Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Letter to Canadian Government Officials

I wrote a couple of days ago about the possibility that Geert Wilders will be arrested and extradited to Jordan if the leaves the Netherlands. A reader from Canada wrote to me yesterday with the following suggestion for a response to Jordan’s pernicious vendetta against Mr. Wilders:

Please find below the contents of a letter that I have sent to various Canadian officials and others regarding the international arrest warrant against Geert Wilders. I humbly request that you consider encouraging your readers to demand that their governments and mainstream media stand behind Geert Wilders. I share the contents of my letter only because it may trigger some ideas on how the matter can be approached.

All of us waited for the release of Fitna with great anticipation, and Wilders was praised for his courage. I believe that Geert Wilders should not have to face the international warrant without our help. There must be an effort on our part to get the Jordanian Court order quashed.

I hope that those of you who run blogs will seriously consider my request to help Wilders. Bloggers have the power to provoke just as much interest, excitement and action about the international warrant against Wilders as there was about the release of Fitna.

My next letter will be to the Jordanian government expressing my outrage. All products from Jordan should be boycotted.

Here is the text of the letter she sent to Canadian officials:

Re: “Moderate Jordan” seeks arrest of Geert Wilders

Please find below an article from the Dutch Press. A Court order in “Moderate Jordan” has called for the arrest of Dutch Politician Geert Wilders under an international warrant. Every western government should immediately shut down diplomatic relations and funding of Jordan until this decision is quashed. Sadly, it is likely that western governments and politicians will do absolutely nothing. Fear of reprisals is how decisions are made regarding Islamists. Our principles are continually tossed aside in efforts to appease these demanding tyrants. Tragically, selfishly, foolishly and with suicidal tendencies, the west will remain silent, and allow Jordan to proceed with this indecent act against an elected member of the Dutch Government.
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I see no difference between this fascist decision on the part of Jordan, and the Nazis. It makes me wonder what the hell the point of World War II was if we are so willing to throw away our freedoms, and turn our backs on our fellow citizens throughout the west who are under attack from fundamentalist Islam. What kind of people have we become to allow such things to occur?

How long are we going to allow Islamists to tell us what we can think, read, write and say? Their demands and encroachment on western society will never stop until we make it stop. Have we learned nothing from the lessons of Nazi Germany? There is absolutely no difference between Nazi fascism and fundamentalist Islamic fascism. They were in bed with one another during the 30’s and 40’s. The goals of fundamentalist Islamists are the same as those of the Nazis — world domination. When will western politicians get that point?

If Jordan is successful in arresting Wilders or curtailing his activities as a politician, then one more nail will have been hammered into the coffin of western civilization. Our silence will make us complicit with this evil.

It is irrelevant whether or not one agrees with Wilders’ approach. His style is not the issue. Wilders’ right to exercise free speech without being harassed by Islamists is the issue. It is not inconceivable that similar warrants will be ordered against individuals such as Mark Steyn, the publishers of MacLeans, Ezra Levant, and others, including politicians, who dare speak out against the Islamist agenda, or express any opinion that Islamists may take offence to. Fundamentalist Islamists are easily offended. The demands that will be placed upon the west for “offenses against Islam” are limitless. Will my Government remain silent if international warrants are issued against Canadians who speak about the Islamist agenda? Allowing Jordan to get away with these actions against Geert Wilders encourages Islamists to institute even more draconian infringements on our freedoms, and target other westerners.

Short-sighted western policies enable Islamists in their goals against the west. Islamists believe they have the right to tell us what to do. Our policies of appeasement or our silence encourage this viewpoint. To the best of my knowledge they have not won their war against the west yet. However, the way we continually bend to their demands indicates otherwise. Newt Gingrich is right we are in a “surrender mode”. The Court decision in Jordan and the recent UN decision/farce regarding restrictions placed on who is allowed to discuss religion (Islam) and what is allowed to be said (about Islam), and the attacks against Wilders, Steyn, MacLeans, Levant and countless others, proves the point that Islamists are determined to silence and crush the west at every opportunity. They will only succeed in doing so if the west allows it.

Western governments must find the courage to say enough to Islamists. It is time for western politicians to take a stand and defend free speech, stand beside individuals who have the courage to warn the west about the goals of fundamentalist Islam, and actually protect western values instead of continually placating Islamists on bended knee. Stand up for our freedoms, with the courage of our World War II Vets. You’ll feel good about yourselves at the end of the day, and just might start a trend that will help save the west from fundamentalist Islam. Phone leaders throughout the west and convince them to unite in public support of Geert Wilders. Make a phone call to Jordan and tell them that their Ambassador to Canada is to leave immediately, and that aid and business relations with Jordan will cease until the arrest warrant for Wilders is quashed. Find the courage to do the right thing.

9 comments:

Zenster said...

