UPDATED: Wild About Wilders

Freedom of Religion,IMMIGRATION,Islam,Israel,Jihad,Multiculturalism,Neoconservatism,The West


HERE are some astute observations by Larry Auster (along the lines made a while back in “Dhimmis At Ground Zero?”) prompted by decent (and thus rare) journalism practiced by the Australian media with respect to Geert Wilders. He is the Dutch politician (more like statesman), who speaks clearly (as opposed to our incoherent activists) and honestly about Islam, its religionists and their compatibility with life in the West:

“An Australian TV news program has a long (about 20 minutes) segment on Geert Wilders. Despite the host’s open hostility to Wilders, the program–utterly unlike what would happen on U.S. television–gives a fair view of him and his positions. It is the fullest media presentation of Wilders, and of his place in Dutch politics, that I’ve seen. To be watching a mainstream television news show and see Wilders say, in his reasonable yet firm and determined manner, that Islam is a threat to the West and that its ingress into the Netherlands must be stopped, period, is thrilling. Among other things, he is light years beyond the American conservative anti-jihadists, who to this very moment, and despite their support for Wilders, are unable to state that Islam is the problem, that Islam must be stopped, that Islam doesn’t belong in the West. The anti-jihadists–with their attacks on ‘Islamism,’ not Islam, with their ‘I love Muslims, I just don’t want the mosque to be so close to Ground Zero,’ are frightened and uncertain children who stick their toe into the water of the Islam problem and then run back to mommy. Wilders is an adult who has grasped the simple truth about Islam and states it without equivocation.”

“When the West has acquired more adults like Wilders, it will proceed to save itself. And–who knows?–maybe some of the currently still frightened Islamism critics will be among them.”


UPDATE: Quote of the Day on LauraIngraham.com:

“In a true peace, Israel will, in our lifetimes, become one more Arab country, with a Jewish minority.”
– Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, in a 1977 letter to the editor.

The One-State Solution is promoted by many left-liberals, paleo-cons and libertarians; that is true. But not if Geert has anything to do with it.

11 thoughts on “UPDATED: Wild About Wilders

  1. Robert Glisson

    Mr. Wilders is not the only anti-Muslim voice in Europe, but he is the most recognized; and the most vilified. What I have noticed is that where he has a documentary film and can speak with numerous rational arguments, his opponents can only throw tantrums, insults and names in response. You would think that people would get a clue. I think the common people do, which shows that there is intelligent thinkers in the Dutch lands, just not in the intelligentsia.

  2. Greg

    I wish we had a Geert Wilders in this country in a leadership position. Political correctness is one of the things destroying this country. Good luck Geert!

  3. Robert Glisson

    Gates of Vienna has a political commercial from Sweden that might sell rice crispy bars, its that bland. Everyone connected to making it, is backpedaling from it, even though it was made outside Sweden. They still could not post it on television until they censored it even further. It is scary how bad political correctness has gotten. “http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2010/09/silencing-of-lambs.html#readfurther”

  4. George Pal

    “We’ve approached the community because we want this to be an example of how we are cooperating with the members of the community, not only to provide services but also to build a discourse on how Muslims and non-Muslims can cooperate together to push back against the voice of extremism.”
    – Imam Feisal Rauf

    March 24, 2010, an article appears, in Arabic for the website Rights4All, titled “The Most Prominent Imam in New York: ‘I Do Not Believe in Religious Dialogue.'” In the article, Imam Feisel Rauf expounds on his low opinion of religious dialogue.

    “We are united with Christians and Jews in terms of our belief in one God. In the tradition of the prophets. In our tradition of scriptures. The Jewish prophets, Jesus Christ and John the Baptist and Mary are in fact religious personalities and prophets of the Islamic faith as well… “
    – Imam Feisal Rauf

    My Comment: The ecumenical imam lays claim to the Jewish prophets and reformulates the crux of Christianity, demoting Jesus Christ to personality and prophet. And not one elected official, not one public figure, not a Rabbi, not the Catholic Cardinal, will stand up and publicly denounce this fraud who’s built a reputation of tolerant moderate while demonstrably trafficking in taqqiya.

    This failure is not a matter of high-grade obtuseness; it is cowardice. Mr. Wilders, risking his life and freedom, is not so much reviled for speaking out against Islam but for publicly shaming the cowards.

  5. Nora Brinker

    It is rather likely that the photo is not a fraud. If it only were. This seems to be one of the three Christian girls beheaded in the Island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, on October 30, 2005. This picture and others from the other girls have been posted at several more or less respectable sites as well.

  6. Daniel

    I have never heard of this concept before. It is bogus, as far as I know. The photo is probably a fraud too.

    The concept of the harbi is one based in traditional Islamic jurisprudence. [What you say hereunder is known; I’ve written about it too. But I have not heard of “Harbi.” Provide a reliable link, please.]

    Since its inception, Muslim scholars have, based upon Qur’anic teachings, divided the world into Dar al-Islam (the Realm of Islam) and Dar al-Harb (the Realm of War). Dar al-Islam is that territory ruled by Islamic law, while Dar al-Harb is territory that has not been brought under Islamic rule. The harbi is thus a resident of Dar al-Harb who remains resistant to Islamic domination.

    As for the picture of the beheaded girl, it is authentic. The girl was one of three Christian girls beheaded in Indonesia by Muslim jihadists in 2005.

    [Yes, but this particular photo has not been authenticated.]

  7. Aurangzeb

    Feiz doesn’t seem to be a very peaceful Muslim but wilders isn’t peaceful either. wilders is going for an ‘anti-terrorism’ threat against a muslim while he initiated the tension himself. Now he’s taking the road of political propaganda against Feiz. And Feiz is answering in aggression. I consider wilders as a terrorist too. But he is a cool-devil type of thing. And this terrorist (wilders) is hiding behind politics.

    My simple message to wilders is: if you don’t like death threats then don’t mess with Muslims.

  8. Daniel

    But I have not heard of “Harbi.” Provide a reliable link, please.

    If you refer to the “Reliance of the Traveller“, billed by its translator as a “classical manual of Islamic sacred law”, the Arabic word used to to refer to “enemy non-Muslims” is ?????? (transliterated as al-harbi). This is a book of Islamic jurisprudence approved of by al-Azhar University, one of the highest centers of Islamic learning. I can provide page numbers if requested.

  9. Daniel

    I consider wilders as a terrorist too. But he is a cool-devil type of thing. And this terrorist (wilders) is hiding behind politics.

    Are you for real? Geert Wilders a terrorist? You are mad. Wilders has never initiated violence against anyone, nor encouraged others to do so. Only a moral nihilist could compare Geert Wilders to a violence-spouting jihadist cleric like Feiz Muhammad.

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