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Speech delivered by Geert Wilders, producer of movie
"Fitna" in New York on February 23, 2009
Sacrificer Geert Wilders
Sacrifice code wfor0424
Sacrifice date February 23, 2009
Speech delivered by Geert Wilders, producer of movie "Fitna"
in New York on February 23, 2009
Enclosed herewith please find the speech delivered by Geert Wilders, Dutch
Member of Parliament and the Producer of movie "Fitna" at Four
Seasons Hotel in New York on February 23, 2009. In this move, Mr. Wilders
has called the Koran a "fascist book" and says it should be
Please circulate it widely and expose the malicious designs of far-left
zealots masquerading as humanists and radical islamists strutting around
as peaceful and law-abiding citizens.
February 25, 2009
Wilders: "Our enemies should know: we will never apologize for being
free men, we will never bow for the combined forces of Mecca and the left"
Here is Geert Wilders' speech at the Four Seasons in New York on February
Thank you very much for inviting me. And - to the immigration authorities
- thank you for letting me into this country. It is always a pleasure
to cross a border without being sent back on the first plane.
Today, the dearest of our many freedoms is under attack all throughout
Europe . Free speech is no longer a given. What we once considered a natural
element of our existence, our birth right, is now something we once again
have to battle for.
As you might know, I will be prosecuted, because of my film Fitna, my
remarks regarding Islam, and my view concerning what some call a 'religion
of peace'. A few years from now, I might be a criminal.
Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most pressing issue; I gave
up my freedom four years ago. I am under full-time police protection ever
since. The real question is: will free speech be put behind bars? And
the larger question for the West is: will we leave Europe's children the
values of Rome , Athens and Jerusalem , or the values of Mecca , Teheran
and Gaza ?
This is what video blogger Pat Condell said in one of his latest you
tube appearances. He says: "If I talked about Muslims the way their
holy book talks about me, I'd be arrested for hate speech." Now,
Mr Condell is a stand-up comedian, but in the video he is dead serious
and the joke is on us. Hate speech will always be used against the people
defending the West - in order to please and appease Muslims. They can
say whatever they want: throw gays from apartment buildings, kill the
Jews, slaughter the infidel, destroy Israel , jihad against the West.
Whatever their book tells them.
Today, I come before you to warn of a great threat. It is called Islam.
It poses as a religion, but its goals are very worldly: world domination,
holy war, sharia law, the end of the separation of church and state, slavery
of women, the end of democracy. It is NOT a religion, it is an political
ideology. It demands your respect, but has no respect for you.
There might be moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam. Islam
will never change, because it is built on two rocks that are forever,
two fundamental beliefs that will never change, and will never alter.
First, there is the Quran, Allah's personal word, uncreated, forever,
with orders that need to be fulfilled regardless of place or time. And
second, there is al-insal al-kamil, the perfect man, Muhammad the role
model, whose deeds are to be imitated by all Muslims. And since Muhammad
was a warlord and a conqueror we know what to expect. Islam means submission,
so there cannot be any mistake about it's goal. That's a given. It's fact.
This is Europe 2009. Muslim settlers calling for our destruction, and
free speech on trial. All this is the outcome of a sick and evil ideology,
the ideology that is weakening us, the surrender ideology of cultural
relativism. It believes that all cultures are equal, and therefore Islam
deserves an equal place in the West. It is their duty, the left thinks,
to facilitate Islam. This way the cultural relativists paradise comes
within reach and we will all be happy, and sing kumbaya.
The forces of Islam couldn't agree more. Islam being facilitated by government
is their agenda too. But they see it as jizya, the money dhimmis pay in
order not to be killed or raped by their Muslim masters. Therefore, they
happily accept the welfare cheque or the subsidies for their mosque or
the money governments donate to their organizations.
This is just one example of cultural relativists and Muslim settlers
having the same agenda. There is another. Islam considers itself a religion
and therefore we are not permitted to criticize it. The left agrees. Although
it hated Christianity for decades, now that Islam appears on the scene,
they suddenly change course and demand 'respect' for something they call
Again we see the left and Islam having the same agenda: it is a religion,
so shut up.
This all culminates in a third coming-together: nor the left nor Islam
is in favor of criticism. In fact, given the opportunity, they would simply
outlaw it. Multiculturalism is the left's pet project. It is actually
their religion. Their love of it is so great, if you oppose it, it must
be hate. And if you say it, it is labeled hate speech. Now here is something
the Islam can agree on.
This is the essence of my short introduction today: where the left and
Islam come together, freedom will suffer.
My friends, make no mistake, my prosecution is a full-fledged attack
by the left on freedom of speech in order to please Muslims. It was started
by a member of the Dutch Labour party, and the entire legal proceeding
is done by well-to-do liberals, the radical chic of Dutch society, the
snobbish left. Too much money, too much time, too little love of liberty.
