- Politics and Social Issues
Geert Wilders and Islam. Racism or Censorship?
This man has been demonized.
The British Home Secretary decided to ban the Dutch M.P. Geert Wilders from entering Britain to show his controversial film about Jehad ideology. Why? To ban him violated his legal right to travel and imposed censorship for political ends.
Worse still, many people are going around branding Wilders and his film "racist" without even seeing it. They are demonizing him and also demonizing those who invited him to Britain to show his film!! Surely that is ignorant prejudice of the worst sort.
Could this happen in the USA? You'd better watch out and make sure it does not.
I am inclined to think that Wilders has a right to show his film and that if he wants to criticize the ideology of Jehad, and fundamentalist bigotry, he should be allowed to do so. After all, many people in the UK and USA have already been massacred because of the aggressive doctrines of the Koran. I have a copy of the Koran in English, by a reputable Oxford University translator, and I have to say that I think it is a load of silly twaddle. Passages which advocate violence and murder to impose Islam on non-believers ARE there. To deny it is ignorant.
Fundamentalist Islam is not compatible with democracy. Maybe no fundamentalism is, but the biggest threat to world democracy now comes from Islam, no longer from Communism. We should be allowed to hear all views. There is a lurch towards censorship by people who call themselves lefties. They say they are opposing "racism" but that is a woolly-minded argument. I have friends of all ethnic origins and some from Muslim families, and I believe this is an ideological problem.
The British government is nuts to allow Islamic schools to be set up here, or to let Muslim men register more than one wife. That is undermining our laws and our way of life.
We have a problem, when Muslims come and live here in the UK and murder their daughters for choosing the wrong brand of Muslim for a husband (yes, murder!). Some of these people are neither from the EU nor the Commonwealth. They come here yet have no respect for our laws and traditions. When they murder their daughters, we have to pay for the policing, the prison sentences and the trials, all of which is a burden on our taxes. Why can't we just throw them out?
I want the right to listen to Geert Wilders and to see his film. That is my democratic right and to deny it proves that the Labour government is imposing a dictatorship.