Posted by: bj | February 21, 2010

Freedom of Speech on Trial in Amsterdam

Mr. Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch Parliament, has been warning his Country and the world about the rapid growth of Islamic Extremist terrorism throughout the world.  This is exemplified by Mr. Wilders in his speech at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York on September 28, 2008.

Comments on Speech:

Click here for the speech:

This post could be entitled:

  • Geert Wilders on Trial in Holland
  • The Crooked Judges of Amsterdam
  • The Truth on Trial in Amsterdam
  • Is telling the Truth now Against the Law in Amsterdam?

But we Choose to call it:  Freedom of Speech on Trial in Amsterdam

Below is the video from a speech given on February 5, 2010, by Pat Codell, of the BBC in London:

Below is the Text of the video:

This week in an Amsterdam courtroom we saw the beginning of what could be both the trial of the century and the crime of the century.

What an honour for the Netherlands so early in the century.

In the most determined statement of dhimmitude we’ve yet seen in Europe — and that is saying something — the Dutch authorities are pushing ahead with the prosecution of an elected parliamentarian for the crime of embarrassing them with the truth.

There is an ideological fervour about this prosecution that’s almost religious in its intensity, because let’s be clear, this is a heresy trial by any other name. They can’t refute Mr Wilders’ statements, so instead they’ve resorted to the kind of cheap legal stunt we’d expect from the likes of Mugabe to shut their opponent up.

They have accused him of being divisive and inflammatory. And yes, sometimes the truth can be divisive and inflammatory if it has been suppressed for long enough and has become sufficiently taboo, as it clearly has in the Netherlands. Because according to the prosecution it doesn’t even matter that what he says is true; what matters is that it’s illegal.

Well, when the truth is against the law then there’s something seriously wrong with the law, because when the truth is no defense there is no defense, and the law has no anchor, so it will drift wherever the wind of political expedience blows.

And this week it blew straight into a crooked courtroom in Amsterdam where justice will now be made to fight for its life starved of the oxygen of truth that gives it life.

These are desperate tactics from desperate people who have tied themselves up in such knots of relativist guilt; they are incapable of acknowledging the truth, let alone dealing with it. They are like somebody who is prepared to chop off their own hand to avoid being seen scratching their arse in public. What makes it worse it they are clinging to something that doesn’t even exist.

The multicultural bubble burst a long time ago, when Pim Fortuyn was murdered, when Theo van Gogh was murdered, both for the crime of expressing an opinion in what is supposed to be one of the world’s leading liberal democracies. It was then the Dutch people and everybody else in Europe came face to face with multiculturalism, what it really is, and what it really means.

On the surface it sounds like a pleasant word evoking a kind of rainbow society of mutually enriching cultural perspectives. And what could be better than that? But that’s not what it is at all, and that was never the intention.

If they had been honest from the start about what it really is, Islamisation, they know they would never have been allowed to get away with it. But people are beginning to realise that Islam is, in fact, what they are getting, and it is all they are getting. And that is why the Freedom Party is leading the opinion polls in the Netherlands from nowhere in just a few short years.

And it is also why the ruling class is so desperate to destroy Mr Wilders before the next election, because they know his views are popular enough to change things, to put an end to the multicultural lie and to give the Dutch people back their country. And that is why he is facing trial.

Can I say that?

Maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised it has come to this. After all, they do have a history of ganging up on their popular politicians in the Netherlands. Isn’t that how Pim Fortuyn was murdered? Some leftist lunatic took the establishment and the press at their word that he was a public menace for opposing Islamisation, and killed him for it.

Next day all the people who had been vilifying him were suddenly his best friends. They were shocked. How could this have happened? But they all know how it happened. The whole world knows how it happened. And if it hadn’t happened this trial wouldn’t be taking place today because Islam wouldn’t be the problem it is today.

And maybe Amsterdam would still be one of the world’s favourite cities and not the kind of place where gay people are afraid to go out for fear of being beaten up by gangs of Muslim youths.

The Dutch ruling class has shown it is prepared to stoop to anything, even as far as undermining the very cornerstone of western civilisation, freedom of speech, to prop up a rotten ideology that is not only dead but whose corpse is now beginning to smell. And you know that smell. It’s that pungent mix of authoritarianism and cowardice that we have all become depressingly familiar with.

Certainly here in Britain we know all about it. We’ve had twelve years of it. And we haven’t forgotten the shameful events of this time last year when Mr Wilders was refused entry to Britain because our government allowed itself to be bullied and threatened by a handful of Muslim loudmouths, who took it upon themselves to suppress free speech in a free country and were allowed to get away with it. Because otherwise they might have been offended.

Oh, perish the thought. Why the hell shouldn’t Muslims be offended? What are they anyway… babies?

Nobody gives a damn how offended the rest of us are at having our culture squatted by an aggressive religious totalitarianism and being told to shut up about it. And that’s why this trial is not just about the Netherlands. It affects all of us.

The Dutch people have a well-deserved reputation for tolerance and open-mindedness. The very qualities, many would argue, that got them into this mess in the first place. So they’re a bit further down the road of multicultural dhimmitude than most countries, but it is a road we are all travelling in the West. And if we stay on it we will all arrive at the same unhappy crossroads in another courtroom, in another country. It is only a matter of time.

Fear of free speech is a symptom of a profoundly neurotic and dishonest society, which is what we have got on our hands now.

All over the western world it is the same sorry story. We have governments and police forces who cringe before Islam while whittling away our civil liberties because of Islam. We have media that can’t even use the word “Islam” in connection with terrorism, when the two things couldn’t be more intimately connected if they were Siamese twins.

Yet they are quite happy to label Mr Wilders as a far-right politician, in the kind of casual slander that passes for journalism these days, especially at the wretched BBC, who have been too politically correct even to acknowledge that this trial is taking place.

Anyone who isn’t angry and ashamed that it is taking place doesn’t deserve to live in a free society. The trial has already left as dark a stain on Dutch history as McCarthyism left on American history, and it is only going to get worse, because not only have the crooked judges denied Mr Wilders the witnesses he needs to defend himself, they have also made sure the trial will coincide with the election campaign, making it as difficult as possible for him to put his case to the people.

This man is a hero, not a criminal, and it is time the rest of us stood up and said so, loud and clear, because there’s too much at stake to be polite any more, and there’s too much at stake to be afraid any more. This intellectual terrorism has got to stop.

Our birthright is being deliberately sold from under us by people who don’t have the right of ownership. And we are now on the verge of bequeathing our children and grandchildren the kind of society that we wouldn’t want to be born into. It doesn’t get any more immoral or cowardly than that.

You know, in the English language we have an expression: “Dutch Courage”. It’s not really courage at all. It is the kind of courage you get when you’ve had a bit too much alcohol to drink. Well, now there is a new expression: “Dutch Justice”. It’s not really justice at all. It is the kind of justice you get when you’ve overdosed on cultural relativism and your spine has completely disappeared.

Shame on the Netherlands.
Shame on the western media for not raising a howl of protest against this outrageous attack on our basic freedom.

And shame upon shame on the crooked judges of Amsterdam.

Was there something else?

Oh yeah, peace.

Be nice, wouldn’t it?

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