Geert Wilders and the Koran on Trial
by Sergei Bourachaga
In early October 2010, the Dutch Ministry of Justice will move ahead with the prosecution of Geert Wilders, a democratically elected member of Parliament who leads the most popular opposition party in the Netherlands. By now it is very clear to all those who followed the chronological development of this “kangaroo-type” prosecution that the Dutch government is not motivated by a quest for justice, but by an overzealous drive to silence what is politically incorrect to express in public, even if it is rooted in scientifically observed, measured, and validated facts. In other words, prosecutors have been instructed to sever the head of a very vocal person and display it in a highly visible place, as a reminder of the price every person in the kingdom has to pay for refusing to tolerate Islamic intolerance of Western values.
What are the key accusations at stake?
- Geert Wilders’ movie Fitna about Islamic violence, coupled with his “inflammatory speeches” are deemed as acts inciting Islamophobia.
- Proposing to contain Islamic radicalism in the Netherlands by putting an end to non-Western immigration.
Let us dissect piece by piece the previous statements, starting with the movie Fitna (an Arabic word for strife). The film documents acts of Islamic terrorism that bloodied the streets of New York (9/11), London, Madrid, etc… The movie also shows Muslim demonstrators in a variety of different countries holding up placards saying “God bless Hitler”. It depicts as well the beheading of a white Caucasian man by a bunch of Muslim terrorists dressed in black reciting verses from the Koran. Near the film’s end the following message appears: “The government insists that you respect Islam, but Islam has no respect for you. Islam wants to rule, submit, and seeks to destroy our Western civilization…”.
Muslim groups immediately sought judicial orders to prevent the release of the movie on the ground that “the film violates the European Union’s hate speech laws”. Muslim intimidation managed to coerce several interested parties into refraining from releasing Fitna, but eventually decision-makers for several internet service providers released the movie, arguing that freedom of speech should not be silenced through brute force and intimidation.
To what degree are the claims made in the movie by Mr. Geert Wilders accurate, and how should the West deal with the hatred promoted by the Koran and the intimidations imposed on our media by Muslim militant groups and Islamic organizations functioning as charitable NGOs, benevolent cultural/religious associations?
Most of the arguments raised by Mr. Geert Wilders are based on criminal behaviours adopted by Muslim radicals who frequently quote verses from the Koran, to distinguish themselves from common criminals who do not have the luxury of hiding their heinous acts behind the justification that they were simply following the commands of Allah. The issue of accuracy related to the hatred promoted by the Koran against Jews and Christians (people of the book or Ahloul kitab in Arabic), has been extensively covered in this very forum under the title of The Koran: A “Holy Book” or Hate Literature? For the purposes of this article I will reproduce certain paragraphs to support with facts the claim that, if Fitna promotes Islamophobia (a concept that does not make sense from the medical viewpoint of psychiatry), the Koran promotes indiscriminate violence against Jews, Christians, and every infidel who refuses to adopt as a spiritual guide the book of the “Perfect Religion” — Islam.
Due to the fact that I live in Canada, and most of my research is focused on Islamic radicalism on the Canadian political landscape, I will often be using Canadian examples and evidence, but readers should keep in mind that the observations and conclusions apply to the entire North American continent and beyond (Europe).
The Dutch government classified the core message of the movie Fitna as a tool to promote Islamophobia and hatred publicly. Every Friday, in mosques (public gathering places for Muslims) all over the world Muslims listen to religious leaders using their main tool, the Koran, to casually promote hatred against the infidels of the West. The Koran incites hatred by demonizing and dehumanizing Christians and Jews. Because of time and space restraints, I will use only a few verses from hundreds disseminated by the Prophet Mohamed through the pages of “The Noble Book”, representing the clear instructions of Allah to all those seeking an eternal life in his heavenly kingdom.
“Know that we send down to the unbelievers (Jews and Christians) Devils who incite them to evil. Therefore have patience: their days are numbered.” Koran 19:87 (a verse that demonizes victims of Islamic violence by insisting that the devil spreads chaos in this world through Jews and Christians).
This following verse is often chanted during the beheading rituals we often see on radical Islamic websites. For the pious Muslim beheading his defenceless hostage, it is an act of heroic proportion, because he is slaughtering the Devil incarnate in the human form of an Infidel.
