Thursday, Februari 12 2009, should be marked in the collective memory as a day as infamous - possibly even more infamous - as that other fateful day, September 30, 1938, when British PM Neville Chamberlain returned from Muenchen with a worthless scrap of paper and the hollow phrase "peace in our time". When Mr. Wilders, upon being arrested, claimed that the British government was "the biggest cowards in Europe. They are more Chamberlain than Churchill", he was in my opinion actually making a howler of an understatement. An incompetent metrosexual asshole with porridge for brains like UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband may delude himself, like Chamberlain once did, that his government has bought "peace" - but it is the peace of that lull of time before all hell breaks loose. But whereas Chamberlain may to some small extent be forgiven, given the lack of a high profile historical precedent, there is no such excuse for scoundrels like Miliband, Brown and Smith.
Their responsibility is astronomical.
But even that adjective does not suffice to describe the double standard at work here. Just consider that while the British government yesterday denied entry to a democratically elected politician from a neighboring country with a blank criminal record... barely two years ago they let in a certain Mahmoud Suliman Ahmed Abu Rideh, linked to Al Qaeda and suspected of being a money man for this and other terrorist organizations. He was invited to the House of Commons by ... the same Lord Ahmed, who btw was never elected, should actually be in jail now for killing a British citizen through reckless driving, is a member of the socialist Labour Party, and threatened to mobilize 10,000 muslims to riot in front of British Parliament should Wilders' movie ever be shown there.
|DUTCH POLITICIAN. DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED.||TERROR SUSPECT. LINKED TO AL QAEDA.|
|ARRESTED UPON ARRIVAL IN THE UK. CONSIDERED A SECURITY RISK. DEPORTED WITHIN HOURS.||INVITED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. GIVEN SECURITY STICKER FOR HIS VISIT.|
This is a sad day for the west and for western civilization. It appears now that before his arrest, Mr. Wilders apparently had too much faith in it, since he intended to give the following speech in British parliament in the event of his admittance:
"Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much.
Thank you for inviting me. Thank you Lord Pearson and Lady Cox for showing Fitna [see it here], and for your gracious invitation. While others look away, you seem to understand the true tradition of your country, and a flag that still stands for freedom.
This is no ordinary place. This is not just one of England’s tourist attractions. This is a sacred place. This is the mother of all Parliaments, and I am deeply humbled to speak before you.
The Houses of Parliament is where Winston Churchill stood firm, and warned – all throughout the 1930’s – for the dangers looming. Most of the time he stood alone.
In 1982 President Reagan came to the House of Commons, where he did a speech 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.
Communism was indeed left on the ash heap of history, just as Reagan predicted in his speech in the House of Commons. He lived to see the Berlin Wall coming down, just as Churchill witnessed the implosion of national-socialism.
Today, I come before you to warn of another 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, the end of democracy. It is not a religion, it is a 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 go away. First, there is 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. The question is whether the British people, with its glorious past, is longing for that submission.
We see Islam taking off in the West at an incredible speed. The United Kingdom has seen a rapid growth of the number of Muslims. Over the last ten years, the Muslim population has grown ten times as fast as the rest of society. This has put an enormous pressure on society. Thanks to British politicians who have forgotten about Winston Churchill, the English now have taken the path of least resistance. They give up. They give in.
Thank you very much for letting me into the country. I received a letter from the Secretary of State for the Home Department, kindly disinviting me. I would threaten community relations, and therefore public security in the UK, the letter stated.
For a moment I feared that I would be refused entrance. But I was confident the British government would never sacrifice free speech because of fear of Islam. Britannia rules the waves, and Islam will never rule Britain, so I was confident the Border Agency would let me through. And after all, you have invited stranger creatures than me. Two years ago the House of Commons welcomed Mahmoud Suliman Ahmed Abu Rideh, linked to Al Qaeda. He was invited to Westminster by Lord Ahmed, who met him at Regent’s Park mosque three weeks before. Mr. Rideh, suspected of being a money man for terror groups, was given a SECURITY sticker for his Parliamentary visit.
