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Monday, 18 February 2013

Guess who has arrived in OZ ?

"THIRTY years ago, as a young man, I dreamed of Australia. I wanted to find myself a job there. Lack of sufficient funds decided otherwise and I ended up in Israel, working in a bakery in Jerusalem and on a farm near Jericho..." so wrote Geert Wilders in the Australian today. Well he has arrived:

Welcome to Australia, Geert Wilders :) 

"...During the year that I lived in Israel, I travelled to Egypt. This trip made a huge impression on me. Israel and Egypt are neighbours, with the same climate, similar resources, the same potential. And yet Egypt is poor while Israel is wealthy. Even though at the time I was not interested in politics, I learned from this trip that the key to understanding the wealth of nations lies in their culture. If the latter promotes freedom, a nation will prosper.
In the 30 years since my first visit to Egypt, I have visited Indonesia, Turkey, Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. I left Iran in a hurry once, fearing for my life, because, in a speech at a Tehran school for diplomats and military cadets, I had criticised the regime and spoke in defence of Israel. They had told me that I was allowed to speak freely, but it was naive to believe them.

In the Islamic world, I was always struck by two things. I was impressed by the kindness and helpfulness of many people. But there was also their fear. Islamic societies are ruled by terror. Muslims are good people, but they live under the yoke of Islamic sharia. If they leave Islam, or even just mildly criticise it, they sign their own death verdict.

I returned to The Netherlands and became a politician. I used to live in the Kanaleneiland district of Utrecht. During my years there, the district was transformed into a dangerous neighbourhood for non-Muslims. I have been robbed. On several occasions I had to run for safety. The same transformation happened in several cities in The Netherlands and other European countries where Islam settled. Europe is going through an Islamification process, which makes our continent less free and less safe.

Contrary to what many Westerners think, Islam, rather than a religion, is a totalitarian political ideology. It is an ideology because it aims for an Islamic state and wants to impose sharia on all of us. It is totalitarian because it is not voluntary: once you are in, you cannot get out. Unlike genuine religions, Islam also makes demands on non-Muslims. We, too, are marked for death if we criticise it.
For nine years I have been living under constant police protection. I live in a government safe house. I am driven every day to my office in an armoured police car. I have even lived in army barracks and prison cells just to be safe from assassins. I am threatened because I am a a critic of Islam.
I always make a distinction between Muslims and Islam, between the people and the ideology. Most Muslims are moderate, but this does not mean there is such a thing as a moderate Islam. People who reject Islam's violent and intolerant commandments are not practising "moderate Islam" -- they are not practising Islam at all.
That is the truth. And it needs to be said because freedom of speech is the only tool we have. We stand for our convictions, but we never use violence. We abhor violence. The reason we reject Islam is Islam's violent nature. Our commitment to human dignity does not allow us to use violence nor to give in to cynicism and despair. As the ex-Muslim and Islam critic Ali Sina says: "We don't raise a sword against darkness; we lit a light." So it is. We lit the light of the truth. The truth that while Muslims can embrace freedom, Islam cannot.
In the normal order of things, immigration from Islamic countries weakens Islam. People prefer freedom over tyranny. Contact with Western freedoms would lead Muslims to abandon Islam. However, through the creation of a sharia-based parallel society in the West, Islam manages to continue its control over its captives.
This week, I will be speaking in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Politicians say I am not welcome, universities do not want to grant me access. They say I am an extremist. However, I am not. I am the leader of the third-largest party in The Netherlands, a country known for its tradition of tolerance. I have spoken earlier in the premises of the US congress, the British House of Lords, the Israeli Knesset, the Danish parliament, and at numerous conferences, where I met like-minded democratically elected politicians, none of whom belong to the far Right.
Freedom is the key to prosperity and Islam deprives people of it. Let us support Muslims who want to free themselves from the yoke of Islam. Let us stand for our own freedoms. We owe it to the past generations always to speak the truth and not to squander our liberties. And we owe it to the future generations not to sign away their freedom."

(Article by Geert Wilders published today in The Australian).


Here, Andrew Bolt, one of the ever diminishing courageous voices in defense of free speech has his take on the systematic and shameful vilification of Geert Wilders by our tax-payer funded media outlets. Andrew Bolt, whose parents migrated to Australia from Holland must have been that little boy who pointed to the nakedness of the emperor. He still does. As does Geert Wilders.  What is it with those Dutch people! Dutch courage? Whatever it is, I would rather be an Anne Frank in "their" Holland than among today's political fashionistas.


  1. There are plenty of comments I could make about Mr Wilders (mostly favourable), but I am interested in the koala. I was under the impression that Queensland was the only state which allowed zoo koalas to be handled by the public. And this one is obviously a Victorian koala - they have much hairier ears, and are almost twice as heavy as the Queensland ones I used to study for my M.Sc.

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    2. I dont know where this photo was taken, (got it via twitter). If it was taken at a Victorian zoo, perhaps they made an exception for Mr. Wilders, to show that some Australians are more welcoming than others;) If I can find out when I go to hear him speak I will let you know.

  2. Hello Rita, Love your blog. I admire everyone who has the courage to either speak out or print the truth about Islam. I can't find a video or transcript of Geert Wilders full speech in Melbourne anywhere. Would you know where I could listen to it. Shame on Australia's politicians for their behavior towards Geert and their ignorance of the true agenda of Islam. The evidence all over the world is abundantly clear. I have to conclude that anyone for Islam must be indeed brain dead. There can be no other explanation,excuses like political correctness is just plain rubbish. Keep up your good work and God Bless.

  3. Thank you, Anonymous:) You will find a transcript of Geert Wilders' Melbourne speech here:


    And I think, the brave organisation, Q-Wire, will probably post a video on their site in good time.

    1. Whoops, the brave organisation I was referring to is called Q-Society.


  4. Thank you Rita, brilliant speech by Geert as always is, lets hope Australia is willing to take some wise advice. And yes Q-Society is brave as is Rise up Australia Party, Andrew Bolt and many, many more. Such a pity about our brain dead polies, they just don't get it do they. I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer but hey I get it. Only have to look at Europe, enuff said. Have a great day, God Bless..Sascha