Thursday, 12 February 2009

Wild about freedom of speech.

Am I the only UK subject that is bewildered by the treatment of the Dutch MP Geert Wilders?

I suspect not - where did freedom of speech go?.

Many of those who are responsible for his detention and banning have not even seen the film, as admitted today by David Millipede - therefore Wilders is guilty of a crime, only on the basis of an interpretation related to them by a third party? WTF are our politicians and those who feel they must condemn this film thinking? This behaviour is reminiscent of the pathetic concessions made without hesitation around the furore over The Satanic Verses and the Danish cartoons (shown on the right hand side of this post), we are placating those whose religion inspires attavistic bombers & terrorists; who would happily tear apart the west and free speech and see us condemned to a pre-industrial feudal Islamic hegemony.

Surely those critics of Geert Wilders should have made the effort to view the film before putting the boot in?

His self expression and opinions can only inform the debate around the islamisation of our society, the shabby BBC and our government are guilty of the suppression of the freedom of speech in a high handed and unforgivable manner.

What happened to free speech and open debate - did I miss that clause in the Anti-Terrorism act? By denial of this fundamental right we lend credence to those who would suppress freedom of expression in the name of Islam and the Islamic terrorists who executed another Dutch film maker (Theo van Gogh, 'Submission' 2004) - not to mention those who continue to justify the fatwa against Salman Rushdie issued by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989 - a man who would brook no freedom of expression.

I leave the last word to Mr Wilders and his film:

"Your prime minister is the biggest coward in Europe"

6 comments:

  1. I was just at the window.....waving goodbye to "freedom of speech".

    I'm ashamed to be allowing this to happen in my country.

    where do we say enough is enough?

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  2. Any chance Wee Eck will have him over for a screening at Holyrood..... as a SNP supporter I'd like to think so...I'll even buy the popcorn

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  3. I don't know enough about him to comment on this individual's case but certainly civil liberties have been the subject of subtle, and not so subtle, attacks over the past few years.

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  4. i´m so glad to see this post. and happy to support the link to it. the only way i can describe what i feel over this entire situation since i heard about it (which technically was months ago when fitna was banned at the e.u. parliamental meetings) is gobsmacked.

    this is rapidly becoming a very big deal. i´m glad folks are getting stirred.

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  5. Mike, I am ashamed of my country.

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  6. Polaris, it used to be my country too, and at heart I'll always be proud of my English/Welsh heritage.

    All I can say about this outrage/cowardice/surrender is that letters/faxes/emails to MP's must be used, and a public campaign to raise money for a legal challenge, either to help Wilders in his suit against Jacqui Brown or for a private prosecution.

    Where is the wealthy patriot to spearhead such a campaign ? How about Man of the Year Jeremy Clarkson ?

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