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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Brave men Marked for death

Brave men Marked for death

It is ten years today since the Dutch Politician Pim Fortuyn, who opposed multiculturalism, mass immigration, and in particular the surging Islamification of Europe, which he described as "an extraordinary threat", was assassinated for his beliefs by a killer who accused him of “targeting Muslims

Two years later in 2004 the film maker Theo van Gogh  was murdered by a Muslim in revenge for making a film, “Submission” focusing on the mistreatment of women in Islam.

One further Dutch opponent of Islam, Geert Wilders, remains alive, but only because he is forced to live behind a ring of steel, protected 24 hours a day by armed policemen. Writing in the Washington Times regarding his book “Marked for Death” Geert Wilders describes his existence as thus
"As I write these lines, there are police bodyguards at the door. No visitor can enter my office without passing through several security checks and metal detectors. I have been marked for death. I am forced to live in a heavily protected safe house. Every morning, I am driven to my office in the Dutch Parliament building in an armored car with sirens and flashing blue lights. When I go out, I am surrounded, as I have been for the past seven years, by plain clothes police officers. When I speak in public, I wear a bulletproof jacket.

Who am I? I am neither a king nor a president, nor even a government minister; I am just a simple politician in the Netherlands. But because I speak out against expanding Islamic influence in Europe, I have been marked for death. If you criticize Islam, this is the risk you run. That is why so few politicians dare to tell the truth about the greatest threat to our liberties today. The Islamic threat to the West is worse than the communist threat ever was. Think of it this way: Politicians who warned against the Soviet threat weren’t forced into hiding, as we who speak out against Islam are.
Howver, despite this Wilders ends the article by saying: 
"Though Islam threatens Europe and America, the West is not yet lost. It will survive as long as the spirit of freedom remains unbroken. While Islam has marked me for death, a growing number of Dutch voters have given me their support. In the Netherlands, we have begun to turn the tide against Islamization. So can other countries.
I will never keep silent because we must not let violent fanatics dictate what we say and what we read. We must rebel against their suffocating rules and demands at every turn. We must, in the words of Revolutionary War veteran Gen. John Stark, “Live free or die.”
Would that we in Britain had such brave men as Wilders, or indeed the late Pim Fortuyn and Theo Van Gogh, fighting for us.
A review of Marked for death can be read here 

Note: Wilders is frequently attacked by Nationalists on account of his support for Israel, such attacks are wrong headed, this brave man is nobody's puppet.  He correctly identifies Islam as the greatest threat currently facing the west and valiantly stands, almost alone, against it.