The Tundra Tabloids would also say that the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is given a free pass for demanding the exact same thing that the Sweden Democrats are calling for, telling the truth about the failure of multiculturalism, the end of mass immigration of Muslims and the need to get existing immigrants speaking the local language.
“Geert Wilders’ keen, if blunt conceptions articulate contemporary realities, while re-stating seminal insights on Islam by the universally respected scholar Bernard Lewis, whose written observations from 1954 antedated the present day morbid affliction of cultural relativism.”
Thanks to Andy Bostom for once again, coming up with a very relevant and salient point that’s worth expressing over and over again. Kudos. KGS
Lewis Lionized and Wilders Demonized for Expressing Identical Views on the Totalitarian Nature of Islam
Our uninformed chattering classes across the political spectrum need to know that their eminence grise on Islamic civilization, Professor Bernard Lewis, and outspoken Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders, have a shared understanding of totalitarian Islam. Ironically, Wilders has been demonized—and is currently being prosecuted—for expressing views identical to those the Western sage of Islam Lewis put forth in a 1954 essay.
Over a half century later, during his keynote address to the first Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, in April, 2008, Professor Lewis warned
of the ominous limits on scholarly analysis of Islam imposed by political correctness and multiculturalism:
The degree of thought control, of limitations on freedom of speech and expression is without parallel in the Western world since the eighteenth century and in some cases longer than that…It seems to me it’s a very dangerous situation, because it makes any kind of scholarly discussion of Islam, to say the least, dangerous. Islam and Islamic values now have a level of immunity from comment and criticism in the Western world that Christianity has lost and Judaism has never had.
The politicized prosecution of Geert Wilders for his free speech criticism of Islam is a case study illustrating Professor Lewis’ most grave concerns. But it is also possible that the outrageous proceedings
against Geert Wilders may have pushed the Western freedom-stifling agenda of Islamic correctness too far.
This past Friday (10/15/10) Dutch prosecutors
asked the presiding judges to acquit Mr. Wilders on all charges of inciting hate and discrimination.
was unsurprisingly “very happy” with the prosecutors’ recommendations, adding with his usual plainspoken lucidity,
I do not insult, I do not incite to hatred, I do not discriminate. The only thing I do and will continue to do is to speak the truth.
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