Last night, history of a sort was made when excerps of "Fitna," Geert Wilders short film linking exhortations to violence against infidels in the Koran to examples violence against infidels in real life, aired on The Glenn Beck Show. I say "history," of course, because until last night, no television network in the world had dared to air the film--to my knowledge, comprised solely of news and documentary footage--due to fear of violent retribution from those we generically refer to as "terrorists." Indeed, last March when Dutch parliamentarian Wilders released the film on the Internet, the Internet server initially pulled it offline after receiving death threats from the same kind of "terrorists."
So, kudos to Glenn Beck and CNN for displaying a sadly unique brand of courage.
Beck's interview with Wilders went well enough, given that Wilders was allowed to describe in frank terms the dire conditions of Islamization in Holland and the wider West. After the interview concluded and the show resumed after a commercial break, however, Beck mugged for the camera, slumping, sarcastically saying something about it having been a "fun" show, and then, under his breath, something like, "that last guy had scared the [unintellgible] crap out of me."
This was a jarring reaction on several levels, but I think I understand it. We in America are just not used to hearing straight, unvarnished, frank talk about the impact of Islam in Europe in this era of what Wilders call Islamic colonization. It's about time we got used to it.
Here, to help, is an excerpt from a speech Geert Wilders gave in parliiament last week. Dutch government media cut their broadcast of it off mid-stream citing "technical difficulties." (Mirabile dictu, these "difficulties" cleared up in time to broadcast the next speaker.)
Madam President, we are losing our country. We are losing our Netherlands. We are losing it to mass immigration. We are losing it to the inflow which is no longer in control. We are losing it to a culture of backwardness and violence. We are losing it to the Moroccan thugs who go though live scoffing and spitting and beating up innocent people. They make the schoolyards and streets unsafe. They stick up their middle finger to funeral processions, threaten and abuse ambulance staff and beat up gay people and hiss ‘whore’ to women. They happily accept our benefits, our homes, our doctors. But not our standards and values.
Madam President, the elite calls these Moroccans, who botch up everything, in a very romantic way “New Netherlanders”. I prefer to call them “colonists”. Muslim colonists. Because they have not come here to integrate, but to take over the lot, to make us submit.
While Germany expels honor-killers, while France refuses the French nationality for those who wear a burqa, this Cabinet only cheers the colonization and Islamization of the Netherlands.
Balkenende IV is not willing to face the problems; he looks the other way and signs the cultural capitulation. On the border of two worlds this government chooses backwardness, this government chooses for the colonists and not for our beloved Netherlands.
You would think that Christians would be an ally in the fight for the preservation of our culture. That they would fight against Islam because they know what the fate of a dhimmi is. Secretary of State Huizinga [Christian Union] can imagine that the Suikerfeest [end of Ramadan, Eid al Fitr] will become a national holiday. Just think of this: a Christian State Secretary of the Christian Union party [ChristenUnie].
That State Secretary is not heard when believers in Gouda at the end of the church service are spit on and besieged by Moroccans. Gouda is Islamizing rapidly.
Crime is exploding, the atmosphere is getting more grim. Moroccans appear five times as often in police statistics as native Dutch do. A Moroccan told a journalist, I quote: “Within ten years we are the boss here. And then we immediately throw that **** Queen of yours out.” End quote. This kind of appalling talk we must never accept.
As always, the Dutch government beats a retreat. Since last Saturday there no more buses driving through parts of the district Oosterwei [Gouda], better known as Little Morocco. Bus drivers are spit on, threatened and robbed.
A bus driver from Gouda wrote me last week: “Mr. Wilders, Moroccans terrorize us. Yesterday, in his first run, a colleague was robbed by a Moroccan with a knife put on his throat while this Moroccan’s friends were sitting outside in a car waiting. They left as cheerfully as if they had been to the cash dispenser of a bank.”
Why is no action taken against this? Where are the police? Where is the PvdA [Socialist party] Mayor of Gouda? Why could he only reply with an additional grant for a Moroccan community center? Where is the Minister of the Internal Affairs, where is the Minister of Justice, where is the Minister of Integration? Why all these cowardly administrators looking the other way? Why do they let the Dutch down? Because it’s not only in Gouda and Amsterdam; in the entire Netherlands street terrorism in increasing. It has been a long time since there were no incidents. It is an Islamic intifada.
Madam President, I have two concrete proposals. Because it can not go on like this any longer.
My first proposal is about policing. The police of Gouda are no longer able to deal with the street terrorists. The colonizers just torch the police cars. Police Officers are told: “we know where your children’s school is”. Madam President, it is now no longer possible that we enable the deployment more than a thousand soldiers to Afghanistan to make it a safer place while the Netherlands itself becomes increasingly insecure. Therefore, bring the soldiers back to the Netherlands and let our boys sweep the area clean here. The safety of the Dutch citizen is priority number one. Oosterwei, Gouda, our cities and our villages are more important than Uruzgan.
My second proposal is to finally get tough on those Moroccan thugs. Enough is enough. Enough terror, enough contempt, enough violence. Out with all those street terrorists… Out with all those molesters guilty of honor killings. Out with all those torturers who circumcise little girls. Out with all those foreigners who misbehave.
I hope the government responds positively to both proposals.
The damage of the multicultural society amounts, as I said earlier, at least one hundred billion euros. Could it be worse? Yes, it may be worse. The Netherlands has since 1960 also thrown more than one hundred billion euros into the bottomless pit called development aid. President, what all that we could have done with all that money the past forty years? Well, I would say: investing in the Netherlands! To begin with health care.
There are far too few people with health care. Secretary of State Bussemaker [Socialist party] knows that. But meanwhile she is waving away all wrongdoing in our nursing homes and homes for the elderly. The 88-year old Mrs. Willemse has been sitting in a dilapidated wheelchair, the wheels tilted, a ramshackle wooden frame and a plate as backrest. She got bedsores sitting in it. And the very elderly gentleman Steller has been waiting more than two years for the care he needs. Mrs. Emons died not in her bed but in the in the cold storage of the morgue due to haste.
Incidents? Unfortunately they are not incidents. Already for a very long time they aren’t. In many of our nursing homes, poverty rules.
This Cabinet leaves our elderly, our disabled and seriously ill as hard as a stone in the lurch. Elderly people just have to wait and see whether they will be reanimated.
[There follows a chapter on care for the elderly, budget change and lower taxes]
President, the PVV stands for a better Netherlands. A Netherlands that is defending our hard-won freedoms. That resists to the ideologies that are not ours and never should become ours.
President, there is some hope in the distance. Not in The Hague. Not in this building. But in the streets, neighborhoods, villages and cities of the Netherlands. There grows the cry for change.
That is what the Party for Freedom stands up for. Denounced in this building, scoffed at by the state broadcasters, spit on by the leftist subsidy slurpers, discredited by the fat and crammed-full left-liberal canal-zone [Amsterdam] elite. But supported by the other Netherlands, that of the ordinary people. The people who do not get everything for nothing. People who desire nothing more than the preservation of their free Netherlands, security, a reasonable salary and a better future for their children. People who have no voice other than the Party for Freedom.