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A member of the Dutch Parliament since 1998, Geert Wilders is the founder and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) in the Netherlands. Since 2004, he has been living under round-the-clock police protection due to death threats from extremist Muslims. In 2008, he attracted international attention when he was taken to court over "Fitna," a documentary he filmed that explores Islamic terrorism and the spread of Islam in the Netherlands. Mr. Wilders now travels the world in defense of liberty and freedom of expression.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Denzildog on 28 Jun. 2012
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Recalling the contemptible treatment that Wilder's ten - minute film "Fitna" received at the hands of former British Home and Foreign Secretaries, the Right Hons Jacquie Smith and David Miliband respectively, who prevented its initial showing, every effort was made to portray Geert Wilders as a Right-wing extremist whose inflammatory views we needed to be protected from.

It is worth mentioning that David Miliband's denunciation of 'Fitna' was followed by his admission that he had not seen the film.

Savagely traduced as a populist or neo-fascist, Wilders is nothing of the kind. He is a democrat, not a demagogue and his knowledge of Islam, its history, of Middle East conflicts and the genocidal anti-Semitism of the more zealous Islamists (whose ideology is more political than religious)dwarfs that of his many detractors - often the purveyors of spent, recycled multicultural shibboleths.

This book deserves wide readership, but should be necessary reading for politicians, whether of the Right, Left or Centre, to help place them on higher alert as to the strategies and manouevres adopted by Muslim extremists in the UK and Europe. As I write this review Home Secretary, Theresa May, is proposing to ban arranged marriages in the UK and to ensure that independent financial support exists prior to dependants being allowed into the UK. It will be interesting to note what Parliamentary support these measures receive.

It can not be sufficiently stressed that Wilder's concerns are focussed on the spread of a hateful, intolerant and supremacist ideology that claims divine mandate: it is not about race, as some of his detractors are given to suggest.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Paul Chana on 3 May 2012
I like books that touch on the fundamental issue of the day and that help us come to terms with realities that we wish would just disappear, even though they persist.In this age of fundamentalism coming from all religions, but with far reaching implications the world faces from the jihadists, Geert Wilders work though extreme in some aspects does a good job of jolting us to the reality of this fringe in Islam that is silencing the majority of Muslims with its extreme views, radical actions and deceptive ways. After reading Janvier Chando's The Sweetest , and then Geert Wilder's Marked for Death:Islam's war Against the West and Me; I accept the fact that the extremists must never be allowed to triumph.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By ralphy on 6 July 2013
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This is a very disturbing account of the state of the West. We fought the Reformation to eradicate the fear and repression of a fundamentalist religion from Europe (the Catholic Church), only for our politicians to invite another fundamentalist religion back into Europe (the Islamic Church). Thus fear and repression stalk the backstreets of Europe once more, and politicians like Wilders have to live in fear of their lives. How on earth did we let ourselves be talked into this absurd and grave situation?

This is a sad and sobering tale.
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David CAN defeat Goliath: all it takes is courage'; Geert Wilders: 28 April 2012
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Marked for Death: Islam's War Against the West and Me" David can defeat Goliath ... all it takes is courage ' - Geert Wilders
- Book review of Dutch politician Geert Wilders' boek: "Marked for Death, Islam's War Against the West and Me', - reviewed by retired Dutch/South African journalist Adriana Stuijt a.j.stuijt@knid.nl

April 28 2012 - Dutch MP Geert Wilders represents the more than 1,5-million Dutch voters who at the previous election -- and despite a massive demonisation media-campaign against him -- voted to support the third-largest political party in The Netherlands, a small northern European trading-nation of 16,5-million citizens. The same trading-nation which founded the city of New York, the city of Cape Town, the city of Jakarta, and many other cities worldwide...

You won't easily find this latest book in Dutch bookshops however - even though it's in my opinion, a `must-read' for every Christian who is serious about wanting to oppose the islamisation of their suburbs, their cities and their countries - and the resultant destruction of their own religious and cultural heritage.

Because of the massive demonisation campaign waged against him in the mainstream news media, it's probably not widely known that Wilders is an erudite, well-informed scholar of Islam who travelled widely throughout the Middle East before he embarked on his political career. In other words, he knows what he's talking about.

