SITA is launching a major offensive against the Dutch court of appeals, in an effort to exonerate Geert Wilders.
SITA, in French, stands for "Sensibilsation à l'Islam Tous Azimuts", in English, "Islam Awareness In All Directions". The organization is international, though French based, and uses the methods of Amnesty International to make its point. SITA believes that e-mail petitions are useless, and prefers instead the snail mail method which they say has proved its effectiveness (in fact, the "snowball" effect).
To this end, they have provided (both in French and in English), two form letters, one using the fighting words of Winston Churchill, the other using the cinema of Charles Chaplin, as bases for demonstrating to the Dutch court the gravity of the false charges against Wilders and the foresight of both Churchill and Chaplin with regard to Islam and Nazism.
Having read through the SITA Amnesty site, I really think it is much better if you do the same, rather than for me to reproduce their texts and their numerous (and necessary) links.
However, here is the text of their form letter (which of course you don't have to use - you can make up your own) based on the words of Churchill. I have retained their text, but made a few minor editorial modifications:
Geert “Winston” Wilders, Dutch deputy fighting Islamo-Fascism, is prosecuted by dhimmis because he is warning European people against Islamo-Fascism with his movie Fitna. Dhimmis harassing him obviously have a defective memory.
Let’s remember, and let us remember them, that both Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler had the same opinion about Islam : a totalitarian and violent religion. Churchill denounced and warned about that ideology, while Hitleradmired it.
Today Winston Churchill, the most stalwart anti-Nazi, would be arrested in Holland for incitement to hate and racism whereas Hitler would be free to promote Islam and recruit muslims into his Nazi party unmolested.
As reported by the BBC Dutch court has ordered prosecutors to put elected politician Geert Wilders on trial for making anti-Islamic statements.
“The Amsterdam appeals court has ordered the prosecution of member of parliament Geert Wilders for inciting hatred and discrimination, based on comments by him in various media on Muslims and their beliefs,” the court said in a statement.
“The court also considers appropriate criminal prosecution for insulting Muslim worshippers because of comparisons between Islam and Nazism made by Wilders,” it added.
Things have moved to the worst since Europe defeated Nazism in 1945.
Winston Churchill, the most prominent European fighting Nazi tyranny, had this to say about Islam :
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!
Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.
The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.
Far from being moribund, Islam is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”
(Sir Winston Churchill)
Nazi leader Himmler had this to say about Islam:
“Muslims responded to the call of Muslim leaders and joined our side because of their hatred of our joint Jewish-English-Bolshevik enemies, and because of their belief and respect for, above all — Our Fuehrer.”
In his memoirs Albert Speer wrote about Hitler’s enamour of Islam, reporting a discussion which captures Hitler’s effusive praise for Islam:
“…a religion that believed in spreading the faith by the sword and subjugating all nations to that faith. Such a creed was perfectly suited to the Germanic temperament.”
Hitler, according to Speer’s account, repeatedly expressed the conviction that:
“The Mohammedan religion…would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?”
Churchill likened Islamist terrorism to Nazism:
“In truth though, just as the British stoicism recalls the same from 65 years ago, so too, there is a deep and instructive similarity between the Nazis and the Islamic-fascist forces that attacked then and attack today. The fact of the matter is that even more important than invoking the famous British “stiff upper lip,” to fight this current war to victory requires understanding and accepting the similarities between the Nazis and the Arab-Islamic terrorist armies.”
Geert Wilders, among many others, likened the Koran to Mein Kampf:
Jihad means “personal(supposedly) struggle”.
Mein Kampf means “my struggle”.
During WWII, Muslims themselves, when they were completely free to make their own choice, did choose the Nazi side :
Now, as for the Action itself, please read carefully their instructions. Note that they provide links to show that e-mail petitions are not effective, and that snail mail is; they tell you how to print their letter, how to add a cartoon from the Coranix website, what additional pages you can add (for example a chapter from the well-known 1923 book on Islam by André Servier). Then they provide the very important links to the names of the prosecutors (Gerard Spong, for example), the address of the court of appeals (with a warning to use the "postbus" address), and finally the the postal address of the Dutch Minister of Justice .
You can send letters to one or to all of the individuals listed. You may even know of some people not listed here. And you can register your action at the Sitathon website to encourage more to do as you have done.
So, if you are interested, please read through these two English-language form letters and the instructions that accompany each:
Winston Churchill form letter
Charles Chaplin form letter
Those of you who prefer the French version have only to go to the above sites, and click the French flag at the top.
French readers can read about the genesis of SITA at this web page. Many of you will recall the very popular website France-Echos that went under sometime in 2007. It did not close down because of discouragement or for want of readership, but from constant hacking that resulted in a total loss of the archives. Many of those who wrote at France-Echos, and like-minded bloggers, can still be found on the web, in particular at SITA,Coranix, and Bivouac-Id.
I hope I got all of the above information right. SITA has numerous links, both to its own branches and special functions, and to other sites. It is a great resource for those of you who want to find out just about everything there is to know about Islam in France. Some of it is in English.
And I certainly hope we can help Wilders.