Monday, February 16, 2009

Geert Wilders and the Fight for Europe

Bat Ye’or has written an article for today’s National Review Online. Some excerpts are below:

Geert Wilders and the Fight for Europe

Britain has just witnessed the spectacle of a duly elected parliamentarian from another EU country, Geert Wilders of the Netherlands, being denied entry to the country because he constituted “a threat to public policy.” Wilders, after being detained briefly at Heathrow, was sent back to Holland — where he has further legal troubles. Three weeks earlier, a Dutch appeals court had ordered prosecutors to begin criminal proceedings against Wilders for “inciting hatred and discrimination” and “insulting Muslim worshippers” through his public statements and his 2008 film, Fitna. The order to proceed with the criminal prosecution resulted from pressure put on European states and on the UN Human Rights Council by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). The OIC’s aim is to punish and suppress any alleged Islamophobia, around the world but particularly in Europe, and it has been leader in creating the conditions that made the U.K.’s Wilders ban possible.
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Geert Wilders is the latest victim of this enormous world machinery. His crime is maintaining that Europe’s civilization is rooted in the values of Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, and the Enlightenment — and not in Mecca, Baghdad, Andalusia, and al-Kods. He fights for Europe’s independence from the Caliphate and for its endangered freedoms. He had received serious death threats even before Fitna was released.

Many Muslims in the West support him, but Geert Wilders’s principal weapons are his courage and his willingness to resist even his own government, which is slowly submitting to the OIC’s pressures. Wilders’s enemies pretend that he is an insignificant personality who makes “provocative” statements only in search of fame. In fact, if his motivation were self-interest, he could do far better by courting the OIC’s favors — as so many Europeans are doing, consciously or unconsciously — rather than risking his freedom and indeed his life.

Read the rest at NRO.


Hat tip: Flyboy.

11 comments:

DP111 said...

There are some interesting fallouts from the Geert Wilders affair, and it relates to the fight for Europe.

For instance, Lord Ahmed claims he did not threaten parliament with 10,000 Muslim (violent) demonstrators – he does not need to. The authorities are well aware that anything that upsets the Muslim community, a minimum of 10,000 Muslim fanatics brandishing placards – “Britain beware, 9/11 is on your way” etc, can be easily mobilised. So there is no need now for any Muslim leader to issue threats. The government has understood the message without it being mentioned, as the threats are not idle boasts but are credible..

There is another aspect to this immediate mobilisation of young Muslim men at the drop of a hat, which affects us all. European bloggers, and the local press, have written, that in Europe, any altercation on the street involving Muslims and other people, or the police, leads to hundreds of Muslims gathering at the spot in a matter of minutes. Now this could be just coincidence, but I've noted that this is happening all over Europe. This can only be if there is a communication, command/control, and conveyance system, to facilitate a rapid response.

These are the elements of the system

1. Communication - mobile phones do the job very well, or Islamic local radio stations.

2. Command centre - the mosque or its affiliates.

3. Conveyance - in most European cities the taxi service is operated by Muslims. This provides a quick and reliable service to take Muslim units to the confrontation zone.

4. Combat ready young men.

The result of this integrated system is that in any confrontation, Muslims, though a minority, are able to have local superiority in numbers at the confrontation zone. This system allowed them to gain superiority even over the London MET, as apparent in the recent Gaza demonstrations.

What Muslims have done is something quite unique for a group of people who have come as immigrants. They have set-up Rapid Response units in all the major cities of Europe. From these locations they can mount effective responses in smaller towns, even when they do not have any presence there. It will not surprise me if a similar situation holds in StPaul/Minneapolis, Detroit, Orlando, and places where there are large number of Muslims.

If Muslims already have an organised militia in Europe, which is simply under the radar, as no one has looked at it the way I’m seeing it, then the fight for Europe has got a lot tougher then even I imagined.

Decatur said...

DP111, excellent post. I Googled for Islamic organizations here in Houston, so many sites! Just in Houston alone, and the depth of information, sources, links on each site is mortifying. Each site is extremely well presented and contains detailed information about study, education, social services from medical to dental, community work, Dawah (prison work!) and much more. It is also apparent that they consider themselves to be quite separate from Americans generally. This I took from: http://www.isgh.org/social_service.aspx
>>>What can you do?
Allah SWT has chosen Muslims as the Best Nation Selected for Mankind. Join the team and share the satisfaction of fulfilling your destiny. Commit your time and resources to help those who need help. Use your expertise to provide leadership, donate generously to create a proud heritage and serve as a role model. <<<
It's quite overwhelming and very worrisome. And these are the 'ordinary' Muslims. There are reports of armed camps in the US that were discovered a couple of years back. They are on a mission and the will never stop voluntarily.
With regard to Ahmed and his 10,000 marchers; there is not the slightest possibility that there would have been only 10,000 and that it would have been restricted to London only. I believe the British Govt. stopped Mr Wilders because they knew that there would have been mass mobilization of tens of thousands of aggressive Muslims nationwide. You are correct in that they are extremely well organized and ready to go at a moment’s notice. I suspect that the govt. feared that armed police or troops might have been needed to control these angry mobs. How would govt. deal with 'citizenry' who attack British troops/police? They could not afford this scenario because it would lead to an undeniable truth; that they have invited the enemy into the country and they alone are responsible.

