Friday, February 13, 2009

Europe afraid of Muslims

Watch Fitna here.

It's a very sad day for freedom of speech in the UK and Europe. Freedom Party MP Geert Wilders, elected European parliamentarian is refused entry to the UK, because of fear for Muslims.

Mr Wilders had been invited to show his controversial film Fitna - which links the Islamic holy book to terrorism - in the UK's House of Lords.

Mr Wilders' film Fitna (among many other things on this earth) caused outrage across the Muslim world when it was posted on the internet last year.

He was not allowed into the country because his opinions "would threaten community security and therefore public security."

Mr Wilders added: "Democracy means differences and debate. It's a very sad day when the UK bans an elected parliamentarian... Of course I will come back."

He said “the government's actions had proved that Gordon Brown was the biggest coward in Europe."

Mr Wilders has urged the Dutch government to ban the Koran and warned of a "tsunami" of Islam swamping the Netherlands.

The Dutch government expressed "deep regret" at Britain's decision to refuse Mr Wilders entry, and the country's ambassador to Britain went to Heathrow to offer assistance.

Netherlands Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen said: "It is highly regrettable that a Dutch MP should be denied entry to another EU country."

The Lords screening went ahead as planned, despite Mr Wilder's non-attendance.

Fitna's opening scenes show a copy of the Koran followed by footage of the 9/11 attacks in the US and the bombings in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005.

In a joint statement, UK Independence Party peer Lord Pearson and Baroness Cox said they were "promoting freedom of speech" and accused the Government of "appeasing" militant Islam.

The fear in the UK and Europe are nowadays bigger than the will to defend the freedom of speech.


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