Has Denmark caved and banned Dutch MP Geert Wilders? Wilders, you will recall, caused an international furore when he made the film ‘Fitna’, which exposes the violence at the heart of Islam.
Britain shamefully banned Wilders – now reports are coming in that Denmark has done the same and cancelled a conference on free speech to which Wilders was invited by the Danish People’s Party.
The conference was scheduled for February, then delayed until June, the Copenhagen Post reports: “But now, according to information received by Berlingske Tidende newspaper, the conference has been delayed again because of government’s concern over Geert Wilders.”
The Danish Foreign Ministry fears Muslims will not attend a climate conference in Denmark if Wilders is permitted to warn about the dangers of Islam at the free-speech conference.
But let’s recall just what happened when Britain banned Wilders. Wilders had been invited to screen Fitna at the House Of Lords. Problems only arose after several Muslim pressure groups approached Lord Ahmed, a Muslim peer. Ahmed then threatened to ‘mobilise’ ten thousand Muslims ‘in protest’ if Wilders was allowed to set foot in the House of Commons.
Much to the disbelief and anger of millions of Brits, home secretary Jacqui Smith caved – and banned Wilders from entering the UK. Oh, and one more detail: a mere two weeks earlier, Wilders was in Britain. Clearly the only thing that changed in the intervening fourteen days was the temper tantrum thrown by Lord Ahmed.
Let’s also note that for the past few years, Wilders has been living under the shadow of the ‘fatwa’ issued; numerous Muslim death threats, in fact, have been hurled his way. He has to change addresses every few days and has a 24 hour guard.
Yet the British border agency said it was Wilders who threatened harmony and public security!
France has also shown itself to be a nation of Dhimmis. The French Association for the Defense of Human Rights announced that it wanted the authorities to prosecute Wilders for “hate speech.”
‘hate speech’??? All Wilders did was cite the Quran.
Happily, there are still some places on this planet that are willing to stand up to Islam. In April, Wilders received a free-speech award from the Florida Security Council at the group’s Free Speech Summit, where he explained precisely what Islam is and isn’t:
“The take-over of Europe is part of the global fight of Islam for world domination. Islam is not a religion. It is a political ideology. Islam’s heart lies in the Quran. The Quran is a book that calls for hatred, violence, murder, terrorism, war and submission. The Quran calls upon Muslims to kill non-Muslims. The Quran describes Jews as monkeys and pigs. Churchill compared the Quran to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. The core of the problem with the Quran is twofold. First, the commands in the Quran are not limited by place or time, they apply for all time, to all Muslims. Second, the Quran is Allah’s personal word. That leaves no room for interpretation.
Therefore, there is no such thing as a moderate Islam. Of course, there are many moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam. As the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan once put it, “There is no moderate Islam, Islam is Islam.”
As if to affirm Wilders’ depiction of Islam, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)demanded that Florida’s state Rep. Adam Hasner, who co-hosted the event, resign his post as Republican leader in the Sunshine State’s House of Representatives.
Note: CAIR was an unindicted coconspirator in the federal government’s successful prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development for its funding the terror group Hamas.