“Satan has gained possession of The People of The Book (Jews and Christians) and caused them to forget Allah’s warnings. They are the confederates of Satan; Satan’s confederates shall assuredly be lost in hell. The Believers are the confederates of Allah (Hizbollah); and Allah’s confederates shall surely triumph”. Koran 58:19 (a verse demonizing victims by insisting that they are all possessed by Satan, and Muslims should struggle to see in this world the ultimate triumph of Hizbollah-Muslims who are the confederates of Allah).
“We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers (Jews and Christians). They serve other Gods for whom no sanction has been revealed. Hell shall be their home; dismal indeed is the dwelling place of the evil-doers”. Koran 3:149 (Allah of Islam insisting that terror is the best tool to prevent Jews and Christians from worshipping deities that undermine the just commands of Allah).
Another verse often used by Islamic radicals to encourage their followers to indiscriminately kill innocent children, women, and seniors attending a wedding or using the public transit system. After all Jews and Christians worship Gods that have not been sanctioned by the Allah of Islam, and they are all classified as evil-doers who shall perish in an earthly hell of Muslim design, make, and timing.
“Do you fear the unbelievers (Jews and Christians)? Surely Allah is more worthy of your fear. If you are true believers make war on them; Allah will chastise them through you and humble them. He will grant you victory over them and heal the spirit of the faithful”. Koran 9:14
Jews do not worship Allah. They worship Adonai and Elohim… Christians are no better. Their Allah is known as Christ. According to the Koran, both “garden type variety” of infidels/kuffar worship gods not sanctioned by the Prophet. Suicide bombers use this verse to justify the detonation of their explosive charges on buses and in a variety of public places frequented by Jews and Christians. By becoming a “Shahid” (Arabic for martyr) and securing a place in Allah’s heavenly kingdom, the suicide bomber is hurling his victims (hardened unbelievers) into the fierce tormenting flames of hell-the inferno created by the explosion in a confined space.
“Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews…” Koran 5:82
“Believers, do not make friends with any men other than your own people. They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is clear from what they say, but more violent is the hatred which their breasts conceal”. Koran 3:117 (Muslims of this world be careful when dealing with the infidels of this world they are full of hatred against any Muslim, don’t live in their midst and seek only the companionship of your own brothers in Islam).
Dutch authorities and their counterparts in North America, instead of focusing their attention on Geert Wilders and the supporters of freedom of speech, should direct law enforcement agencies under their command to prosecute so called Islamic religious leaders who use the Koran to promote hatred against the West and the values it cherishes. But the key obstacle, preventing law enforcement agencies from terminating the activities of radical Muslim preachers, disseminating casually the venoms of hatred in their mosques, is not the lack of incriminating statements made to indoctrinate young minds, which is very crucial to secure convictions in a court of law. The critical problem centres on the reality that law enforcement agencies cannot use hate laws in North America or Europe to prosecute, jail, or deport radical Muslim preachers without the consent of the Attorney General, The Crown, Department of Justice, etc. The previously named institutions are headed by politicians who often dismiss Islamic fanaticism and hatred as the act of misguided naïve individuals who are experiencing difficulties adapting to the Western way of life.
Politicians who for the sake of political correctness refuse to believe in the math placed forward by an Environics poll published on Feb.13/07 and reported by the Canadian media following the arrest, on terrorism related charges, of 18 Muslim radicals in the GTA (Toronto):
Fully 12% of Muslim Canadians polled by Environics said the alleged terrorist plot (known as The Toronto 18) that included kidnapping and beheading the prime minister and blowing up Parliament and the CBC was justified.
In other words, 84,000 Canadian Muslims think it’s justifiable to behead our democratically elected prime minister. They also support the destruction of our parliament, and — last but not least — their support is extended to silencing through violence the CBC, a Canadian media icon not selected randomly but calculated to instil fear in the hearts and minds of every journalist who dares to make politically incorrect statements against Islam.
We also know from published reports in the media that calls to martyrdom and jihad have been made from Canadian mosques, including one in B.C. and the one in Ontario where the 18 alleged “wannabe beheaders” attended and systematically listened to sermons urging pious Muslims to cast into the fierce fire of hell Jews and Christians who for centuries have ridiculed the revelations of the prophet Muhammad.
