Geert Wilders Goes to Toronto, Canada
Last night at the Canadian Christian College in Toronto, Canada, Geert Wilders, the president of the Freedom Party (PVV) in the Netherlands, spoke to a packed room to sound the alarm of Islamism rising in Europe and the West, and what that means for the future of the free world. Wilders does not call Islam, Islamism but in Canada there is a difference between Islam and Islamism. According to the human rights tribunals, the former is a religion, and the later an idelogy. It is considered hate speech to criticize Islam in Canada. Ask Mark Steyn and best selling author of Shakedown and host of “The Source” on the Sun TV News Network, Ezra Levant, who moderated the event, what can happen if you do.
“Speak the truth” Wilders repeated, “Speak the truth.”
Wilders warned the audience about the loss of freedom of speech and the growing influence of the United Nations Organization of the Islamic Conference. He suggested that Canada and Europe include an American-styled freedom of speech amendment to their laws.
He offered facts and statistics of Islamism’s increasing role in Europe. He discussed recent parliamentary successes he achieved in the Netherlands; including immigration reforms, and stripping criminals with dual citizenship of their Dutch citizenship and deporting them.
Wilder’s reminded how 65 years ago Canadians were sent to battle to defeat Nazism to free Europe, to free the Netherlands. “And it would be an enormous insult to them if we Europeans would give up the precious freedom for another totalitarian ideology…” he said.
Previously the Dutch parliamentarian traveled widely throughout the Middle East. That changed in 2004 when his life was threatened by Muslim extremists. In 2008 he made and released a short documentary entitled Fitna which Wilders says shows how verses from the Koran are being used to incite modern Muslims to behave violently and anti-democratically. For the last seven years he lives under 24-hour police protection. He moves shadowed by bodyguards. He cannot sleep in the same place for two consecutive nights, yet there is no anger or bitterness in his voice, rather there is an thoughtfullness when he speaks, a desire to perhaps educate and inform. It is not only the West and Europe who Wilders wants to remain free but he wants to free the Muslims too. Wilders received a standing ovation.
The invitation only event was sponsored by the Independent Free Press Society (IFPS- Canada and IFPS-USA). “The sole purpose of The International Free Press Society (IFPS) is to defend freedom of expression wherever and by whomever it is threatened.”