The Tundra Tabloids’ good friend and colleague, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, has an excellent piece in the National Post about the victimization of today’s truth tellers on Islam. We are no longer basing our system of justice on truth, but on the policies of the self anointed political elite.
What we need is an explosion of conservative talk radio with similar like mined hosts such as Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. We need European blog stars such as Andrew Breitbart to take the establishment to task, as well as and to enlighten the populace on freedom and liberty, and get them to reject statism and tyranny.
We are fighting an uphill battle here, with our best stars getting dragged before the courts and penalized for something that would be rejected out of hand by a US court system, or at least eventually. KGS
Dutch politician Geert Wilders, me and numerous other Europeans who have criticized Islam have been punished as a result. For several years, I gave lectures and seminars on the dangers that Islamic law, known as Shariah, posed to my country, Austria. A year and a half ago, I was made aware that “hate speech” charges might be filed against me because I had “denigrated religious teachings.” Eventually, I was tried, convicted and fined for little more than repeating passages from the Koran itself.
My case was not based on law. It was a political trial. It was intended to silence criticism of Shariah law. It was also intended to discourage anyone who might consider following in my footsteps. The European establishment fears a frank discussion of Islam and its legal doctrines -and is reverting to the methods of a totalitarian state to enforce silence on the topic.
This has a historical precedent [in the Second World War era]. Totalitarianism did not come quickly to Austria: It took five years, from 1938 to 1943 for a full-fledged dictatorship to appear, and for people to realize it. If it had come overnight, Austrians would have fought against it. Instead, there was creeping gradualism [in the erosion of] freedom, including freedom of speech.
Vienna today is not a city of jackboots and swastikas. It is prosperous, peaceful and civilized. But there is another Vienna, which includes areas populated by a Muslim majority, where resentment breeds high crime rates, with high unemployment resulting from Muslim youth unwilling or unable to finish compulsor y schooling. Ignoring these problems will not solve them, nor will silencing the voices of those -such as me -who criticize government inaction.
Reclaiming our nations will not be an easy task, but if we do not make the attempt, European civilization -the heart of Western civilization -will be destroyed. What were formerly our nations will become regions with indistinct boundaries, populated mainly by people of foreign cultures and administered by totalitarian bureaucrats. The natives will be reduced to curators and costumed actors in a quaint theme park.
Call it “Euro World”: Authentic cuisine, ethnic dancers and fireworks at 10 o’clock. Basic freedoms, a relic of the past.