Thursday, June 23, 2011

Good News

Got back from an enjoyable ride and shoot to learn that Geert Wilders has been cleared by a Dutch court of "hate speech". His crime? Daring to suggest that Islam isn't some kind of Buddha-meets-Gandhi, pacifist poetry slam, but a "totalitarian political ideology disguised as a religion," whose Koran mandated goal is "to establish the realm of Allah in this world, if necessary by force."

Wilders is free now and I'd say that was good but Mark Steyn's comments on Gates of Vienna are telling:

"And at the end the awkward fact remains: Geert Wilders lives under 24-hour armed guard because of explicit death threats made against him by the killer of Theo van Gogh and by other Muslims. Yet he’s the one who gets puts on trial."

Maybe people like Wilders will help the West understand that a religion founded by a warlord who married a nine year old girl, when not cutting off Jewish heads at Medina, might just, possibly, have something other than peace on its agenda.

In the meanwhile, have a blessed Corpus Christi,



Teresa said...

Awesome news! I've added your blog to the blogroll on my shared blog with my husband. God Bless.

bluesun said...

Come to the US, dude! It's not that bad (yet)!

LSP said...

Teresa - I'm honoured!

LSP said...

Bluesun - I sympathize, but Wilders probably has a job to do in the land of windmills...

Silverfiddle said...

It saddens me to contemplate, but I'd lay even money that Wilders ends up in the US like Hirsi Ali. The Dutch cowards will declare they can no longer defend him, as they did Ms. Ali.

Their loss is our gain.

A question, Parson: Do you think the British or Europeans will one day cry "enough!" and stop their insane immigration policies? Or is it really too late?

I lived in Germany for three years, traveled around the continent, and I thought there was no way the Euro would get off the ground, so that shows you my prognosis powers.

LSP said...

Good question, Silverfiddle.

Mark Steyn thinks the demographics are irreversible and his arguments are convincing, to me, at least.

Then again, as Chesterton liked to point out, history has a way of 'cheating the prophets'.

Personally, and it's an intuition, I don't think that Europe will become Eurabia. Still, with the Iron Duke, I'd hazard it'll be a close run thing... Much depends on recapturing the Faith which is our foundation.

God bless.