In the foreword to his book, `Marked for Death, Islam's War Against the West and Me' - formally introduced in the USA on May 1, 2012 - the Dutch statesman is describes by the Canadian Free Speech advocate Mark Steyn as follows:
Steyn: "Geert Wilders, unlike most of his critics, has traveled widely in the Muslim world. Unlike them, he has READ the koran - and re-read it on all those interminable nights holed up in some dreary safe house, denied the consolations of family and friends. One way to think about what is happening is to imagine it the other way round. Rotterdam has a Muslim mayor, a Moroccan passport holder born the son of a Berber imam. How would the Saudis feel about an Italian Catholic mayor in Riyadh?"

"Islamo-fascism is a political doctrine, not a religion:"

Wilders exquisite knowledge of islamic culture and history becomes crystal-clear as he describes what he terms the march of `Islamofascism' in the first chapters of his book - and returning to it often in later chapters. The rise of Islam is described by Wilders in such riveting detail that the reader switches from astonishment to abhorrence -- and even incredulity at the gullibity of Westerners -- in quick succession. He describes, for instance, the way in which the contemporaries of Muhammed in Mecca in 610AD viewed this former caravan-driver, the son of a respected member of the Banu Hashim (Hashimite/Quraish) tribe - the dominant tribe in Mecca.

Muhammed's `revelations' were initially greeted by his bemused contemporaries as being `a medley of dreams,' `inventions', that he was `possessed', a `madman'. Wilders: In Muhammad's day, Arabia was inhabited by Jewish, Christian and pagan tribes. Mecca was a trading hub, with contacts to Ethopia, India, Persia, Egypt and the Levant. It was also an important religious locale where worship centered on the Kaaba - a stone possibly the remnant of a meteorite. The pre-Islamic Kaaba was a shrine housing a pantheon of gods - containing up to 360 idols, with three female deities - Al-Lat, Al-Uzzah and Manat as the most prominent - but also statues of Hindu gods and icons of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. "The Meccans", writes Wilders, were `multiculturalists avant la lettre. They were pluralistic and tolerant, willing to accommodate new religious groups.'

Muhammad did not obey the rules of warfare: helpless prisoners were ordered tortured, slaughtered, massacred...

Wilders believes that only by understanding Islam's aggressive military doctrine of world-domination, will Christians be motivated enough to want to defeat it actively. He emphasises the personality of the faith's founding father, Muhammed, in lurid detail the way in which Muhammed's growing intolerance grew as his power grew - which he gained primarily through incredibly vicious violence: by attacking the all-important caravan trade between Mecca and slaughtering anyone who opposed him.

"From Medina,' wrote Wilders, `Muhammad began raiding the camel caravans of Arab traders... these plundering raids are called ghazi in Arabic, from which the (nazi) word razzia is derived. Muhammad organised 82 razzias - twenty-six he personally led. He frequently violated the pre-Islamic Arabs' chivalrous warcode: "allowing him to defeat his opponents who obeyed the rules and who simply could not imagine that their enemy would not do the same.'
"Because these regimes have made `the universal truth' into a political ideology, they do not obey rules of warfare..." For example: In Badr in March 624, about 300 Muslims led by Muhammad defeated a Meccan escort three times their number and captured several important Quraishi leaders (i.e. members of Muhammad's own tribe). The spoils of battle went to Muhammad in accordance with a Koranic revelation that came to Muhammad immediately after the battle. It ordered: "The spoils belong to Allah and the Apostle'. Not content with mere robbery, Muhammad had the captured Quraishi leaders massacred, because, according to the Koran, `a prophet may not take captives until he has fought and triumphed in his land.' When people objected to this massacre, Muhammed had them slaughtered too. Wilders describes the way in which Muhammad ordered people to be tortured: for instance, by making fires on their chests and then cutting off their heads; cutting off their hands and feet and dumping them to die in the desert, even with crucification...

He emphasizes over and over again that only because they were willing to fight back, did the Christian Byzantines manage to hold off the onslaught of Islam against that magnificent city of Constantinople for 800 years - as did Frankish king Charles Martel at the French city of Tours, and the Viennese fought back against the Muslim sieges.

