Thursday, December 18, 2008

Assault on Free Speech Update

An announcement from the UK Independence Party (thanks to Paul Belien):


It is with great regret that I have to announce the cancellation of the showing of the film Fitna at the meeting with Mr Geert Wilders MP today at 2pm.

I was informed of this decision today.

Nevertheless a press conference will take place at 2pm in room R 3.1 with Mr Wilders and myself.

The banning of this film is a direct attack on free speech. A parliament that constantly talks of freedom, democracy and tolerance has shown once again that these are empty words when it does not agree with what is being said. On the same day that the European Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize to the Chinese freedom campaigner Hu Jia the Conference of Presidents deny free speech to one of its own members.

The press conference is open to MEPs and their assistants as well as accredited members of the press.

Anyone who wishes to view Fitna before the meeting can do so by going to

Yours sincerely,

Gerard Batten MEP
UK Independence Party

Some comments: This past week there was a one day conference in Jerusalem on FACING JIHAD, with several expert speakers. Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch was the m.c. The conference was sponsored by Prof.Dr. Arieh Eldad, Member of the Knesset. At present, head of the Hatikvah party. The Ariel Center for Policy Research cosponsored the event. Simon Deng, a former Sudanese slave was a surprise speaker.

During the session we saw FITNA, a film made by a courageous man from the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, a Dutch parliamentarian. I wonder just how much publicity this conference and the film have received in the States. Wilders' life has been threatened because of the film and he has bodyguards. His appearance at the Jerusalem Conference was astounding and he commented briefly on his life and about what compelled him to produce the movie - seeing what has happened in his own country with mass Muslim immigration.
The same has occurred in other European countries and will extend even further to the West including the U.S. Anyone who doubts this should learn the lessons that are being given us daily.

FITNA in Arabic means 'ordeal'. It shows - through direct quotations from the Koran that appear on the screen - how acts of terror, anti-Semitism, violence against women and gays, and Islamic universalism emanate from these teachings. The danger is to the whole free world - not only to Jews although it starts with us.

Enormous pressure is being applied to stifle any criticism of those who would impose their way of life on the free world. Banning the showing of FITNA is just one way of keeping us ignorant of what is in store for Western civilization. Those whose countries have already been caught in this web may be fearful of speaking out. Geert Wilders lives with this daily and stands tall (yes, he is also physically tall) in his efforts to warn those who still have a chance to prevent the spread of this totalitarian way of life.

Since the original email contained the name of the person who forwarded the article to me and I want to protect her privacy I am not sure that the links will work. LiveLeak put out the internet video or else one may go into Jihad Watch to look for the film. You many 'cut and past' the link just below. I urge everyone to see it and pass it on. Unfortunately, the EU Parliament is playing along with the demands that it not be shown. There must be a good reason - no? It may be proof that Europe has already been too impacted by the perpetrators of the 'world takeover'.

Some may think that 'it can never happen here' (wherever one is fortunate to still live in freedom) or that information like this is 'hate mail'. My advice -from working with such material with experts- is to take this all seriously now rather than regret the results later. It is based on fact - what is announced openly each day.
Please pass this on; I believe in 'united we stand' and with resolve we can - we must - prevent a global catastrophe.

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Unreal. Now we wait for something similar to happen in the United States, for the Federal or state governments, in some capacity, to ban the film from showing in public venues--under some overriding pretext that trumps the First Amendment, they'll say.
Posted by: John C at December 17, 2008 10:27 AM

Chickens. Yellow-bellied chickens.
Posted by: tanstaafl at December 17, 2008 10:45 AM

Maybe they just plan on having a multi-European country SHOE THROWING bash. Muslims throwing shoes at infidels perhaps?
I hear it's now in the book for the New Century Independent EU Approved Actions" for a peaceful and islamic tomorrow.

Chickens? yep, and traitors.
Posted by: sh007r at December 17, 2008 10:50 AM

No film portraying Christianity in a bad light would have ever been banned by the EU Parliament. This is pandering to Islam and Muslims pure and simple. How stupid. How cowardly. How transparent. Perhaps, though, this will invite even more contempt for the EU, a contempt which appears to be growing with each passing year among the ordinary folk of one European country after another.

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