim. He is Geert Wilders, a Member of Parliament from a right-wing party in the Netherlands. Why he’s so interested in amplifying Osama bin Laden’s message that Islam promotes violence and division I don’t know. (...) >>>

On a lighter note: Wilders meets John Bolton at the CPAC ... Atlas has the scoop (go, Girl!): "We discussed freedom of speech, the deteriorating situation in Sarajevo and Kosovo (bad and getting worse), the worsening situation in Europe, Wilders' legal case in The Netherlands."

Islam in Action has another great video of Geert on Tuesday evening after a private screening for ACT for America in discussion with viewers. They also have more on a spot of bother Senator Jon Kyl had with the rage-boys of CAIR.


- Wilders Calls for World Wide First Amendment
- Wilders Hits US Talk Show Circuit
- Geert Goes to Washington DC ... and Stays Put
- Why Multiculturalism is Racist and Evil
- A Treasure Trove of Treason
- Liberty be Damned!
- Live Blogging "Geert Goes to London" and Back ...
- Geert Wilders: Let Them Eat Grits!
- Geert Wilders: Persona Non Grata in Britain

- Filed on Articles in "In Defense of Liberty" -


an ex-apprentice said...

"Oh wait, it just got worse ... this passes in silence: Atlas Shrugs breaking the news that Jackboot Smith "came under fire last night for allowing a radical Lebanese propagandist with links to the extremist group Hezbollah to enter Britain"

Miss C,
The link in this story refers to the story in the Mail of 28/2/08. I can find no record of a decision having been yet taken on Moussawi's proposed visit next month.

Cassandra said...

Apologies, ex apprentice: should have checked. Will amend story acrdngly.

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