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      Monday, 02 March 2009
      Geert Wilders, leader of the
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Party_for_Freedom_and_Democracy>
      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (PVV) in the Dutch Parliament who
      produced a 16 minute-long movie
      <http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=216_1207467783> "FITNA," has been accused of
      Islamophobia and refused entry to the
      <http://www.nrc.nl/international/article2148362.ece/Geert_Wilders_refused_en
      try_to_UK> UK by immigration authorities after arriving at Heathrow airport
      in London. UK Independence party peer, Lord Pearson, had invited him to show
      his controversial film "Fitna," which links Quran to terrorism, at the House
      of Lords.

      The 16-minute documentary which juxtaposes passages of the Quran with the
      mass murder of 9/11 and other acts by radical Muslims was released to the
      Internet on March 27, 2008. It immediately sparked Muslims' condemnation.
      They argued he is twisting selected passages from the Quran to suit his
      argument in the same way that extremists do to promote terrorism. In his
      short film, he presented the following passages from the Quran. You be the
      judge:




      <http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/q
      uran/008.qmt.html#008.060> Al-Anfal 8.60 "Against them make ready your
      strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike
      terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and
      others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye
      shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall
      not be treated unjustly."


      <http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/q
      uran/004.qmt.html#004.056> An-Nisa 4.56 "Those who have disbelieved our
      signs, we shall roast them in fire. Whenever their skins are cooked to a
      turn, we shall substitute new skins for them, that they may feel the
      punishment; Verily Allah is sublime and wise."


      <http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/q
      uran/047.qmt.html#047.004> Muhammad 47.4 "Therefore, when ye meet the
      Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have
      thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the
      time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens.
      Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah's Will, He could certainly
      have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in
      order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of
      Allah, - He will never let their deeds be lost."


      <http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/q
      uran/004.qmt.html#004.056> An-Nisa 4.89 "They but wish that ye should reject
      Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not
      friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is
      forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye
      find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks."

      <http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/q
      uran/008.qmt.html#008.060>
      Al-Anfal 8.39 "Fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression,
      and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere; but
      if they cease, verily Allah doth see all that they do."

      Regrettably, a court in his hometown, Amsterdam, ruled that he should be
      prosecuted for inciting racial hatred, though Wilders has appealed against
      the decision since he was exercising his free speech. The film's title comes
      from the Arabic word 'Fitna', which can simultaneously mean: a schism,
      secession, upheaval and anarchy.

      The Dutch politician arrived in the U.S. last Thursday to show his
      controversial film "Fitna" and meet with lawmakers in Washington. He also
      appeared last Friday at a
      <http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/03/we-turned-a-corner-
      friday-night-something-really-big-happened-something-historic-in-the-face-of
      -a-complacent-lethargic-co.html> banquet in the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in
      Washington D.C. The event was organized by the lovely, fearless and a true
      American patriot, Pamela Geller, from the well-known
      <http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/03/we-turned-a-corner-
      friday-night-something-really-big-happened-something-historic-in-the-face-of
      -a-complacent-lethargic-co.html> blog Atlas Shrug. Other honorable and
      distinguished individuals who assisted Pamela with financing the event were
      <http://www.andrewbostom.org/> Dr. Andrew Bostom,
      <http://www.jihadwatch.org/spencer/> Robert Spencer and
      <http://www.frontpagemag.com/> David Horowitz.

      Wilders gave a phenomenal speech about freedom of speech at the grand
      ballroom. Wilder is correct in his assertion about Islam in Europe. The
      Muslims' killing campaign did not end with their defeat at the gates of
      Vienna. Their eviction from Spain was a temporary forced retreat. But now
      the Muslims have, in huge numbers, penetrated the gates of every city and
      town of Europe without yet having to use their swords.

      In Europe, the gullible, self-indulging native non-Muslims have welcomed the
      arrivals as a source of cheap labor to serve their needs for a life devoted
      to self-gratification with little concern for the future. Europe is living
      on credit, and the creditors are hordes of Muslims who have already started
      delivering their bills.

      Many affluent Europeans who see the handwriting on the wall are packing and
      moving to North America, Australia, and other seemingly safe lands. Yet the
      Muslims' bills, with compounded interest, shall continue to be delivered to
      those who remain behind. In response, politicians will keep bending
      backwards to placate the evermore powerful creditors by gradually
      instituting the Islamic Sharia as the law of the land. Before very long,
      Europe will have to turn its deed over to the new Islamic invaders or rebel
      and fight block by block, city by city. That's when Europe shall bleed, once
      again.

