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Geert Wilders on the Spread of Islam in Europe
A talk given at the Hudson Institute | September 25, 2008 | Geert Wilders

Posted on 09/27/2012 12:03:57 AM PDT by Slyfox

Geert Wilders is a Dutch politician, a member of the House of Representatives and the chairman of the Netherlands' Party for Freedom (currently the third largest party in the Dutch parliament). Mr. Wilders is well known in his home country for his strong criticism of Islam, having stated at various times that "Islamic ideology has to be defeated" and "there is no such thing as "moderate Islam'," and advocating that the Netherlands ban the Quran, Islamic dress, and the further immigration of Muslims to that country. This speech was delivered by Mr. Wilders at the Four Seasons in New York, during a luncheon sponsored by the Hudson Institute in 2008. Geert Wilders was on trial in the Netherlands, charged with five counts of inciting racial hatred over his anti-Islamic public statements. He was acquitted in June 2011.

Dear friends,

Thank you very much for inviting me. 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 United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.

First I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe . Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem .

The Europe you know is changing.

You have probably seen the landmarks. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.

All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods 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 corners. 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 neighborhoods, 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, neighborhood by neighborhood, 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 neighborhoods. 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 no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity.

In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods 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 favor of a worldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call 'respect'. And this is how we give them respect. We have Muslim official state holidays.

The Christian-Democratic attorney general is willing to accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey .

Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. I call the perpetrators 'settlers'. Because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies; they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.

Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries. Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.

The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages - at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.

Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means 'submission'. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.

Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam 'the most retrograde force in the world', and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel . First, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz, second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.

This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam's territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines , Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan , Lebanon , and Aceh in Indonesia . Israel is simply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.

The war against Israel is not a war against Israel . It is a war against the West. It is jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel , Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.

Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West. It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they can get Israel , they can get everything. So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a 'right-wing extremists' or 'racists'. In my country, the Netherlands , 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat. Yet there is a greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America - as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome , Athens and Jerusalem ...

Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe , American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe s children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dhimmi; eurabia; geertwilders; islam; islamofascism; jihad; muslim; sharia
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1 posted on 09/27/2012 12:04:00 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox
This spread of evil MUST be stopped.
2 posted on 09/27/2012 12:11:13 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Slyfox

“...the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam.” Why can’t the world see the truth in that statement? It’s as plain as the nose on your face!

3 posted on 09/27/2012 1:45:14 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam Wants You Dead!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GeronL; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA

Dutch voters don’t think so. Geert’s party lost seats in the recent election.

4 posted on 09/27/2012 2:00:05 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Slyfox

Coming soon. The new Mecca.

5 posted on 09/27/2012 2:15:31 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: whatshotandwhatsnot

I see it too.

What is also obvious is the “petri dish” in which this Islamic revolution is being spawned. Europe especially has become a feckless, impotent and unChristian region. They lack God’s wisdom and strength to fend off this totalitarian quasi-religious invasion.

And we’re not far behind.

6 posted on 09/27/2012 2:30:17 AM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: Impy

The situation in Holland actually had the Dutch left & right united for a while in their opposition to Islam; both rightfully see it as a threat to their existence (though for different reasons).

7 posted on 09/27/2012 3:00:13 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Slyfox

Unfortunately he got his ass kicked in last week’s parliamentary elections.

8 posted on 09/27/2012 3:05:25 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Slyfox

Bump for later.

9 posted on 09/27/2012 3:12:39 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Slyfox

I”m thinking we might as well translate the word ‘Islam’ when talking about it, just for clarity.

Why not refer to it as ‘Submission’, or to be even more clear, ‘Global Submission’? And instead of calling it a religion, why not be a little less delicate and call it the ‘geopolitical system’ that it is?

If we can start forthrightly addressing the Global Submission Geopolitical System, we might begin to reconsider the legality of mosques (let alone their tax exempt status!) and make headway against it.

10 posted on 09/27/2012 3:15:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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Wilders hits it spot on about Islam

Disturbing was that a few years ago, Fox News, Glenn Beck, and some other “conservative” media started attacking Wilders, after initially supporting him. I guess The Islamics who own part of Fox News did not like Wilders telling the truth

11 posted on 09/27/2012 3:23:25 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: 9YearLurker

He will probably be hunted down and “punished” or even killed for expressing his views on Islam. In the U.S. His view would just be considered an opinion if he were talking about Christianity. Sure he might be scorned but he would not be beheaded for his beliefs. That’s the difference between the Muslim and Christian faiths.

12 posted on 09/27/2012 3:27:43 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: whatshotandwhatsnot

“...the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam.” Why can’t the world see the truth in that statement? It’s as plain as the nose on your face!

You hit the nail on the head and this is their game plan. When God shows up and defends Israel they will know that he is the true God and that Allah is merely a high ranking demon posing as a god. “Every knee will bow and confess that He is Lord”...

13 posted on 09/27/2012 3:31:30 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Then there’s also that nobody is permitted to leave the ‘religion’ without punishment of death. Truly I don’t understand why we tolerate it here.

14 posted on 09/27/2012 3:32:30 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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15 posted on 09/27/2012 3:39:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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16 posted on 09/27/2012 3:44:19 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: TangoLimaSierra

That would be splendid, but unfortunately you can’t nuke the 54 million living in EU now. They have to be rooted out, house to house and at least provided an opportunity to leave.

It never ceases to amaze me that some people actually think that islam will let them live in peace. The way of islam is to murder or enslave EVERYONE that is not muslim.

America is going to have to save Europe a third time.

17 posted on 09/27/2012 3:51:12 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Slyfox

At the bottom, we have spiritual warfare between the God of the Bible and the god of islam. The spread of Islam in Europe can only be opposed by a countervailing spiritual force and Christianity is the only viable candidate. This invites a much more active and assertive Roman Catholic Church.

18 posted on 09/27/2012 4:15:00 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Slyfox

Excellent article. Thanks for posting it! muslims are varelse. We should treat them as such.

19 posted on 09/27/2012 7:54:01 AM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: Moltke
His strategy was unsuccesful. However, the presidents of both the senate and the house are from the VVD with the recent selection of Anouchka van Miltenburg.

These elections have been taking place every two years. Hard to tell what this arrangement will do, since the seats are so evenly split between left and right, something like : 10 - 40 - 40 - 10.

20 posted on 09/27/2012 8:14:22 AM PDT by cornelis
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