Only a politician willing to bury his head in the sand will consider 84,000 potential radicals as “a few” misguided individuals. Any person with a sound mind will acknowledge that 12% of any Muslim community in any major capital of the world represents a serious threat to Western Democracies, especially when they have openly displayed a strong disposition to ruin the Western way of life by cherishing the religious duty clearly stated in the Koran:
“Leave to me those that deny this revelation. We will lead them step by step to their ruin, in ways beyond their knowledge”. Koran 68:41
Canada’s dilemmas with Islamic violence did not end with the prosecution of the “Toronto 18”. Eventually more Islamic radicals were arrested during the last three years. As recently as four weeks ago, three Muslim Jihadists living in Ottawa were arrested on terrorism related charges. Muslim associations, organizations, congresses, etc. were quick to blame the Canadian media for associating terrorism with Islam and promoting “Islamophobia”. An expert named Clifford D. May, President of the Foundation For Defense of Democracies (an institute that focuses on terrorism and Islam), published an article in The National Post (Friday August 27, 2010) with the following introduction:
Since 9/11, 16,000 terrorist attacks have been carried out in the name of Islam. Yet many Muslim groups play the victim card-Islamophobia
At this point let us turn our attention to the word phobia. The Greek root of the word is phobos, meaning “fear”, in most cases an intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, animals, or people engaged in reprehensible activities such as violence in the name of Allah. In psychology and psychiatry, human beings are generally classified as “pleasure-seeking pain-avoiding animals”. It is very normal for any form of fear, especially one concerned with an event that claimed 3,000 lives in one single day (9/11), to create in a human being an intense need to avoid anything associated with a senseless act of violence rooted in a book venerated by Islam. Thus, Geert Wilders and any person who fears radical Islam should not be held criminally liable for a fear triggered by acts of terror wilfully committed by pious Jihadists whose only crime is to terrorize the hearts of infidels as instructed by Allah:
“We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers (Jews and Christians). They serve other Gods for whom no sanction has been revealed. Hell shall be their home; dismal indeed is the dwelling place of the evil-doers”. Koran 3:149
Historically, from the point of view of criminal law, incitement to hatred/fear was an anticipatory common law offence and was considered the act of persuading, encouraging, instigating, pressuring, individuals or groups to commit a crime designed to further the agenda of the inciter. Thus, the Dutch prosecutors should place Islam and the Koran on trial for inciting hatred and encouraging Muslims to commit acts of violence designed to impose Allah’s will on the infidels of this world. Geert Wilders’ fear is a natural reaction to the horrors this world has witnessed since 9/11. You cannot be held guilty for fearing lunatics who are ready to maim and kill in the name of God.
The article by Mr. May in The National Post carried also the same warning I have been repeating relentlessly to the law enforcement agencies of Canada: “If you want to stay “LUCKY” [with your arrests before an act of Islamic terror materializes], focus on radical Muslims in our midst.” Two weeks later Maclean’s magazine published an article about the radicals in our midst entitled “Spreading The Holy Word — And Fuelling Islamic Extremism”, written by Adnan R. Khan (September 13, 2010). With solid evidence Mr. Khan connected the worldwide activities of the Islamic fundamentalist movement “Tablighi Jamaat”, to the radicalization of the three Canadians arrested in Ottawa at the end of last month on terrorism-related charges. He also pointed out that “Virtually every mosque in Toronto has at one time or another hosted members of the group, often travelling from Pakistan to preach and convert Canadian Muslims to the True Islam”. Of course “True Islam” means blind adherence to the will of Allah, clearly expressed in the Koran via the seal of the prophet Mohammad, whom every Muslim should emulate to impose by force his dictates on every infidel who has rejected the perfect Deen/Religion — Islam.
The Islamic Tablighi movement with its origins in India has been classified by every Western Intelligence Agency as a “conveyor belt to terrorism”. While travelling from country to country, Tablighis recruit naïve young Muslims and rechannel the fresh recruits to training camps managed by Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Of course mainstream Muslims in Canada do not agree with the classification mentioned above, and many of them wrote letters to the editor of Maclean’s insisting that the West should correct the misconceptions it promotes about these angelic preachers called Tablighis by focusing on the following points:
- Tablighi and Salafi Muslims in Canadian mosques are not militant. They insist that their women should be covered from head to toe. They are very strict as parents and often forbid their children from close friendship with non-Muslims, under the fear that they could be lured by pornography, drugs and violence. (Letter to the Editor, Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan, Ottawa).
