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"