If you read what the court of Amsterdam has written about me, you read
the same texts that cultural relativists produce.
How low can we go in the Netherlands ? About my prosecution, The Wall
Street Journal noted: "this is no small victory for Islamic regimes
seeking to export their censorship laws to wherever Muslims reside".
The Journal concluded that by The Netherlands accepting the free speech
standards of, "Saudi-Arabia", I stand correct in my observation
that - I quote - "Muslim immigration is eroding traditional Dutch
Now, if the Wall Street Journal has the moral clarity to see that my
prosecution is the logical outcome of our disastrous, self-hating, multiculturalists
immigration policies, then why can't the European liberal establishment
see the same thing? Why aren't they getting at least a little bit scared
by the latest news out of, for example, the UK . News that tells that
the Muslim population in Britain is growing ten times as fast as the rest
of society. Why don't they care?
The answer is: they don't care because they are blinded by their cultural
relativism. Their disdain of the West is so much greater than the appreciation
of our many liberties. And therefore, they are willing to sacrifice everything.
The left once stood for women rights, gay rights, equality, democracy.
Now, they favour immigration policies that will end all this. Many even
lost their decency. Elite politicians have no problem to participate in
or finance demonstrations where settlers shout "Death to the Jews".
Seventy years after Auschwitz they know of no shame.
Two weeks ago, I tried to get into Britain , a fellow EU country. I was
invited to give a speech in Parliament. However, upon arrival at London
airport, I was refused entry into the UK , and sent back on the first
plane to Holland . I would have loved to have reminded the audience of
a great man who once spoke in the House of Commons. In 1982 President
Reagan gave a speech there very few people liked. Reagan called upon the
West to reject communism and defend freedom. He introduced a phrase: 'evil
empire'. Reagan's speech stands out as a clarion call to preserve our
liberties. I quote: If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion
in the face of unpleasant facts is folly. What Reagan meant is that you
cannot run away from history, you cannot escape the dangers of ideologies
that are out to destroy you. Denial is no option.
So, what should we do? Is this a good moment for freedom-loving people
to give in or to change course? To all-of-a-sudden start singing praise
of Islam, or proclaiming there is such a thing as a moderate Islam? Will
we now accept the continuation of Muslim mass immigration to the West?
Will we appease sharia and jihad? Should we sacrifice gay rights and women
rights? Or democracy? Should we sell out Israel , our dearest ally, and
a frontline state of Islam?
Well, my humble opinion is: No way, Jose!
I suggest to defend freedom in general and freedom of speech in particular.
I propose the withdrawal of all hate speech legislation in Europe . I
propose a European First Amendment. In Europe we should defend freedom
of speech like you Americans do. In Europe freedom of speech should be
extended, instead of restricted. Of course, calling for violence or unjustly
yelling "fire" in a crowded theatre have to be punished, but
the right to criticize ideologies or religions are necessary conditions
for a vital democracry. As George Orwell once said: "If liberty means
anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want
Let us defend freedom of speech and let us gain strength and work hard
to become even stronger. Millions think just like you and me. Millions
think liberty is precious. That democracy is better than sharia. And after
all, why should we be afraid? Our many freedoms and our prosperity are
the result of centuries of endeavour. Centuries of hard work and sacrifice.
We do not stand alone, and we stand on the shoulders of giants.
Late December 1944 the American army was suddenly faced with a last-ditch
effort by the Germans. In the Ardennes, in the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler
and his national-socialists fought for their last chance. And they were
very successful. Americans faced defeat, and death.
In the darkest of winter, in the freezing cold, in a lonely forest with
snow and ice as even fiercer enemies than the Nazi war machine itself,
the American army was told to surrender. That might be their only chance
to survive. But General McAuliffe thought otherwise. He gave the Germans
a short message. This message contained just four letters. Four letters
only, but never in the history of freedom was a desire for liberty and
perseverance in the face of evil expressed more eloquently than in that
message. It spelled N - U - T - S. "Nuts".
My friends, the national-socialists got the message.
Because it left no room for interpretation!
I suggest we walk in the tradition of giants like General McAuliffe and
the American soldiers who fought and died for the freedom of my country
and for a secular and democratic Europe , and we tell the enemies of freedom
just that. NUTS! Because that's all there is to it. No explanations. No
beating around the bush. No caveats.
Our enemies should know: we will never apologize for being free men,
we will never bow for the combined forces of Mecca and the left. And we
will never surrender. We stand on the shoulders of giants. There is no
stronger power than the force of free men fighting for the great cause
of liberty. Because freedom is the birthright of all man.
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