Well, raising your children in an Islamic ghetto away from Western Democratic values is nothing but a faithful compliance with the instructions of Allah: “Believers, do not make friends with any men other than your own people. They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is clear from what they say, but more violent is the hatred which their breasts conceal”. Koran 3:117.
No Muslim wants his children to end up in hell and become hooked on pornography and drugs due to friendships established with Canadian, American, or Dutch infidels. It is fine, however, if they are sexually abused by Muslim pederasts, because Allah promised such a reward in his heavenly bordello to all true believers who love to have in the afterlife sexual encounters with young boys. So, do we really want to encourage the immigration of such Muslims to Canada or the Netherlands? Can we blame Geert Wilders for seeking an end to the immigration of non-Western groups and individuals to the Netherlands in particular, and Western democracies in general?
The next “Letter to The Editor” is even more absurd:
- Tablighis and Salafis are two very different groups with different approaches to the same goal. Tablighis focus more on the spiritual reformation of the Muslims. Salafis focus mainly on “Dawah”, the propagation of Islam to non-Muslims. Both try to do what we believe is best for the reformation of humanity. People from every walk of life are accepting Islam en masse (Rizwan Syed, Brampton, Ontario).
I have never seen in my life such a condescending attitude from the “Dark Cult” called Islam. But throughout decades of studying Islamic radicalism, I became convinced that Muslims have a desperate need to fabulate and propagate the fantasy that their religion is the “perfect Deen”, and only the perfect religion has the remedy to eradicate all the evils facing humanity today. The solution suggested by Tablighis and Salafis, sounds like the “snake oil” marketed as a cure-all by con artists. The French novelist Romain Gary made an interesting observation about this infantile regression that has become very prominent in Islamic thought since the events of 9/11: “The need to fabulate is just a child who refuses to grow up”.
Muslim communities in Canada, the Netherlands, and all Western Democracies in general, if they want respect of their rights and bring an end to the contempt the West has for an Allah who advocates terrorism to spread his will, should display the courage to remove any passage from the Koran that demonizes and dehumanizes Jews and Christians. Muslims must become the very change they want to see in Western liberal societies.
Respect of rights is a reciprocal affair. If you want respect from others who do not share your religious convictions, you have to extend respect first, and the first thing Muslims should respect is the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press. Like many Westerners who have said it and done it before, they should adopt the maxim: “I may not like what you said about me, but I will sacrifice my life for your right to say it”. They should stop justifying every butchery of innocent civilians by pointing fingers at the injustices imposed by the West on Muslims in Iraq, Palestine, etc. India has endured the brutality of British imperialism for centuries, yet it managed to liberate itself from the yoke of British brutality without firing a single bullet. It did so by relying on the spiritual power of a giant named Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi. Despite the presence of a huge Indian community in Britain since the early days of British colonialism in India, not a single Indian strapped explosives into his body and walked into a London subway to settle scores with the British population for all the injustices heaped on the children of India.
The same tragedy applies to the Blacks or Afro-Americans. Despite centuries of slavery, oppression, and bloody exploitation of innocent blacks by white European settlers looting North America, not a single black committed an act of suicide bombing inside a white restaurant in the Southern States where racial fanaticism was the dominant reality of the region.
The same applies to the Native Indians of North America, uprooted by European settlers, starved and massacred like animals, they never took a school hostage and butchered 300 children, like Islamist militants did in Beslan in southern Russia to settle scores with those who treated them unjustly.
The time has come for Muslims who honestly reject the violence promoted by radicals from within the ranks of Muhammad’s followers, to adopt an attitude of courage and remove the passages in the Koran advocating violence against Jews and Christians. In the Native Indian tradition, “courage is not the absence of fear. It is the dedication to do the right thing despite the presence of fear.” All supporters of freedom of expression should stand united in their fight to contain Islamic fanaticism, and systematically pressure Attorneys general, MPs, and political decision-makers in every Western government to stop the prosecution of Geert Wilders and throw in prison or deport those who use the book to justify violence against other religions simply because they don’t adhere to the same principles promoted by Islam.
Failure to do so will precipitate the ruin of Western democracies in ways beyond our knowledge.
Previous posts by Sergei Bourachaga:
|2008||May||28||The Koran and The Psychopathology of The Prophet (Part I)|
|2010||Aug||14||The Koran and the Psychopathology of the Prophet (Part II)|
|18||The Koran: A “Holy Book” or Hate Literature?|
|22||The Holy Father and Turkish Incoherence|