Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dutch Brace For Backlash Over Geert Wilders Film

The story of Geert Wilders new film is breaking into the mainstream. Of course, they refer to him as an "extreme right wing politician", but at least they are supporting his right to free speech.

From Sky News:

If I insult you, am I responsible for your violence?

It's a question being debated in the Netherlands this week as Dutch embassies around the world beef up their security ahead of the release of a film on the internet which allegedly insults the Koran. It's reported to show the Koran being torn up and otherwise desecrated.

The extreme right wing politician Geert Wilders has made the ten minute film promoting his belief that the Koran inspires people 'to do the worst things'. His views have inspired him to talk about a 'Tsunami of Islamisation' in Europe, for the Koran to be banned, and for Dutch Muslims to either give up their religion or leave the country.

These remarks have gained his party nine seats in the 150 seat parliament and himself a 24 hour police guard.

He needs it. The last Dutchman to make a film which angered some ended up with a knife in his chest attached to a note insulting Jews and Christians. Theo Van Gogh's murderer, an Islamist, also attempted to behead his victim in the street.

The violence of the Danish Cartoon protests of 2005 roared around the world and resulted in dozens of deaths. Now, hearing of the Wilders film, the Iranian Parliament has warned of 'extensive repercussions around the world' if it's shown

Mr Wilders has reacted by announcing he will delay release for two weeks and accepts he may have to leave the country. Dutch Embassies around the world have been put on alert and the Dutch counter terrorist services have held emergency meetings with the Government. Most politicians in the Netherlands believe Mr Wilders is being inflammatory and insulting, but are sticking to the principle of freedom of expression.

It could all come to nothing, but it could get ugly. The Grand Mufti of Syria accuses Mr Wilders of 'inciting wars and bloodshed and he will be responsible'.

This in effect means, 'it's your fault if I'm violent' which is an interesting argument but not one which would stand up in a court of law. If someone insults your family and you hit them you are still guilty of violent physical assault.

The law of the street might agree you did the right thing but few intelligent people can argue that the law of street is a good way to handle inter-communal relations. People who always react with violence to perceived and or real insults usually end up in prison or mental institutions.

He said it, not me.

Muslims who get insulted, to the point of violence, by words ... yes, they belong in a prison, or a mental instituion.


Anonymous said...


Muslims in Holland have set up an organisation are to sue Wilders and anyone else who offends them:

"The news comes, by the way, at a moment when one of the Netherlands’ best lawyer, Spong, has decided to take legal action against Wilders - after he was asked to do so by (Muslim) students - and Muslims have created an organization whose goal it is to “keep an eye on everything that’s said and written about Islam and Muslims, in order to take legal action when” they feel insulted.

Shorter: this movie should be aired, and Wilders should win his case in court (if it comes to that). If he doesn’t, we’re in big trouble. This isn’t about Wilders anymore, it’s about the freedom of speech and Muslim immigrants and their offspring showing that they really don’t understand what freedom is all about.

O, and to Muslims who support that organization: please leave this country. This issue makes me more angry than any other issue. My ancestors fought and died for the right to share their opinion. I will not sit by and let immigrants who refuse to integrate limit the freedom they fought for. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. I’m sure you’ll be welcome in Iran or Saudi Arabia."


Anonymous said...


Danish Muslim Party says Denmark will be Muslim country soon

Dansk Muslim Party says it will be biggest party of Denmark ''and it may be soon. First day after Turkey becomes EU member country - about one million 20-50 years old Muslims may move to Denmark? And after that Denmark will be a Muslim country? Be ready!''

Turkey's Leaders plan Muslim Europe at

MEANWHILE UK police show astonishing cultural insensitivity! Send them for diversity awareness training!

"A man has been charged with child cruelty after two teenage boys allegedly took part in a religious ceremony involving flagellation.

Syed Mustafa Zaidi, 43, of Station Road in Eccles, is due before magistrates in Manchester on Friday.

Greater Manchester Police said the charge relates to the treatment of two boys, aged 15 and 13, at a traditional Ashura ceremony.

The ceremony took place at a community centre in Levenshulme, police said. "


Anonymous said...

Why did Wilders agree to delay for 2 more weeks? That gives the Muslims and their dhimmi enablers 2 whole weeks to put up more roadblocks. This story has barely made it to the mainstream news. If they shut Wilders down it will disappear, free speech will have been defeated, and the Islamists will be left with a clear field. To say nothing of the chilling effect elsewhere. This needs to happen sooner rather than later.