Geert Wilders and the Fight for EuropeWritten by Moriel Administrator
While Britain's former ultra left wing Labour Party Mayor of London Ken Livingston invited radical Islamic Sheik Yusuf Qardawi to a publicly funded London event who was given an entry visa by the British government despite his issuing aÃ‚Â 'fatwa' calling on Moslem women to become suicide bombers. A European member of the Dutch parliament Geert Wilders was howeverÃ‚Â banned by the Labour government from entering the UK for producingÃ‚Â a factuallyÃ‚Â true film exposingÃ‚Â fundamentalist Islam for exactly what it is documented to be. Many complain that this same Labour government routinely hands out visas to Islamic asylum seekersÃ‚Â who burdon social services and the British tax payer instead seeking asylum in oil rich moslem countries.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â JJP
Geert Wilders and the Fight for Europe
Does defending Western values constitute "inciting hatred"?
By Bat Yeor
February 16, 2009, 4:00 a.m.
National Review Online
Britain has just witnessed the spectacle of a duly elected parliamentarian from another EU country, Geert Wilders of the Netherlands, being denied entry to the country because he constituted "a threat to public policy." Wilders, after being detained briefly at Heathrow, was sent back to Holland "” where he has further legal troubles. Three weeks earlier, a Dutch appeals court had ordered prosecutors to begin criminal proceedings against Wilders for "inciting hatred and discrimination" and "insulting Muslim worshippers" through his public statements and his 2008 film, Fitna. The order to proceed with the criminal prosecution resulted from pressure put on European states and on the UN Human Rights Council by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). The OIC’s aim is to punish and suppress any alleged Islamophobia, around the world but particularly in Europe, and it has been a leader in creating the conditions that made the U.K.’s Wilders ban possible.
The OIC is one of the largest intergovernmental organizations in the world. It encompasses 56 Muslim states plus the Palestinian Authority. Spread over four continents, it claims to speak in the name of the ummah (the universal Muslim community), which numbers about 1.3 billion. The OIC’s mission is to unite all Muslims worldwide by rooting them in the Koran and the Sunnah "” the core of traditional Islamic civilization and values. It aims at strengthening solidarity and cooperation among all its members, in order to protect the interests of Muslims everywhere and to galvanize the ummah into a unified body.
The OIC is a unique organization "” one that has no equivalent in the world. It unites the religious, economic, military, and political strength of 56 states. By contrast, the European Union represents half as many states and is a secular body only, and the Vatican "” which speaks for the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics "” is devoid of any political power. Many Muslims in the West resist the OIC’s tutelage and oppose its efforts to supplant Western law with sharia. But the OIC’s resources are formidable.
The organization has numerous subsidiary institutions collaborating at the highest levels with international organizations in order to implement its political objectives worldwide. Its main working bodies are the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), which seeks to impose on the West the Islamic perception of history and civilization; the Observatory of Islamophobia, which puts pressure on Western governments and international bodies to adopt laws punishing "Islamophobia" and blasphemy; and the newly created Islamic International Court of Justice. As stated in its 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, the OIC is strictly tied to the principles of the Koran, the Sunnah, and the sharia. In a word, the OIC seeks to become the reincarnation of the Caliphate.
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