Well, if you let in this man, than an elected politician from a fellow EU country surely is welcome here too. By letting me speak today you show that Mr Churchill’s spirit is still very much alive. And you prove that the European Union truly is working; the free movement of persons is still one of the pillars of the European project.
But there is still much work to be done. Britain seems to have become a country ruled by fear. A country where civil servants cancel Christmas celebrations to please Muslims. A country where Sharia Courts are part of the legal system. A country where Islamic organizations asked to stop the commemoration of the Holocaust. A country where a primary school cancels a Christmas nativity play because it interfered with an Islamic festival. A country where a school removes the words Christmas and Easter from their calendar so as not to offend Muslims. A country where a teacher punishes two students for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class. A country where elected members of a town council are told not to eat during daylight hours in town hall meetings during the Ramadan. A country that excels in its hatred of Israel, still the only democracy in the Middle-East. A country whose capitol is becoming ‘Londonistan.’
I would not qualify myself as a free man. Four and a half years ago I lost my freedom. I am under guard permanently, courtesy to those who prefer violence to debate. But for the leftist fan club of Islam, that is not enough. They started a legal procedure against me. Three weeks ago the Amsterdam Court of Appeals ordered my criminal prosecution for making Fitna and for my views on Islam. I committed what George Orwell called a ‘thought crime.’
You might have seen my name on Fitna’s credit role, but I am not really responsible for that movie. It was made for me. It was actually produced by Muslim extremists, the Quran and Islam itself. If Fitna is considered ‘hate speech,’ then how would the Court qualify the Quran, with all it’s calls for violence, and hatred against women and Jews?
Mr. Churchill himself compared the Quran to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Well, I did exactly the same, and that is what they are prosecuting me for.
I wonder if the UK ever put Mr. Churchill on trial.
The Court’s decision and the letter I received form the Secretary of State for the Home Department are two major victories for all those who detest freedom of speech. They are doing Islam’s dirty work. Sharia by proxy. The differences between Saudi Arabia and Jordan on one hand, and Holland and Britain are blurring. Europe is now on the fast track of becoming Eurabia. That is apparently the price we have to pay for the project of mass immigration, and the multicultural project.
Ladies and gentlemen, the dearest of our many freedoms is under attack. In Europe, freedom of speech is no longer a given. What we once considered a natural component of our existence is now something we again have to fight for. That is what is at stake. Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most pressing issue. The question is: Will free speech be put behind bars?
We have to defend freedom of speech.
For the generation of my parents the word ‘London’ is synonymous with hope and freedom. When my country was occupied by the national-socialists the BBC offered a daily glimpse of hope, in the darkness of Nazi tyranny. Millions of my country men listened to it, illegally. The words ‘This Is London’ were a symbol for a better world coming soon. If only the British and Canadian and American soldiers were here.
What will be transmitted forty years from now? Will it still be ‘This Is London’? Or will it be ‘this is Londonistan’? Will it bring us hope, or will it signal the values of Mecca and Medina? Will Britain offer submission or perseverance? Freedom or slavery?
The choice is ours.
Ladies and gentlemen,
We will never apologize for being free. We will never give in. We will never surrender.
Freedom must prevail, and freedom will prevail.
Thank you very much."
Chairman, Party for Freedom (PVV)
As we now know, this speech was never to be. May its words be preserved for future historians as prophetic reminders of what happens when a civlization loses faith in itself. Instead of what certainly would have been a proud defence of our core values, we got the following abomination:
Eternal shame on Britain and its pathetic, impotent and coward politicians for pissing on the bones of millions of its countrymen who died for freedom. Mr. Pat Condell is probably best placed to comment on this tragedy. Some would call the following perhaps an eulogy for Freedom of Speech...
... but that sounds far too pessimistic. The followers of an insane and perverted belief system and their leftist lackeys who want to deliberately replace us with barbarians in order to stay in power, should know that there are those of us who, at some point, will no longer resort to vocal or written objections.