Friday, February 13, 2009

Geert Wilders' House of Lords speech

This is the text of what Dutch MP Geert Wilders would have said, had the British Government permitted him to do so:

London, Feb. 12, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much.

Thank you for inviting me. Thank you Lord Pearson and Lady Cox for showing Fitna, and for your gracious invitation. While others look away, you, seem to understand the true tradition of your country, and a flag that still stands for freedom.

This is no ordinary place. This is not just one of England’s tourist attractions. This is a sacred place. This is the mother of all Parliaments, and I am deeply humbled to speak before you.

The Houses of Parliament is where Winston Churchill stood firm, and warned — all throughout the 1930’s — for the dangers looming. Most of the time he stood alone.

In 1982 President Reagan came to the House of Commons, where he did a speech very few people liked. Reagan called upon the West to reject communism and defend freedom. He introduced a phrase: ‘evil empire’. Reagan’s speech stands out as a clarion call to preserve our liberties. I quote: If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.

What Reagan meant is that you cannot run away from history, you cannot escape the dangers of ideologies that are out to destroy you. Denial is no option.

Communism was indeed left on the ash heap of history, just as Reagan predicted in his speech in the House of Commons. He lived to see the Berlin Wall coming down, just as Churchill witnessed the implosion of national-socialism.

Today, I come before you to warn of another great threat. It is called Islam. It poses as a religion, but its goals are very worldly: world domination, holy war, sharia law, the end of the separation of church and state, the end of democracy. It is not a religion, it is a political ideology. It demands you respect, but has no respect for you.

There might be moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam. Islam will never change, because it is build on two rocks that are forever, two fundamental beliefs that will never change, and will never go away. First, there is Quran, Allah’s personal word, uncreated, forever, with orders that need to be fulfilled regardless of place or time. And second, there is al-insal al-kamil, the perfect man, Muhammad the role model, whose deeds are to be imitated by all Muslims. And since Muhammad was a warlord and a conqueror we know what to expect.
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Islam means submission, so there cannot be any mistake about its goal. That’s a given. The question is whether the British people, with its glorious past, is longing for that submission.

We see Islam taking off in the West at an incredible speed. The United Kingdom has seen a rapid growth of the number of Muslims. Over the last ten years, the Muslim population has grown ten times as fast as the rest of society. This has put an enormous pressure on society. Thanks to British politicians who have forgotten about Winston Churchill, the English now have taken the path of least resistance. They give up. They give in.

Thank you very much for letting me into the country. I received a letter from the Secretary of State for the Home Department, kindly disinviting me. I would threaten community relations, and therefore public security in the UK, the letter stated.

For a moment I feared that I would be refused entrance. But I was confident the British government would never sacrifice free speech because of fear of Islam. Britannia rules the waves, and Islam will never rule Britain, so I was confident the Border Agency would let me through. And after all, you have invited stranger creatures than me. Two years ago the House of Commons welcomed Mahmoud Suliman Ahmed Abu Rideh, linked to Al Qaeda. He was invited to Westminster by Lord Ahmed, who met him at Regent’s Park mosque three weeks before. Mr. Rideh, suspected of being a money man for terror groups, was given a SECURITY sticker for his Parliamentary visit.

Well, if you let in this man, than an elected politician from a fellow EU country surely is welcome here too. By letting me speak today you show that Mr Churchill’s spirit is still very much alive. And you prove that the European Union truly is working; the free movement of persons is still one of the pillars of the European project.

But there is still much work to be done. Britain seems to have become a country ruled by fear. A country where civil servants cancel Christmas celebrations to please Muslims. A country where Sharia Courts are part of the legal system. A country where Islamic organizations asked to stop the commemoration of the Holocaust. A country where a primary school cancels a Christmas nativity play because it interfered with an Islamic festival. A country where a school removes the words Christmas and Easter from their calendar so as not to offend Muslims. A country where a teacher punishes two students for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class. A country where elected members of a town council are told not to eat during daylight hours in town hall meetings during the Ramadan. A country that excels in its hatred of Israel, still the only democracy in the Middle-East. A country whose capitol is becoming ‘Londonistan’.

I would not qualify myself as a free man. Four and a half years ago I lost my freedom. I am under guard permanently, courtesy to those who prefer violence to debate. But for the leftist fan club of Islam, that is not enough. They started a legal procedure against me. Three weeks ago the Amsterdam Court of Appeal ordered my criminal prosecution for making ‘Fitna’ and for my views on Islam. I committed what George Orwell called a ‘thought crime’.

You might have seen my name on Fitna’s credit role, but I am not really responsible for that movie. It was made for me. It was actually produced by Muslim extremists, the Quran and Islam itself. If Fitna is considered ‘hate speech’, then how would the Court qualify the Quran, with all its calls for violence, and hatred against women and Jews?

Mr. Churchill himself compared the Quran to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Well, I did exactly the same, and that is what they are prosecuting me for.