`Christianity was saved in Europe solely because they have been able to resist the Mohammedans by the sword...' US president Teddy Roosevelt

Wilders quotes an American president he greatly admires, Teddy Roosevelt, as noting the importance of this willingness to fight back against the Mohammedan invasion with the sword: "Roosevelt,' he wrote, `understood the importance of the victories at Tours and Vienna for the survival of Western civilization. Christianity was saved in Europe solely because they have been able to resist the Mohammedans by the sword.'

Roosevelt wrote in his 1916 book ` Fear God and Take Your Own Part ': "Wherever the mohammedans have complete sway, wherever the Christians have been unable to resist them by the sword, Christianity has ultimately disappeared. From the hammer of (Frankish King) Charles Martel to the sword of (Polish King Jan Sobieski in Vienna), Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact that it was able to show that it could and would fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor'... Roosevelt also warned:

"To make a statement that all religions are the same is as naive as saying that all political parties are the same. Some religions and belief systems give a higher value to each human life and some religions and belief systems give a lower value. As generations of Americans past, our time has come to defend the beliefs and values that made this nation great, such as equality before the law... there are such `social values' today in Europe, America and Australia only because during those thousand years, the Christians of Europe possessed the warlike power to do what the Christians of Asia and Africa had failed to do - that is to beat back the Moslem invader.'
Close link between the Nazis and the Muslims: "Eichmann gave a tour of Auschwitz to the grand mufti of Jerusalem, and showed him the gas chambers..."

Wilders also dwells in detail on the close link between the Nazis and the M uslims. "The Nazis recognized in Islam a kindred evil soul,' he writes, noting:

`Adolf Hitler deplored the fact that the Germanic Franks had won in Tours in 732: `Had Charles Martel not been victorious, then we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedanism, that cult which glories the heroism and opens up the seventh heaven to the bold warrior alone. Then the Germanic races would have conquered the world. Christianity alone prevented them from doing so,' he quotes Hitler...'
And this admiration between Nazis and Muslims is mutual: `In 1941, Mohammad Amin al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, who led several anti-Jewish pogroms in the Middle East in the 1920s and 1930s, visited Hitler and Himmler in Berlin. Auchmann - overseer of the Holocaust - gave him a private tour of Auschwitz and showed him the gas chambers. At the post-war Nuremberg trials, Dieter Wisliceny, Eichmann's deputy, revealed: 'the mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and advisor of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan. He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures'.

` Ironic that his critics accuse Wilders and other patriots of fascism and nazism... `

Wilders writes: "It is ironic that some of my critics accuse me and other patriots - who defend our national identity against Islamization and who honour Charles Marte and John III Sobieski as heroes of Western civilization - of fascism and nazism. It is Islam that lays claim to that charge.'

In Chapter 13, `To Turn the Tide', Wilders writes that Islamisation can be stopped - but it takes courage and a steely will to succeed. He warned: `As Franklin Roosevelt declared: "Let not the defeatist tell us that it is too late. It will never be earlier. Tomorrow will be later than today'.

" David can defeat Goliath ... all it takes is courage ' - Geert Wilders

He exhorts his countrymen and his fellow-Europeans to fight back - by pressuring their governments to close the borders to the tide of non-Western immigrants. "In 2010 alone, 52,000 non-Western immigrants entered the Netherlands, of whom more than 19,000 hailed from Islamic countries. I agreed with (two other major parties in the Netherlands, the liberal VVD and the Christian-Democrat Alliance CDA) that the cabinet would aim to reduce the number of non-Western immigrants by a very substantial number by 2014. This could lead to a decrease of 50 percent - and to also restrict the `family formation and family reunification' policies through which many non-Western immigrants are brought to the Netherlands by family members. "Furthermore, labour immigration from outside Europe is no longer allowed unless the employer can prove that it was impossible to fill a specific vacancy with Dutch or European employees'. Further requirements are that all newcomers must be obliged to integrate. to become Dutch in its political spirit, in its language and in its culture: "Those who fail their civil integration examination will... have their temporary rsidence permits revoked.'

