Thursday, November 11, 2010

Geert Wilders News Roundup

The first law of holes (stop digging).
On October 26, the Wall Street Journal published an editorial calling for all charges against Geert Wilders to be dropped: The Lost Cause Against Wilders. Quote from the editorial: "It's time to drop the charges against Mr. Wilders before it further undermines the credibility of the Dutch legal system and the country's tradition of free political discourse."

With friends like these . . . .
On October 30, the English Defense League organized a demonstration in Amsterdam "in support of Geert Wilders." Wilders told de Telegraaf: "I have no involvement with this demo, I've never been in touch with the EDL." Concerning the EDL demonstration, he was also quoted by the website as saying: "This demonstration means nothing to me. It is nothing to do with me, nor is the EDL. I only know the group from the newspapers and I have never had any contact with them."

"They may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one."
Dutch rapper Mosheb came out with a song in 2007 called "Who is next?", in which he brags that all those who criticize Islam will be killed. The song names Pim Fotuyn (murdered in 2002)  and Theo van Gogh (murdered in 2004), and then asks, "Who is next?" Mosheb doesn't want to leave too much to the imagination, though: "Listen Geert, this is no joke, last night I dreamed that I had cut off your head." On November 9, the appeals court in the Hague acquitted Mosheb of any wrongdoing "because it did not consider the text of his song constituted an offence," according to

"We have no problems with other skin colors, nor with Muslims -- our problem is with Islam."
Also on November 9, Der Spiegel published an English language translation of an interview with Wilders. Read the damn thing, already. It's quite fucking awesome.

Also on November 9, announced that a new poll by the gay Dutch newspaper Gay Krant had found that among its readership Geert Wilders' PVV is now the most popular political party.

But what does he really think?
Yesterday, November 10, godless comedian Pat Condell released upon an unsuspecting world yet another spoken word broadside, this time on the subject of "Free Speech in Europe". It is primarily devoted to the trials of Geert Wilders and Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff . Here's a taste: "Whatever happens at these two trials, this is just the beginning. The genie is out of the bottle, and no multicultural diversity fascist is going to put it back. Already, thousands are speaking out and making their voices heard in opposition to the relentless Islamization of our society. And soon, it's going to be millions. People who've had enough of political correctness, of being told what they're allowed to think and say, of being told to respect a religion that respects absolutely nobody. And they're finding out as they do speak out that they are not alone, and that they are not in fact fascists, hate-mongers, or racists at all, despite what they're told."

One more time with feeling.
Then today, November 11, it was suddenly announced that the new judges for Geert Wilders' new trial had been selected. As usual, the best place to get the low-down on this is at the Klein Verzet blog.

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