I wonder if the UK ever put Mr. Churchill on trail.

The Court’s decision and the letter I received form the Secretary of State for the Home Department are two major victories for all those who detest freedom of speech. They are doing Islam’s dirty work. Sharia by proxy. The differences between Saudi-Arabia and Jordan on one hand and Holland and Britain are blurring. Europe is now on the fast track of becoming Eurabia. That is apparently the price we have to pay for the project of mass immigration, and the multicultural project.

Ladies and gentlemen, the dearest of our many freedoms is under attack. In Europe, freedom of speech is no longer a given. What we once considered a natural component of our existence is now something we again have to fight for. That is what is at stake. Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most pressing issue. The question is: Will free speech be put behind bars?

We have to defend freedom of speech.

For the generation of my parents the word ‘London’ is synonymous with hope and freedom. When my country was occupied by the national-socialists the BBC offered a daily glimpse of hope, in the darkness of Nazi tyranny. Millions of my country men listened to it, illegally. The words ‘This Is London’ were a symbol for a better world coming soon. If only the British and Canadian and American soldiers were here.

What will be transmitted forty years from now? Will it still be ‘This Is London’? Or will it be ‘this is Londonistan’? Will it bring us hope, or will it signal the values of Mecca and Medina? Will Britain offer submission or perseverance? Freedom or slavery?

The choice is ours.

Ladies and gentlemen,

We will never apologize for being free. We will never give in. We will never surrender.

Freedom must prevail, and freedom will prevail.

Thank you very much.


Anonymous Shaven-headed tattooed knuckledragger said...

As FITNA shows, Islam is by its very nature violent and murderous. The commands to kill and rape unbelievers are in the Koran, which is the unchallengeable word of God.

You can't 'moderately' kill and rape people. Hence there can be no such person as a moderate Muslim.

Also, Mohammed is the perfect man , the model for all Muslims, who said "I have been made victorious with terror"

So any Muslim who claims to reject terrorism and violence is either lying to confuse the infidel (Taqiyya) , or rejecting the Koran and the example of the prophet. In the latter case he is an apostate, and liable to be killed by other Muslims.

Do not trust them with anything , nor believe a word they say.

13 February 2009 at 19:01  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Thank you for publishing this, Your Grace. A wonderful speech. I hope we can all give it the widest audience possible.

13 February 2009 at 19:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well he's no Churchill, that much is clear. If Miliband had seen this beforehand he might well have asked what all the fuss was about. I think his Grace may disappoint more than a few amongst his ever expansive audience with this tame offering. 3/10 (to Wilders)

13 February 2009 at 19:30  
Anonymous Stephen Gash said...

Geert's speech is poignant under the circumstances.

The annoying thing is, people are comparing him to the real hatemongers who have been refused entry. Those people who have called for the death of others, for example.

There is no comparison.

Criticism of Islam has already been silenced in Austria, by the courts there which convicted elected politician Suzanne Winters.

She was prosecuted for "inciting hatred" for calling Mohammed a paedophile. Because of the verdict, no Austrian newspaper can now never legally criticise Mohammed's sexual preferences.

It is now the dhimmedia.

13 February 2009 at 19:32  
Anonymous not a machine said...

i listend to david millibands explanation of why he supported mr wilders ban on entry into the uk .

citing that is man backs extremeism .

i have seen FITNA does he not think that , masked men chopping off an innocents head to a quotation from the quoran , is extremist!! .

freedom of speech is under the cosh , you can speak but you may not offend .

to make it more paradoxical as the thinking stands , you are not allowed to question somthing even though it may be corrupt in case you offend , the very method of determining if somthing is suspect or corrupt is being removed .

13 February 2009 at 19:37  
Anonymous indigoseighiel said...

"I have no sympathy. No sympathy! The German people gave us the mandate. And now you cry because your little throats are being cut."

Adolf Hitler

Ha! Its like a dream come true. Long live the one-eyed Scottish idiot.

How did that little tune go?

"Things can only get better"

13 February 2009 at 19:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done, your Grace, for leading on this matter. Well done, indeed.

13 February 2009 at 19:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Alaykum As-Salaam

13 February 2009 at 19:57  
Blogger Anguished Soul said...

Thank you for posting this, Your Grace. It seems the only way to get the real news these days is to read blogs like yours. Certainly not the mainstream media, who are just interested in feeding us pap.

13 February 2009 at 19:58  
Anonymous indigoislamhater said...

السلام عليكم

13 February 2009 at 20:03  
Anonymous indigo said...

أنت الواحدة الذي الذي سوفت خشيتني
أنا اللورد مظلمة

13 February 2009 at 20:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milibrand has swung in behind the banner of the creed from Jurassic Park.

He is a disgrace.

I doubt he feels shame. You have to have a sense of honour as a prerequisite for that to occur.

