A bitter diplomatic row erupted today after Britain banned a controversial Right-wing Dutch politician from the UK.
Geert Wilders had been invited by the Ukip peer Lord Pearson to show his anti-Islam film ‘Fitna’ and hold a Q&A session in Parliament tomorrow.
The 17-minute documentary features verses from the Koran – which it brands a ‘fascist book’ – alongside images of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks.
It equates Islam’s holy text with violence and ends with a call to Muslims to remove its ‘hate-preaching’ verses.
I thought it was the Religion of Peace ™?
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers, and kill the infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
These verses are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not embedded within historical context (as are nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence). They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Qur’an.
Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. This proclivity toward violence and Muhammad’s own martial tradition have resulted in a trail of blood and bodies across world history.
Back to the Mail;
After being alerted to the private screening, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith barred Mr Wilders on the grounds that his visit was a threat to ‘community harmony and therefore public security’.
Well let’s see. What community? I am presuming only the Muslim community. Now, the last time I checked, the Muslim population of the UK is approximately 3%. So Jacqui (2 homes) Smith is claiming that is a big enough section of the ‘community’ to warrant the (essential) censorship of a short film (based on the Quran) and the banning of a democratically elected foreign MP.
A defiant Mr Wilders, who claims to have visited the House of Lords in December, called the decision ‘cowardly’ and vowed last night to go ahead with his visit.
‘Let them try to detain me,’ he said. ‘I’ll see what happens at the border. Let them put me in handcuffs. We are talking here about a European Union country, one of the oldest democracies in the Western world.’
Before the socialists got hold of it, maybe. Remember, this debacle with Fitna is a follow on from previous actions of a certain Lord Ahmed, who threatened Parliament by claiming he would “mobilise 10,000 Muslims to prevent Mr Wilders from entering the House and threatened to take the colleague who was organising the event to court.”
But a spokesman said: ‘The Government opposes extremism in all its forms. It will stop those who want to spread extremism, hatred and violent messages in our communities from coming to our country.
Which doesn’t seem to apply if they happen to be Muslims.
‘We endorse the original condemnation of the film ‘Fitna’ by the Dutch Government, and feel that it serves no constructive purpose.
…other than to show a different (critical) analysis of the book of Islam than the one pushed by the dhimmi media and politicians.
‘Freedom of speech is a fundamental right, but one that must be used responsibly and not as a cover for causing offence and division. We fully appreciate the sensitivities around the portrayal of any religious figure or text.’
See this!!! Freedom of speech is an extension of freedom of self. If someone else can take away that right, then it isn’t a right, it’s a privilege, and that is the essence of totalitarianism.
Supporters of free sppech also condemned the move by Britain. Tory MEP Daniel Hannan said: ‘It’s true that Geert Wilders is a controversialist, who takes pleasure in causing offence. I wouldn’t vote for him if I were Dutch.
‘But what I think of him is neither here nor there. Freedom means the freedom to express any opinion, however eccentric, however offensive. The Dutch foreign minister, a political opponent of Mr Wilders, has complained to David Miliband. Good for him.
‘Whether our government is actuated by cowardice or authoritarianism, it’s equally ugly. We are a meaner country than we were this morning.’
It is disgusting behaviour. The actions of tyrants with a god complex. Socialist scum who believe they have a right to control what we do, think, say and see. Fuck this government.
As a result of hs controversial views, he has lived for five years with round-the-clock security because of his fierce criticism of Islam.
What, like what happened to Theo Van Gogh when he produced a film critical of the Religion of Peace?
On November 2, 2004, Theo van Gogh was assassinated in public by Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch Muslim of Moroccan descent. A letter, stabbed through and affixed to the body by a dagger, linked the murder to Van Gogh’s film and his views regarding Islam. It was addressed to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and called for a jihad against kafir (kafir is an Arabic word for unbeliever) against America, Europe, the Netherlands, and Hirsi Ali herself.
Religion of intolerance, violence and hatred morelike.
On the same site (Daily Mail) this article exists (posted today);
A Saudi judge has ordered a woman should be jailed for a year and receive 100 lashes after she was gang-raped, it was claimed last night.
The 23-year-old woman, who became pregnant after her ordeal, was reportedly assaulted after accepting a lift from a man.
He took her to a house to the east of the city of Jeddah where she was attacked by him and four of his friends throughout the night.
She later discovered she was pregnant and made a desperate attempt to get an abortion at the King Fahd Hospital for Armed Forces.
According to the Saudi Gazette, she eventually ‘confessed’ to having ‘forced intercourse’ with her attackers and was brought before a judge at the District Court in Jeddah.
He ruled she had committed adultery – despite not even being married – and handed down a year’s prison sentence, which she will serve in a prison just outside the city.
She is still pregnant and will be flogged once she has had the child.
The Saudi Arabian legal system practices a strict form of medieval law. Women have very few rights and are not even allowed to drive.
They are also banned from going out in public in the company of men other than male relatives.
That is an Islamic State by the way.
Now you can watch them for youself, and make your own minds up (as opposed to your masters doing it for you).