      Life is precious. It is to be protected, nurtured and celebrated. Mankind is
      moving, perhaps at a glacier pace, toward reconciliation, ever-expanding
      inclusiveness without any group or ideology imposing itself on others. Any
      attempt against this trend of unity in diversity is doomed to failure, as
      exemplified by the demise of fascism and communism.

      The charter of Quran for most parts preaches discrimination, death and
      imposition of its dogma on everyone. Islam, just like fascism and communism,
      is a dysfunctional ideology that needs to be abandoned. Humanity has matured
      considerably since the time of Muhammad. In order to continue its forward
      march, mankind must follow a roadmap appropriate for its age and state of
      development. It is foolish to insist that a book written over 1400 years ago
      must serve as the one and only guide for humanity.

      Reforming Islam is unfortunately not a realistic possibility. About the only
      universal agreement that exists among Islamic authorities is that every word
      of the Quran is the word of Allah and is not subject to human modification,
      ever. The 'Hadith' also enjoys a similar sacrosanct standing. And of course,
      the faithful Muhammad's conduct as recorded in the Sunna is the model to be
      emulated. Hence, one can pick and choose, but one cannot discard or revise
      any part of the scripture. For this reason, a Martin Luther type reformation
      has not happened and will not likely ever happen within Islam.

      Sell hate and people queue several blocks to buy. Sell love and you will be
      mostly by your lonely self. Is this a cynical view? No, it is a realistic
      one. It describes a human's lower and primitive nature which must be
      painstakingly overcome through persistent education and awakening of man's
      higher nature.

      It is heartening to see that there are people such as
      <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0jUuzdfqfc> Greet Wilders,
      <http://www.jihadwatch.org/spencer/> Robert Spencer,
      <http://www.faithfreedom.org/> Dr. Ali Sina,
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wafa_Sultan> Dr. Wafa Sultan,
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonie_Darwish> Nonie Darwish and many others
      who cherish liberty as humanity's most precious treasure and risk their
      lives to defend it against the surging monolithic Islamism. I salute these
      valiant people and call upon the free people of the world over to swell
      their ranks and reverse the deadly tide of Islamofascism.




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    • Beowulf
      http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5668/pub_detail.asp March 6, 2010 A Salute to Champions of Liberty Amil
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        March 6, 2010


        A Salute to Champions of Liberty


        Amil <http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/authors/id.157/author_detail.asp>
        Imani

        Geert Wilders, an outspoken politician and chairman of the Freedom Party
        (PVV) in the Netherlands who produced a 16 minute-long
        <http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5668/pub_detail.asp>
        movie "FITNA," has been accused of Islamophobia and refused entry to the UK
        by immigration authorities after arriving at Heathrow
        <http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5668/pub_detail.asp>
        airport in London. UK Independence party peer, Lord Pearson, had invited him
        to show his controversial
        <http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5668/pub_detail.asp>
        film Fitna, which links Koran to terrorism, at the House of Lords.



        The 16-minute
        <http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5668/pub_detail.asp>
        documentary which juxtaposes passages of the Koran with the mass murder of
        9/11 and other acts by radical Muslims was released to the Internet on March
        27, 2008. It immediately sparked Muslims' condemnation. They argued he is
        twisting selected passages from the Koran to suit his argument in the same
        way that extremists do to promote terrorism. In his short film, he presented
        the following passages from the Koran. You be the judge:



        Al-Anfal 8.60 "Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your
        power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the
        enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not
        know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of
        Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly."



        An-Nisa 4.56 "Those who have disbelieved our signs, we shall roast them in
        fire. Whenever their skins are cooked to a turn, we shall substitute new
        skins for them, that they may feel the punishment; Verily Allah is sublime
        and wise."



        Muhammad 47.4 "Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at
        their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond
        firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom:
        Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had
        been Allah's Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them
        (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others.
        But those who are slain in the Way of Allah, - He will never let their deeds
        be lost."



        An-Nisa 4.89 "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and
        thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks
        until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they
        turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any
        case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks."



        Al-Anfal 8.39 "Fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression,
        and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere; but
        if they cease, verily Allah doth see all that they do."



        Regrettably, a court in his hometown, Amsterdam, ruled that he should be
        prosecuted for inciting racial hatred, though Wilders has appealed against
        the decision since he was exercising his free speech. The film's title comes
        from the Arabic word fitna, which can simultaneously mean a schism,
        secession, upheaval and anarchy.