13 February 2009 at 20:46  
Blogger Microcosm said...

Thank you for posting this your Grace, no geniune far right politician believes for one minute Communism is left on the ash heap of history. As for refering to us as a fellow EU Country, well this sell out does not deserve to speak in the Mother of all Parlaiments.

Deception is what I sence here. Maybe the only good thing about these Commie (far right?) stooges is they do away with the lefty liberals first, useful idiots.

13 February 2009 at 22:01  
Blogger Young Mr. Brown said...

"The question is: Will free speech be put behind bars? We have to defend freedom of speech."

He's right of course. And our government should hang its head in shame - if it knew what shame was. And the LibDems don't do any better. And nor does David Cameron.

BUT Mr Wilders would be a little bit more convincing on the subject of freedom of speech if he did not support the banning Mein Kampf in the Netherlands and advocate the banning of the Quran.

13 February 2009 at 22:05  
Anonymous Norm said...

Sounds a lot like the rivers of blood speech.
Stuff that you can't really disagree with, although with a few uncomfortable bits, which could be jumped upon to make him sound worse than what was said.

13 February 2009 at 22:56  
Blogger Hugh Oxford said...

Thank you for your pivotal role in informing us of this series of events. I sense somewhere that this may transpire to be the point where the worm turned.

13 February 2009 at 23:04  
OpenID BL@KBIRD said...

Your Grace has indeed attracted some unattractive Wormtongues to say discouraging things as is the nature of their task. Indigo, so blue as to be almost black. I hope your on a sound routine and that this place is therapeutic for you. The other Jew hating Jackals are probably mostly slaves of Allah. The anti Zionist tards are just, well, tards.

So does your Grace still view Wilders as some dangerous far right wing semi nazi ? Still view Islam as a brother religion and there fore you inclined to defend it?

Your a sick bunch of puppies with a gut full of parasitic Asian worms.

13 February 2009 at 23:12  
Blogger Homophobic Horse said...

"Thank you for your pivotal role in informing us of this series of events. I sense somewhere that this may transpire to be the point where the worm turned."

The worm wont turn. I think the establishment will only get more extreme.

Even in Guantanamo Bay, inmates are allowed to read their Korans, owing to the naive, multicultural, liberal, Western belief that all religions express the same universal truths of Brotherhood, that there are many fair paths to higher truth, etc. The implication that a religion may drive people's behaviour is not deeply considered. At a time when the Western Elites are pursuing "Globalisation", "multiculturalism", and have transferred their loyalties from their countries to an abstraction called "humanity" (a secular religion) the reality of Islam threatens to blow their whole scheme apart. In their world the past is a vale of suffering and barbarism which is destined, by the laws of history, to be evolved beyond. Given that, it is likely that they will become ever more irrational and aggressive as they try to hold the show together.

13 February 2009 at 23:36  
Anonymous Shaven-headed tattooed knuckledragger said...

The answer to the problems of free speech is always more free speech .

And the answer to the problems of inbred, stone-age, pedophile-worshipping savages taking offence is to cause them more offence.

Free speech - use it or lose it. Do something gratuitously offensive to Muslims every day!

14 February 2009 at 00:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You readers may be interested in this youtube video by Pat Condell

14 February 2009 at 01:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For the generation of my parents the word ‘London’ is synonymous with hope and freedom. When my country was occupied by the national-socialists the BBC offered a daily glimpse of hope, in the darkness of Nazi tyranny. Millions of my country men listened to it, illegally. The words ‘This Is London’ were a symbol for a better world coming soon.

What a shameful disappointment we have become.

14 February 2009 at 02:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The British Government is like an ostrich burying its head in the sand pretending that anything it doesn`t want to see isn`t there.
It will perhaps, eventually, take notice when it gets bitten in the behind!

14 February 2009 at 11:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaheed Malik the 'Justice Minister' (shades of Orwell!) was the chief mover behind the ban with dhimmi Jacqui Smith doing what she was told:

15 February 2009 at 16:21  
Anonymous USpace said...

Great speech, it was apparently written as though it would never be spoken. Is the UK selling Britain for Sharia cash? The only good thing about all this is that it is just causing 10s of millions of more people to watch 'Fitna', and thus start to wake up to the realities of Jihad.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
Sharia Law for ALL

submit to glorious life
slavery and servitude

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw self-defense

exposing violent crimes
shall be deemed hate speech

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
decide to change your race

just simply change religions
your religion is your race

All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
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15 February 2009 at 20:10  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr Indigo,

You appear to be opting for Arabic (or attempting to) with the assumption that His Grace is ignorant of the language. He would like to respond to your childish and flawed Arabic with:

إلى كاتب هذه الرسالة.

أنا لا أهاب أي مسلم, حتى الذين يدعون أنهم يتكلمون العربية وهم بها غير عارفين
إن الحب الحقيقي يبعد كل الخوف وهو متجسد في يسوع المسيح, إبن الله

16 February 2009 at 10:26  

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