UPDATE AT BOTTOM… 2-28-2009
I should probably ask for everyone’s forgiveness because this post is going to be a long one, but considering I am one of the few Americans left in this country that refuses to take-it up the poop-chute, I will not apologize. Before you change your mind and click on another site, let me give you a tease as to what this post will be about… Islam is a murdering cult!
This post should worry every single person in the Free World.
If you live in a country that allows you to openly practice your faith, you need to consider what’s in this entire post. Be patient, keep reading, and my point should become abundantly clear.
This story is about an independent film-maker from the Netherlands who goes by the name of Geert Wilders. Mr. Wilders is also a member of Parliament in the Netherlands and part-time documentary film-maker. Mr. Wilders decided to make a documentary about the Muslim faith. Because he decided to tell the truth about the faith, he has run into all sorts of problems. His first problem starts in the Netherlands where they deny him the right to show his movie anywhere in the country. That was only the beginning…
I first made note of his troubles when I posted the Video he made called “Fitna” which I highlighted in this post… The Third Jihad . This video is an excellent piece and after reviewing it on three separate occasions, I can say without reservation that Mr. Wilders included nothing but facts, and reality, as it applies to the Muslim religion. I strongly urge people to watch this video, and I strongly urge people to pass this video on to others.
A few days after I posted the above video I was forced into doing an update here. Below is a short description of the update…
“Though Geert Wilders’ controversial film was scheduled to be screened in the House of Lords in London on January 29, complications forced the screening to be postponed for two weeks”.
Then of course we had update #2 a day later… here.Where I reported that not only would the British government not allow his movie to be screened, but they were also barring Mr. Wilders from entering the country. As fate would have it for Mr. Wilders, the United Nations would end up getting involved . And finally, we find ourselves with Mr. Geert Wilders coming to America to promote his film.
Mr. Wilders has an important message he’s trying to relate to the people of the civilized world, but the civilized world seems to be hell bent on keeping him from telling the story. Why? Seriously, why does the western world refuse to face the reality of the Muslim religion? I honestly do not understand the reluctance of people, and governments, to admit that what is reported in this documentary is the truth. This film by Mr. Wilders simply takes info that can be found in the Qur’an and associates it with what is happening in modern times. And for this he is being black-balled by nations and tagged as a trouble maker simply for telling the truth.
In closing, at least with my part of the rant, I want to ask you a question. First read the piece below that was written by an American moron. Then I would ask you to sit back and wonder the following… would you feel better by going through life knowing the truth and having your fellow Americans know the truth, or would you feel better by going through life knowing that one of the biggest lies in history is being perpetuated by your own government.
If you chose the latter, then you have no business living in a free society!
THE FAITH DIVIDE
Eboo Patel is founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that promotes interfaith cooperation. His blog, The Faith Divide, explores what drives faiths apart and what brings them together.
Geert Wilders on Capitol Hill
By Eboo Patel
There is a foreign element threatening America. He believes the Qur’an promotes violence. He creates videos of Muslims committing terrorist acts and hopes mainstream media plays them. He is committed to the clash of civilizations — Islam vs. the West. Britain, our primary ally, denied him entry, claiming he was a threat to public order. Now he wants to come here.
This foreign element does not speak Arabic. He does not pray five times a day. He does not have a beard. He is not even a Muslim. He is Geert Wilders, a Member of Parliament from a right-wing party in the Netherlands. Why he’s so interested in amplifying Osama bin Laden’s message that Islam promotes violence and division I don’t know.
And why he’s being invited to screen his offensive film Fitna in the ornate LBJ room in the U.S. Capitol confuses me too. My friend Keith Ellison, an African-American Congressman from Minnesota and a Muslim, compared it to screening the horribly racist film The Birth of the Nation in the White House.
A lot of people are mad about this. But I don’t think this is the time to get mad. I think this is the time to think strategy, and to remember core American values.
1) If this becomes a conversation about free speech, go ahead and hand Geert Wilders the trophy because he wins. The truth is lots of things qualify under free speech. Dirty jokes. Ugly lies. Stupid rumors. Probably Fitna does too. Let’s not get into that cat fight. The issue isn’t whether it’s legal to screen Fitna in the LBJ room, but whether it’s American to do so. Shouldn’t the best of America be on display in the Senate? Shouldn’t Capitol Hill be amplifying our tradition of pluralism rather than returning to the dark days of racism?
2) If our best idea is to protest Wilders we give him the images he wants — the heroic free speech crusader surrounded by a group of angry looking (preferably bearded) people shouting him down.
3) We shouldn’t try to get Fitna banned. And we shouldn’t try to get Wilders deported. We should simply point out that Wilders highlights a choice for America: Should we engage one-fifth of the world’s population by punching them in the mouth or by reaching our hand out in friendship? Which approach represents the American way?
As God and America would have it, the American Way happens to be on display the same day that Wilders is screening his film. It’s a made-for-TV contrast.
Thursday afternoon, Senator John Kerry will be hosting a hearing on how the US. can best engage Muslim communities around the world. Kerry is concerned about the dismal image of the U.S. among a large swath of humanity, and is convinced that we can improve this by better communicating American values.
Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright will be testifying, as will Dalia Mogahed of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, and me. My guess is that all of us will say the first step to improving America’s image and foreign relations is simply showing respect towards our fellow human beings, including Muslims. Quite universal, really. Africans want respect. Europeans want respect. Americans want respect. Muslims want respect. Pretty basic.
President Obama understands the American virtue of showing respect to others. In his Inaugural Address he told the Muslim world “we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.” His first interview was with Al Arabiya, where he stated “My job is to communicate the fact that the United States has a stake in the well-being of the Muslim world, that the language we use has to be a language of respect.”
I’m confident that most Americans, seeing the stark choice between Kerry’s hearing and Wilders’ film, will choose the best of our nation instead of the worst of someone else’s country.
Come to think of it, I’m glad Geert Wilders is on Capitol Hill. I hope he drops by our session. Maybe he’ll learn something about American values too.
The International Free Press Society (IFPS) has issued an open letter to the British Government in response to their barring Dutch MP Geert Wilders’ entry to the country for the screening of ‘Fitna’ in the House of Lords.
I do not give a rats ass what some government weenies say, the truth of the matter is as follows… “The Qur’an promotes violence”.
Standing room only at Geert Wilders Event in the USA…Denied to Britons!
February 28, 2009
SRO: STANDING ROOM ONLY
The event with Wilders was an unimaginable success …………….Pamela Hall caught it all. She has all the pics and videos. Waiting for her to load.
For Atlas, the highlight of the evening was the line out of the building. Wilders emerged from the elevator and the lines in the crowd went wild. Nobody caught that on video.
I apologize to the folks who were refused entry because the space was over capacity. From what I hear a hundred or more people could not get in.
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