From his hiding place, Geert Wilders not only exhorts us to fight back, but he also sends Christians worldwide a message of hope when he writes:

"We must cherish our national identity. We must ban the burka - people's faces should not be hidden in society, for it is our faces that give us our identity and our fundamental means of communication with others. And (...) all it takes is courage. The Dutch example shows that when people overcome their fear, David can defeat Goliath. For decades, the multicultural elite suppressed dissent by denouncing as racist anyone who questioned their pro-Islam, pro-mass-immigration dogma. But finally, after silently watching for years the immense damage to our nation by the elite's policies, the Dutch people had enough. In the face of all the threats and intimidation levelled against my supporters, enough people had the courage to vote for the PVV that we fundamentally altered our country's policies'.

The high price paid by Geert Wilders and others -- such as the murdered political-science professor Pim Fortuyn; the murdered Dutch self-described `court-jester' Theo van Gogh; the exiled Dutch-Somalian MP Ayaan Hirshi Ali -- all fighting for their hard-won freedom in this small northern-European country, has already been immense.

Geert Wilders was also marked for death for criticizing Islam, writing: "For asserting our rights to say what we really think about the political ideology that disguises itself as a religion, we have been hounded by Muslims seeking to make an example of us. `Offend us,' they are saying to the world, andyou will end up in hiding like Wilders, attacked like (Danish cartoonist) Westergaard, or dead like Van Gogh"...

Wilders describes his current life as follows: "I live in a government safe house, heavily protected and bulletproof. Since November 2004, when a Muslim murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh for the crime of offending Islam, I have been surrounded by police guards and stripped of nearly all personal privacy. I am driven every day from the safe house to my office in the Dutch Parliament building in armoured police cars with sirens and flashing blue lights. I wear a bulletproof jacket when I speak in public. Always surrounded by plaincvlothes police officers, I have not walked the streets on my own in more than seven years... Why do I need this protection? I am not a president or a king; I am a mere member of the Dutch Parliament, one of 150 elected parliamentarians in the Tweede Kamer, the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, a small country of 16.5-million in Western Europe.'...

Yet Wilders is asking Christians to show similarly great courage: "We will not be picking up axes and breaking into people's homes. But we will not remain silent either. Moderation in the face of evil is not what our age needs. We must uncap our pens; we must speak words of truth. We are facing a determined enemy who is striving through all means to destroy the West and snuff out our traditions of free thought, free speech, and freedom of religion. Make no mistake: if we fail, we will be enslaved.'

