Monday, February 16, 2009

One natural right down, more to come... merry olde England, where Dutch filmmaker Geert Wilders was banned from speaking to the British Parliament for basically calling it like he saw it in regards to the "Religion of Peace"...

Dutch politician Geert Wilders branded Prime Minister Gordon Brown the "biggest coward in Europe" after being refused entry to Britain to show his anti-Islam film.
Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, backed the Government's decision to keep Mr Wilders out of Britain, accusing Mr Wilders of inciting religious hatred.
"Mr Wilders film is all about demonising and attacking Islam and Muslims," he said, insisting his "hatred" for Islam was "based on fiction".
Mr Shafiq went on: "We in the UK value freedom and also our communities have worked so hard to build understanding and respect for each other, Mr Wilders and his fascist views are not welcomed to our country where we pride ourselves as a multi-faith society.
"This is not about freedom of speech but about stopping the incitement to religious hatred this man promotes."

Incitement to religious hatred? Fascist views? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over? I have seen Mr. Wilders' film, and as far as I can tell, he was just telling like it was. And it seems to me that, to use the old cliche, Mohammed Shafiq calling Geert Wilders a fascist is a perfect example of the pot calling the kettle black. Shafiq isn't the one whose speech is being suppressed here; in fact, it's he and his like-minded Islamist thugs doing the suppressing. I think it's worth asking how much of this supposed "respect" Mr. Shafiq speaks of is due to fear of the Islamist thugs taking over Britain day by day. To whatever extent that may be it isn't "respect" at all. At any rate it's sad to see what that country has come to. I shudder to think of how things are going to be when it's all said and done over there. It certainly isn't going to be a country the likes of Winston Churchill or his contemporaries would be proud to claim.
Lest you think that sort of thing could never happen here in the good ole U.S.A. though, you should be advised that our so-called countrymen have yielded to Islamist pressures before. Some of you might remember the 2002 movie adaptation of Tom Clancy's 1991 novel The Sum Of All Fears, in which a bunch of neo-Nazis try to detonate a nuke at the Super Bowl in Denver. Well, in the book it was a gang of Muslim terrorists, but the director of the movie changed that under pressure from Islamist front group CAIR and others. It might be a small thing, but we need to ask ourselves just how far we're willing to go to appease these people in America...and, again, how far we're willing to go to maintain the means and the will to resist them.