Just who is Geert Wilders? Just one of the bravest, most persistent voices on the fighting front against radical Islam. Geert is a Dutch parliamentarian who has been charged with a hate crime in his own country, the Dutch Netherlands. That trial is coming up soon as the Netherlands will try to silence his free speech, which is what the whole “hate crime” issue is about anyway. In the meantime, Geert has been traveling, warning the world about radical Islam and what their plans are for all of us. He has produced a movie called Fitna. Fitna shows verses from the Koran, which direct Muslims to kill, alongside images of what radicalized believers do to “the infidels”.
In my estimation, Mr. Wilders is a very brave man. He lives and travels under very high security. One can imagine how crazy his exposure of Islam makes those who are already “wired pretty tightly”, if you get my drift. (Just recently, a terrorist went after the Danish cartoon creator by breaking into his home and trying to kill him.) Radical Islam just cannot stand any exposure of its actions. These are deranged beings who believe murder is normal. And so Geert and those like him live under constant threat of losing their lives. But Mr. Wilders is not to be stopped. He gives speeches and shows his movie. He paints a picture for all of us to see of what is happening in our world…and we’d better pay attention. The threat is real…and dangerous.
In September, 2009, Geert gave a speech at the Hudson Institute. One should peruse the entire speech, but I am going to quote parts of it here….
“I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The danger I see looming is the scenario of America as the last man standing. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe. In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: who lost Europe? Patriots from around Europe risk their lives every day to prevent precisely this scenario form becoming a reality…
The Europe you know is changing. You have probably seen the landmarks. The Eiffel Tower and Trafalgar Square and Rome’s ancient buildings and maybe the canals of Amsterdam. They are still there. And they still look very much the same as they did a hundred years ago.
But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world, a world very few visitors see – and one that does not appear in your tourist guidebook. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration. All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighbourhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It’s the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corner. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighbourhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe, street by street, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, city by city.
There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe. With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.
Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam, Marseille and Malmo in Sweden. In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighbourhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities. In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims. Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear “whore, whore”. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin. In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin. The history of the Holocaust can in many cases no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity. In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighbourhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels, because he was drinking during the Ramadan. Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya, Israel. I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.
A total of fifty-four million Muslims now live in Europe. San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.
Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France. One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favour of a worldwide caliphate. A Dutch study reported that half of Dutch Muslims admit they “understand” the 9/11 attacks.”
What do you think of this picture? This is the result of bowing to an egregious, violent cult with murder and mass domination on it’s mind. It reminds me of the mechanical half man, half machine group called the Borg on Star Trek…”You will be assimilated”… The light of freedom is going out in these countries. Here in America, I see us behaving in much the same fashion. What’s that saying….if you don’t stand for something, you will stand for nothing. We are being called to make a stand for truth. Of course, one has to see the truth and believe the truth before making a stand. In our culture moral relativism has been the leading doctrine for some time; relativism denies the existence of absolutes, and without absolutes, how can one make a determination? That’s why we are so confused here in our nation. I’ll have more to say about that in another post.
NOTE: The title of this post is a play on the words of a song from The Sound of Music…”How do you solve a problem like Maria?”…