Every western government should immediately shut down diplomatic relations and funding of Jordan until this decision is quashed.

Which was my own—less moderately put—reply when this item first surfaced.

Have we learned nothing from the lessons of Nazi Germany?

Quite clearly, no. It is as heartrending as it is ghastly that the Western world likely will have to relearn all the gruesome lessons of World War II.

The goals of fundamentalist Islamists are the same as those of the Nazis — world domination. When will western politicians get that point?

Only as they are being led—with cash-stuffed pockets—to Islam’s chopping block.

Fundamentalist Islamists are easily offended.

That is a drastic understatement. Muslims are skinless people living in a sandpaper world.

The demands that will be placed upon the west for “offenses against Islam” are limitless.

I refer you to a quote by the Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali

The Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, told the Sunday Times some [Muslims] had a "dual psychology" in which they sought "victimhood and domination".

… Mr Nazir-Ali argued it would never be possible to satisfy all of the demands made by Muslims because "their complaint often boils down to the position that it is always right to intervene when Muslims are victims... and always wrong when Muslims are the oppressors or terrorists".

… He added: "Given the world view that has given rise to such grievances, there can never be sufficient appeasement and new demands will continue to be made."

[emphasis added]

My only qualm with this author is how she continually refers to "fundamentalist Islam". Fundamentalism has NOTHING to do with this. What this entire issue centers upon is ISLAM. Not radical Islam, not Islamic terrorists, not Islamic fanatics or zealots, just plain ISLAM.

None of this will change until Islam—as a whole—is slapped down hard.

heroyalwhyness said...

Diplomatic immunity is a two way street. Jordan and any country that dares to validate such a warrant must permanently forfeit diplomatic immunity in Western nations.

Any nation that validates or carries out such a warrant against Wilders should then forfeit all diplomatic immunity -retroactively - with western nations immediately reciprocating with similar 'warrants' for arrest for suspects evading justice via diplomatic immunity in the past, present and future.

ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

"Will my Government remain silent if international warrants are issued against Canadians who speak about the Islamist agenda?"

Is this hyperbole? "Incitement to hatred" can already land you in court in Canada.

Louise said...

No, not in "court". The Human Rights Commissions are not courts. They take on cases that real courts would laugh at and summarily dismiss. For now anyway. I think the chances are very good that we will see those commissions reformed or dismantled. I know I will certainly make it an issue in the next federal election, if it hasn't been dealt with by then.

R. Hartman said...

Zenster,
Exactly my views. And yes, there's only ONE islam. This lady makes the same mistake almost everybody else is making: confusing people with ideology.

While there are fundamentalist and moderate muslims, there's only ONE islam, one variety, evil. But you fall into the same trap: islamic terrorists are muslims, so yes, they exist.

This is precisely why Geert Wilders very carefully distinguishes between islam and muslims. He spoke of 'a tsunami of islamization', which is always being quoted by his adversaries as 'a tsunami of muslims', which is an entirely different statement. But if they don't make this alteration, they lose their arguments, as nobody in his right mind can deny that islam is evil. Muslims, on the other hand, are just misguided, brainwashed (from birth) victims to this ideology. You cannot define a muslim as being evil. But as their addiction is to islam, you cannot allow them to run with it either...

But it remains important to separate the ideology from its followers. And while the ideology is evil, the harm is done by its followers. Like any religion has made it's share of victims all through the ages. God is not enough, as Pat Condell points out: http://youtube.com/watch?v=1czXvHSjDac

Defiant Lion said...

Zenster is quite correct but why listen to him, a mere kuffar? Listen instead to PM Erdogan of Turkey:

"There is no extreme or radical Islam. Islam is what it is."

What no-one seems to realise is that the actions of western politicians are deliberate. They know full well what they are doing with Islam because they have the same goal: Destroy the west. It's been going on for over forty years and it will continue.

The question is: Who is using who? Are the marxist-liberals using Islam to smash the west or are the Islamists using the marxists?

Walter said...

Cant wait till he does get arrested!

Ladywolfnl said...

Unfortunately, two buciness in the Netherlands have already caved into Jordans demands. It is only a matter of time before the government hands Geert over to them as well...sad
http://www.expatica.com/nl/articles/news/Zwanenberg-and-Friesland-Foods-condemn-Fitna.html

ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

My apologies Louise. I assumed that if it looked like a duck and quacked it was probably a duck. OTTAWA, June 9, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Friday, the Alberta Human Rights Commission ordered Alberta pastor Stephen Boissoin to desist from expressing his views on homosexuality in any sort of public forum. He was also commanded to pay damages equivalent to $7,000 as a result of the tribunal's November decision to side with complainant and homosexual activist Dr. Darren Lund. The tribunal has also called for Boissoin to personally apologize to Lund via a public statement in the local newspaper.