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Full story at: The Examiner

“It boggles the mind to imagine it: a lawmaker in a Western country being brought up on what amounts to criminal blasphemy charges.“

That’s Rod Dreher at the Dallas Morning News, blogging about the Dutch government’s decision to prosecute a member of its own Parliament, Geert Wilders, for “hate speech.”

Wilder’s crime was to produce a short movie called “Fitna”, which juxtaposes passages from the Koran with footage of the 9/11 attacks and other atrocities perpetrated by self-described Muslim terrorists.

Wilders is charged with “inciting hatred and discrimination,” even though, as free speech advocate Ezra Levant points out, hatred is a feeling, and feelings shouldn’t (and realistically can’t) be criminalized.

“As his film shows, this largely amounts to quoting the Koran accurately and reporting the statements of Muslim organizations and their supporters, many of which can’t be repeated here.

“Wilders is in fact guilty of nothing but resisting the Islamicization of Europe and the attempt to impose Sharia law on the West. Suppressing all criticism of and debate about Islam is part of that move. Free speech and Sharia law are incompatible.”


Adding insult to injury, today the Netherlands Justice Minister approved a visit by American Muslim Khalid Yasin, explaining that “everyone in the Netherlands has freedom of speech, provided they respect the rule of law.”

Clearly, however, there is a double standard at work in the Dutch legal system. Like an troublingly large number of African-Americans, Yasin believes that AIDS was created by “white” governments as a biological weapon against blacks. Accusations of “genocide” are serious legal and political business; in fact, they could very likely “incite hatred”…

Yasin’s also been quoted as saying:

“There’s no such thing as a Muslim having a non-Muslim friend. If you prefer the clothing of the kafirs over the clothing of the Muslims, most of those names that’s on most of those clothings is faggots, homosexuals and lesbians…The Koran gives a very clear position regarding homosexuality, lesbianism and bestiality — that these are aberrations, they are immoralities and if they are tried, convicted, they are punishable by death.”

Meanwhile, over in Austria, another politician has been charged with “incitement” and “humiliating a religion” for calling Mohammed “a pedophile.”

Full story at: The Examiner

Apparently this is okay:

But a citizen standing up for the defense of an entire country, the entire culture even – is not.


One Comment

  1. I really am proud of Glenn Beck for doing that segment. Most TV personalities, even conservatives, will not really give this issue the concern it deserves.

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