Will Europe stand for freedom or submission? Ask Wilders

His life is threatened, but he is found guilty of discrimination. That is today's Europe.

Giulio Meotti,

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The lowest point in Geert Wilders’ life in hiding was when he was forced to live in a state prison, the Zeist, after the killing of Theo van Gogh. Wilders lost his freedom and since then, for ten years, he lives under police protection 24/7. Wilders could go to a restaurant with his wife, but the police would check it first. When they go to the cinema, they enter through the back door. Now a Dutch court has found him guilty of “discrimination” for having called to close the Netherlands to Muslim migrants.

Wilders’ attitude is that of one who knows he has no alternative. He will not let the Iranian mullahs write his agenda. His name was found even among some papers of terrorists in Hevron and in Iraq. Some Islamist sites offer lavish rewards for whoever succeeds in killing him. Analysts believe that from the beginning the real target of Dutch Jihadists was him. Long before the murder of Van Gogh, Wilders received a video: the invocation to Allah, a globe covered with a Koran on which stands a Kalashnikov. And his name. “Enemy of Islam”, reads an inscription in Dutch. “Sentenced to be beheaded”.

The irony is that anyone who threatens Wilders is perfectly free to walk around, while he was elected by the people and he can not even announce his rallies and he has now been found guilty by a court.


If he had criticized Christianity or Judaism, they would not have banned him in the UK. But Islam is untouchable. Wilders committed what George Orwell called “thought crimes.”
If he had criticized Christianity or Judaism, they would not have banned him in the UK. But Islam is untouchable. Wilders committed what George Orwell called “thought crimes.”

A few years ago, Wilders was prized and welcomed at the Ronald Reagan Library. He said that Marseilles and Rotterdam are now “more part of Eurabia than Europe”; that Islam is an “ideology” and “a threat to the Europe of Bach and Michelangelo, Shakespeare and Socrates, Galileo and Voltaire”; that Israel is a '”oasis of enlightenment” while all around is obscurantism; that the UN Human Rights Council should be boycotted.

Wilders’ Western crusade and his legal persecution should concern all of us: What Europe will our children inherit forty years from now? The Western one or the one with Medina values? Will the West offer submission or perseverance? Freedom or slavery?




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