Speech Geert Wilders in Nashville, USA: new International Freedom Alliance (IFA) to stop the islamisation of the free world
Speech Geert Wilders, Nashville, Tennessee, 21 October 2014, USA
Thank you for attending this very important meeting.
It is great to be back in Tennessee, the Volunteer State.
I am traveling from Los Angeles to DC, but I insisted on coming to Tennessee for a very good reason.
Two centuries ago, General Andrew Jackson was tasked with raising an army to liberate New Orleans. When he sent the call out to Tennessee, five times the number expected from your State showed up. The Tennessean Volunteers were noted for their valor in combat.
Many things change in two centuries, but the volunteer spirit and the valor of Tennessee has not. That is why I am here tonight.
I am not going to beat around the bush. I need your help. We have a rendezvous with history here today. Outside, a war is going on. War has been declared on us. The situation is far worse than you can imagine.
For over a decade, I have been warning against Islam. This cruel totalitarian ideology wants to turn the entire world into an Islamic caliphate, ruled by Sharia law.
What this means can currently be seen in the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. There, people are beheaded and women and children are sold as slaves, in the same way as Islam's founder Muhammad did in the 7th century.
America and its allies are currently bombing the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Dutch F16 planes are part of this offensive. My party supports this wholeheartedly. We support the United States. But there is more to be done.
Geert Wilders is the founder of the Dutch Party for Freedom, the fourth largest in that country's parliament, and perhaps the Netherlands' most controversial political figure. Wilders, whose 2008 film Fitna confrontationally opposed the encroachment of Islamic culture into Europe, has become an international figure while being prosecuted for "hate speech." Calling himself a "right-wing liberal," Wilders advocates curbing immigration into the Netherlands and other Western countries from Islamic nations, closing radical mosques, denaturalizing violent Muslims, and reducing the power of the European Union, among other things.
In America this week for a one-week tour, Wilders chatted with The American Spectator about Islam, the civilizational conflict, and what must be done to keep the West free.
How big is the threat to the West from Islamic civilizational jihad? Is our focus on terrorism overlooking other, perhaps more insidious means?
Islam is a totalitarian ideology aiming for world domination. It wants to establish a worldwide caliphate, ruled by Sharia law — undemocratic, intolerant, barbarian, inhuman. Terror and violence are just one method which is used in order to achieve this aim. There are other methods, such as conquest by hijra (immigration). Muhammad himself gave this example of hijra when he conquered Medina. This town, which was originally a tolerant and partly Jewish oasis, became Islamic after Muhammad and his followers settled there and took it over. Western leaders focus solely on terrorism, but fail to see the purpose which terrorism is serving: Islamic word dominance. They should focus on fighting the global imperialist plans of Islam and treat terrorism as one of the means used to achieve this goal.
Parliamentary questions of Geert Wilders MP and Raymond de Roon MP (both PVV) to the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
Have you taken note of the news that Turkey has released the man who, in February 2013, tried to murder the Danish journalist Lars Hedegaard in Copenhagen and who was subsequently arrested in Turkey (*) ?
Do you share our view that it is a scandal that Turkey released the man who committed an attack on Lars Hedegaard? If so, are you willing, in the context of the fight against terrorism, to express the Dutch outrage about this event?
Do you agree with us that the Netherlands should do everything it can to help Denmark put pressure on Turkey to rearrest the man who attacked Lars Hedegaard and extradite him to Denmark?
Do you agree with us that a country that releases terrorists does not belong in NATO?