Wilders plans to depict parts of the Quran he says are used as inspiration "by bad people to do bad things."The Dutch politician has been under 24-hour police protection for over three years, ever since an Islamic duo armed with grenades attempted to kill him, along with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. When receiving multiple death threats is part of the daily grind, what sort of deterrence does the recepiton of still more death threats actually effect?
Less than 10 minutes long, the film is expected to air in late January. It will show "the intolerant and fascist character of the Quran," said Wilders, whose anti-Islam campaign helped his Freedom Party win nine seats in parliament in last year's election.
In the past, Wilders has said that half the Quran should be torn up and compared it with Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf." He has claimed the Netherlands is being swamped by a "tsunami" of Islamic immigrants [now comprising 6%-8% of the populous].
Incidentally, Wilders' argument that half the Koran needs to be extricated for the book to be compatible with Western liberalism might be hyperbolic (the body of hadith are still less compatible), but references to violence, intolerance of infidels, the expansion of the Dar al Islam, and the submission of society to Islamic law is pervasive throughout its pages, especially in the Madinan suras (which are mostly presented towards the front of the Koran even though they were written after the Meccan suras that are presented later, owing to the use of sura length in determining the order in which they appear).
Islam's prophet was a military leader heavily involved in the secular affairs of government. Contemporary Islamic society reflects that.
Wilders is a duly elected political leader (the Party for Freedom, which he founded last year, holds nine of the Netherlands 150 seats, and is the fifth largest party in the parliament) in the world's most liberal country. Yet in a continent where religiosity has been dumped in favor of humanistic enlightenment, a Dutchman in his own country cannot even express criticism of the world's most aggressive and regressive major belief system without fearing for his life.
Unfortunately, the violent protests and rioting that will likely take place in response to Wilders' video illustrate how unfettered tolerance is impotent in the face of imperial intolerance. To retain liberalism, Europeans need a little illiberalism. Filching from Randall Parker, this is nature's way of telling us yet again that Islamic immigration into the liberal West is a bad idea.
This is hardly an isolated exposition on that lesson. RP reports on what is becoming an annual staple:
But will the natives of France learn from this lesson?In Great Britain, home now to honor killings and the 2005 London bombings, a staggering 94% of imams do not speak English as a primary language and an even higher percentage are foreign-born.
The Muslim kids have turned to rifles as weapons:
Officials in Paris last night warned that rioters in the suburb of Villiers-le-Bel were armed with hunting rifles and air rifles as clashes with police continued to escalate.
More than 70 police officers were injured on Monday night, three of them seriously, in clashes with rioters armed with molotov cocktails and firecrackers. One officer was shot in the shoulder with an air rifle.
In 2005 (the year the Parisian riots made the international news cycle), less than 50 cars were burned per day on average in the nation's immigrant-heavy banlieues. Last year, the average climbed to over 110. In 2007, the number approaches 140.
In Switzerland, large mosques are being constructed in Christian villages that sent warriors to keep them from being built in Spain nine centuries ago.
The chickens hatched from welcoming cheap Turkish labor are coming home to roost in Germany.
In Scotland, eating in for lunch isn't an option during Ramadan.
In Ireland, an Islamic group houses a body that argues for a fundamentalist interpretation of Sharia law to be applied on the island nation.
The list goes on and on. Separationism needs to be the West's collective response.
European nations should halt all further Islamic immigration and target illegal migrants for deportation. Unlike the US, nowhere in Europe, excepting Romania, grants birthright citizenship to the children of unnaturalized migrants (France and Great Britain both have variants of jus soli, but both require at least one parent be a legal resident).
Legally-residing, first generation Muslims should be offered renumeration for voluntarily returning to their places of origin. Rather than offer cash directly to the immigrant, funds should be placed at a bank in the country of destination, with a hold to be lifted upon the migrant's return (France has already begun doing this).
Approaching it in this way helps ensure the home nation's support by essentially saying, "We took this guy in for you and took care of him for X years. He probably sent money home during that time as well, and hopefully acquired some skills in the process. Now you can have him back, and enjoy an additonal $X injection into your economy, paid for by the people of our country. Congratulations!" It also requires the migrant actually return home before collecting the reward.