Robin Shadowes said...

The most scary part is that they could take over already tomorrow if they chose to do so and there is nothing we could do about it. It would lead to unimaginable bloodbaths if we even tried to stop it. It's quite obvious that the fight for europe is already lost.

Graham Dawson (Archonix) said...

The fight is only lost when we give up hope.

islam o' phobe said...

Robin Shadowes,

The most scary part is that they could take over already tomorrow if they chose to do so and there is nothing we could do about it. It would lead to unimaginable bloodbaths if we even tried to stop it. It's quite obvious that the fight for europe is already lost.

They could take over tomorrow but that is not the same thing as holding onto power indefinitely. Possibly the only thing that could actually mobilise the masses to re-take our countries would be to lose them first.

Think of it this way: to rescue a person from drowning you must first see them sink, then take a deep breath and dive in plunging after them not knowing whether both of you will surface or asphyxiate.

I'm a real never-say-die type. I wouldn't be willing to accept defeat ever if the whole of Europe were under the Islamic yoke. Tyrannies can be overthrown; nothing is final except death.

Joanne said...

How hard would it be for the British to communicate to others the same need for them to be at one place at any one time.....other than the fact that they would have to leave work, and the young Muslim males might not have that problem.

Wilders has stepped up to be a Leader regardless of the threats to his life - it would be best to follow a man such as himself.

Profitsbeard said...

EU-thanasia?

zebulon9 said...

Don't forgeert Wilders!
Stop talking, start acting
Isn't your freedom worth a stamp???

If Geert Wilders falls, then Freedom of speech is dead in Europe. We are launching an extensive International Action SITA including two possible texts ; one comparing Wilders and Winston Churchill and another Wilders and Charlie Chaplin:


http://sitamnesty.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/i-support-democrat-geert-winston-wilders-against-islamic-fascism-and-its-dhimmis

http://sitamnesty.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/i-support-democrat-geert-charlie-wilders-against-islamic-fascism

To support Geert Wilders and our dearly acquired freedoms please participate to the 2 suggested actions and transmit this message to your friends owners of a website in order they publish it.

An other way to support Geert Wilders is to give some money. To donate: www.geertwilders.nl

laine said...

DP111's observations are spot on. A small organized group willing to do violence can in fact cow and control a much larger group of people who have been indoctrinated by the Left into a culture of passivity.

For a critical period, the numbers are still on the side of civilization in those western countries being colonized if those numbers can be mobilized.

An example of what Joanne advocated, peaceful mass resistance against force happened recently in real life in the Baltics but the story is frustratingly little known.

The film "Singing Revolution" depicting Estonia's eight decade oppression by the Soviet Union shows the lead up to their new declaration of independence in the 1990's. There were several crucial interventions by ordinary unarmed citizens congregating to protect their Parliament Buildings from a Russian mob and later a radio tower from Soviet tanks. It could have been Tiananmen square, but after the Soviet military had fired on and killed unarmed Latvian demonstrators to world condemnation, they seemed unnerved by the silent defiance of ordinary Estonians leaving their jobs and homes to offer peaceful resistance in large numbers.

It was not a handful of students as in Tiananmen but thousands including women and youths whose sheer numbers provided protection. They threatened no one, merely stood stolidly for their own beliefs. One eerily powerful scene shows a large Russian mob besieging the Parliament buildings where the government was poised to declare their independence from the Soviet Union. When the parliamentarians radioed for help, a much larger crowd of Estonians showed up. They opened up like the parting of the Red Sea to let the now cowed Russians slink out without being called even a bad name, probably the best example of manners toward an oppressor people ever recorded.

For anyone looking for a blueprint of peaceful resistance that worked to demoralize a much mightier military power than Islamism is as yet, try to see this inspiring documentary narrated by Linda Hunt. Info at: http://www.singingrevolution.com/cgi-local/content.cgi?gclid=CO28s6uc5ZgCFSMSagod8zYucw

It's probably the best advertisement for the tribalism El Ingles prescribes without the ugly downside.

This inspiring true story proves that you can prevail against higher odds than we face now if you have enough "never-say-die" types like Islamophobe, "I wouldn't be willing to accept defeat ever if the whole of Europe were under the Islamic yoke. Tyrannies can be overthrown; nothing is final except death."

laine said...

The trailer to the movie above is at http://www.singingrevolution.com/cgi-local/content.cgi?pg=1&p=2

and calls the story "how culture saved a nation". Can we do the same in our own nations?

Homophobic Horse said...

The story of what the Soviet Union did to the Baltics has not been told.