        The Dutch politician arrived in the U.S. last Thursday to show his
        controversial film Fitna and meet with lawmakers in
        <http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5668/pub_detail.asp>
        Washington. He also appeared last Friday at a banquet in the Omni-Shoreham
        Hotel in Washington D.C. The event was organized by the lovely, fearless,
        true American patriot, Pamela Geller, from the well-known blog Atlas Shrugs.
        Other honorable and distinguished individuals who assisted Pamela with
        financing the event were Dr. Andrew Bostom, Robert Spencer and David
        Horowitz.



        Wilders gave a phenomenal speech about freedom of speech at the ballroom.
        Wilders is correct in his assertion about Islam in Europe. The Muslims'
        killing campaign did not end with their defeat at the gates of Vienna. Their
        eviction from Spain was a temporary forced retreat. But now the Muslims
        have, in huge numbers, penetrated the gates of every city and town of Europe
        without yet having to use their swords.



        In Europe, the gullible, perhaps self-indulging native non-Muslims have
        welcomed the arrivals as a great opportunity for multiculturalism and let
        most of their Muslim population gain entry as "refugees" - who then brought
        over their extended families, and sent their children back to the "old
        country" to marry - returning, of course, to Europe right afterward. In
        return, Muslims have shown not a greater willingness to work but in fact, a
        remarkable ability to take advantage of every possible benefit offered by
        generous Infidel nation-states. Europe is living on credit, and the
        creditors are hordes of Muslims who have already started delivering their
        bills.



        Many affluent Europeans who see the handwriting on the wall are packing and
        moving to
        <http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5668/pub_detail.asp>
        North America, Australia, and other seemingly safe lands. Yet the Muslims'
        bills, with compounded interest, shall continue to be delivered to those who
        remain behind. In response, politicians will keep bending backwards to
        placate the evermore powerful creditors by gradually instituting the Islamic
        Sharia as the law of the land. Before very long, Europe will have to turn
        its deed over to the new Islamic invaders or rebel and fight block by block,
        city by city. That's when Europe shall bleed, once again.



        Life is precious. It is to be protected, nurtured and celebrated. Mankind is
        moving, perhaps at a
        <http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5668/pub_detail.asp>
        glacier pace, toward reconciliation, ever-expanding inclusiveness without
        any group or ideology imposing itself on others. Any attempt against this
        trend of unity in diversity is doomed to failure, as exemplified by the
        demise of fascism and communism.



        The charter of Koran for most parts preaches discrimination, death and
        imposition of its dogma on everyone. Islam, just like fascism and communism,
        is a dysfunctional ideology that needs to be abandoned. Humanity has matured
        considerably since the time of Muhammad. In order to continue its forward
        march, mankind must follow a roadmap appropriate for its age and state of
        development. It is foolish to insist that a book written over 1,400 years
        ago must serve as the one and only guide for humanity.



        Reforming Islam is unfortunately not a realistic possibility. About the only
        universal agreement that exists among Islamic authorities is that every word
        of the Koran is the word of Allah and is not subject to human modification,
        ever. The "Hadith" also enjoys a similar sacrosanct standing. And of course,
        the faithful Muhammad's conduct as recorded in the Sunna is the model to be
        emulated. Hence, one can pick and choose, but one cannot discard or revise
        any part of the scripture. For this reason, a Martin Luther type reformation
        has not happened and will not likely ever happen within Islam.



        Sell hate and people queue several blocks to buy. Sell love and you will be
        mostly by your lonely self. Is this a cynical view? No, it is a realistic
        one. It describes a human's lower and primitive nature which must be
        painstakingly overcome through persistent education and awakening of man's
        higher nature.



        It is heartening to see that there are people such as Geert Wilders, Robert
        Spencer, Dr. Ali Sina, Dr. Wafa Sultan, Nonie Darwish and many others who
        cherish liberty as humanity's most precious treasure and risk their lives to
        defend it against the surging monolithic Islamism. I salute these valiant
        people and call upon the free people of the world over to swell their ranks
        and reverse the deadly tide of Islamofascism.



        <http://www.amilimani.com/> FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor
        Amil Imani is an Iranian-born American citizen and a pro-democracy activist
        residing in the United States of America. Imani is a columnist, literary
        translator, novelist and essayist who has been writing and speaking out for
        the struggling people of his native land, Iran. He maintains a website at
        www.amilimani.com.





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