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March 5, 2010

Prime Minister Geert Wilders?!

The next prime minister?

There was an election yesterday in the Netherlands that could change everything.  Rusty at Jawa Report has the 9/11.

Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party wins big in the Netherlands. They only ran candidates in two of the municipal elections, and won in both. But more importantly:

And, of course, Mr Wilders now has his eye on the larger prize. His Freedom Party has profited more than any other from the fall of the Dutch cabinet ten days ago. The party currently has nine seats in parliament (out of 150).If voters had elected a new parliament on Wednesday, the Freedom Party would have won between 24 and 27 seats. In one poll, it would be the largest single party. If his party does that well come June, Geert Wilders could become the next prime minister.

The national opinion polls also indicate that forming the next coalition will be more difficult than ever. Dutch coalition governments are usually made up of two or three parties. The next coalition will likely need four or more parties to reach a majority in parliament.

His party is by no means the majority, but neither is it some marginal minority which can be persecuted by the Dutch Leftist elite for thinking or saying that which might be offensive to Islamists. One only hopes that if Wilders is able to secure a cabinet position that the political trials will come to an end. Also, that he’ll drop the idiotic stance that the Koran should be banned. As irony it works, but as a real political goal it is every bit as fascist as the Islamists who want to ban Koran desecration.

Jawa post, here.

Agreed regarding the book ban, no matter how vile the book.  I sympathize with Geert’s sentiment, but banning the Koran is totally beyond the realm of possibility.  Not that I think he’s serious about it.  I just think he’s just pulling an Alinsky on them and making them play by their own “hate speech” rules.  He’s making a point.  The American Thinker puts it in further context:

Earlier, while calling the Koran hate speech with specific reference to the Dutch Penal Code, Wilders was simply asking for consistent application of the Dutch law. And, like Winston Churchill (who wrote that Mein Kampf was “…the new Koran of faith and war: turgid, verbose, shapeless, but pregnant with its message”), Wilders compared the Koran to Mein Kampf, and called it hate speech according to the Dutch Penal Code.

Wilders’ demand for consistency, recalls the Calcutta Quran Petition of the 1980s. Like his Hindu predecessors, Wilders was fed up with Muslim abuse of similar Indian laws, and simply saying if one bans hate speech, in accord with existing Dutch Law, then the Koran is hate speech. The Calcutta Quran Petition chronicled how it was the abuse of hate speech laws by Muslims seeking to impose Sharia mandates on non-Muslim majorities that was the source of the problem.

As described in the Calcutta Quran Petition, two Hindus were arrested under Indian penal code sections exploited by Muslims to prevent public criticism of Muhammad or other aspects of their creed for publishing a poster which simply cited 24 Koranic verses (see them below*), with a caption, “Why riots take place in this country.” In this landmark case, the Hindus were eventually acquitted by a sober magistrate who opined,

…a close perusal of the Ayats [verses] shows that that the same are harmful and teach hatred, and are likely to create differences between Mohammedans on one hand and the remaining communities on the other.

Geert Wilders is opposed to all hate speech laws, as he stated explicitly on February 19, 2009 in Rome,  and previously, here: “Everything should be possible except to issue calls for violence.” It is well past time for the media-across the political spectrum-to stop their grotesque mischaracterization of Wilders’ unequivocal defense of free speech. But demonizing Wilders, and imposing de facto limitations on his free speech criticism of Islam-not matter how reasonable his concerns may be-is a task for which our craven, lemming-like media elites are far better suited.

Full article here.

UPDATE: Geert’s election victory speech, “A Netherlands with less Islam.”

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3 Comments »

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    Pingback by The Weekly Wilders Round-Up « Defend Geert Wilders — March 6, 2010 @ 23:05

  2. […] enough, a bad day in court may translate into a good day at the polls. Indeed, according to some electoral prognostications, you may shortly find yourself the prime minister of your […]

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  3. Finally!! A Euro politician with the balls to take his country back for its people and not violent, non-integrating Jihadists who benefit from the open borders which WILL be closed soon enough.

    I love this guy!!

    Comment by Mike — July 8, 2010 @ 14:00


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