Friday, October 16, 2009

Wilders Descends on the UK: Muslims Keen to Prove His Point

Following a Court verdict earlier this week pronouncing Geert Wilders' ban from Britain by the Labour Government invalid, Wilders finally descended on the United Kingdom this afternoon.

He was admitted into the country without a hitch.

Some thirty Muslim radicals - in the BBC article herebelow lovingly refered to as "young Muslims" - picketed the venue where Wilders originally was to have a press conference in the presence of his host, UK Independence Party's Lord Pearson of Rannoch. The meeting was in fact held elsewhere.

The protestors must have endeared themselves at once to the nation, the living proof of Wilders' point: they carried placards demanding "Sharia in the UK", "Sharia in Holland", assuring that "Islam is Superior", "Wilders Go To Hell", and those more inclined to the victimhood strategy carrying the ad hominem "Wilders Coward".

The demo in the vicinity of the Houses of Parliament drew quite a bit of media attention. 

Wilders will discuss with his host when and where he will have an opportunity to show and debate his anti Islam film "Fitna". Wilders would show the short movie in February, but he was banned and was refused admittance to the country by the Labour Government.

Read all about it in this BBC article:

BBC: "Wilders' world of protest and publicity"

After successfully overturning a ban on his presence in the country, Geert Wilders was never going to slip quietly into the UK.

The controversial Dutch politician sent a text message to Associated Press as he cleared customs at Heathrow to ensure the world's media had got the message.

But even he cannot have anticipated the scenes waiting for him in Westminster, as he swept into a side street opposite the Houses of Parliament.

His plan to stage an open-air news conference around the corner on College Green had to be abandoned when about 40 protesters arrived on the scene chanting "Wilders go to hell" and waving placards saying "Sharia for the Netherlands" and "Islam will be superior". (...) >>>


- "Geert Wilders: Persona Non Grata in Britain"
- "Geert Wilders: Let Them Eat Grits! (update)"
- "Wilders Calls for World Wide First Amendment"
- "Banned From Britain"
- "In Defence of Liberty" (file)


Robert Spencer: "Enemies of free speech yet again: Muslim students at Temple University attempt to shut down Wilders event"

The Organization of the Islamic Conference is attempting to shut down free speech worldwide, as we have noted here many times. We've also noted many times that the thuggish Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations is likewise no friend of free speech, and rather than meet its opponents in free and open debate, attempts to silence and defame them. And now the Muslim Brotherhood entity known as the Muslim Students Association is doing the same thing, or trying to, to Geert Wilders at Temple University. (...)

The Temple Muslim Students Association is attempting to shut down the scheduled appearance of Geert Wilders on Oct. 20. As part of its Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, and its campaign to Stop the Campus War Against Israel and the Jews, the David Horowitz Freedom Center is sponsoring appearances by Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders at Temple and Columbia universities (Oct. 20 and 21). The Muslim Students Association has issued a statement condemning the event and calling on the Temple Administration to close it down. The David Horowitz Freedom Center statement follows (...) >>>


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