"You can help fight the fight just by reading this book - which explains the many ways in which Islam has marked for death not just me, but all of Western Civilisation'. We must, in the worlds of Revolutionary War veteran General John Stark: "Live free or die'.
125 of 130 people found the following review helpful
Very well researched en well written 6 May 2012
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I am a dutchman and I have just read Wilders book. It is very well written en contains a wealth of information, with a thick index and lots of notes. It is clear that Mr Wilders has put in a lot of time and effort to research his book and the result is not only well written but one which reads well too. Mr Wilders is by far the most important politician/personality in the Netherlands today. Since the murder of Dr Fortuyn in 2002 and film- and opinionmaker Theo van Gogh in 2004, the Netherlands has been engulfed in violence and clashes with the muslim community in a scale never seen before in our small well organized and tolerant country. Right up to the smallest community level, Dutch people have witnessed a dramatic 'changing of the guard' in their neighborhoods and streets. Everywhere muslim people started to move in, the typical Dutch social infrastructure slowly disappeared and disturbances and irritations appeared. Within 30 years the Netherlands have seen a enormous immigration flow which has risen from next to zero to almost 1 milion muslims. Mind you, our very small country now harbours 16 million people, so you can immediately see what the problem is. Especially if you know that most muslims always group together in the larger cities, the problems all come together. Mr Wilders was not the first politician to warn against the islamic influx in the country. In the 1980's the first voices started to be heard, mostly in the extreme left and right in Dutch politics. Not much happend (although the right was vilified and demonized). In the 1990's Mr Wilders old party, the VVD continued a very polite discourse on the subject, but again were margelized by the political correct mainstream, supported by a even more virulent political press. Then came Dr Fortuyn in 2002, taking the country by storm only to get murderd right before the elections, after an all out frenzy by the press and the multicultural elite, demonizing him as the next Nazi Fuhrer who would open the deathcamps again, this time for the muslims. He was executed by an extreme leftwing activist (who btw, will be released from prison shortly, serving only... 12 years). The rest is history. Are the Dutch going nuts? No. People are responding ever louder to the call: enough is enough. Stop islam, stop islamization, stop islamic immigration. Stop importing intolerance. On the 12th of september there will be new elections. Let's wait and see. This book is absolutely your money's worth.
158 of 167 people found the following review helpful
A Breath of Fresh Air 29 April 2012
By Bruce - Published on Amazon.com
Geert Wilders new book, "Marked for Death" is an absolute must read and a breath of fresh air. In a methodical way it traces exactly why Islam has been such a curse for all those societies where it is practised. In the words of Mr. Wilders, "Throughout history, Islam has brought poverty, social strife, backwardness, intolerance, and tyranny to societies where it was practiced. This trend continues today, as the curse of Islam hampers the quest for freedom and democracy in the Middle East." The dangers it poses to the West cannot be underestimated and our pandering to Islam and indeed encouraging Muslim immigration to our lands can only undermine our democratic values. Mr. Wilders explains why Islam does not merit the description of it being a "religion." Rather it is really a totalitarian system of beliefs based on hatred and inequality and ultimately control of the human being.
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Wilders' struggle is our struggle 19 April 2012
By Marcfrans - Published on Amazon.com
Following the defeat of fascism in WW2 and the collapse of Soviet communism in the late 1980's, Fukuyama and others posited the `End of History' thesis, by which was meant that ideas of freedom and liberal democracy had won the day. How wrong they were! During the long years of the `Cold War' and of the `Pax Americana' in Europe and East Asia, cultural changes were gradually taking place in sheltered countries whose cultural elites in media, academia and politics, began to lose touch with the realities of the world. Deep resentments, born from both envy and free-rider guilt, were taking hold in many minds and, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, anti-Americanism raised its ugly head even in official policies of various West-European countries. Freed from the fear instilled by an immediate external threat, Europeans came to believe in illusory `soft power' and that freedom could be `free'. Much of the media and education systems preached moral relativism in countless ways, and multiculturalism became an explicit dogma and official policy in many political circles. Economic globalization and lax immigration policies opened the door to the rise of a new form of totalitarianism in Europe, islamofascism, facilitated by the immigration of millions of Muslims and sustained by the proliferation of legislated restrictions on freedom of speech. These restrictions usually took the form of so-called anti-hate, anti-discrimination, and/or anti-negationism laws, but they were inevitably selectively applied and all had the same deleterious effect on European cultures. They stifled free thought and speech, and they were abused by the powerful to silence their critics. A few selective examples of `Kangaroo trials' in a couple of countries (Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, etc...) sufficed, and self-censorship has become the order of the day in Europe. That is the `big picture' context in which this book by Geert Wilders should be seen.

Wilders paints a grim picture of daily life under constant death threat from radical Muslims and illustrates the craven responses from major contemporary political and cultural figures in the Netherlands, and more broadly in the West, to islamofascism. His claims about Islam as a violent intolerant ideology are well documented in this book through appropriate references to numerous Koranic verses, the Hadith, speeches, etc... He also contrasts the responses of contemporary Western politicians with quotations from major American historical figures like Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and the like. He explains well, and documents, that Islam does not really preach and follow the Golden Rule (that we would do unto others as we would have them do unto us), and thus clarifies why President Obama's Cairo speech on June 4, 2009, was so misguided. Such appeasement and projection of moral weakness can only strengthen Islam's political agenda and weaken courageous individual Muslims who resist intolerant Islamic doctrines.

While Wilders is right in claiming that Islam is incompatible with Western constitutional systems and attendant individual liberties, it is not always clear that he is willing to extend such liberties to Islamists and their ideas. That is understandable for someone who is (intolerably) "marked for death" by barbarous Islamists, but other free people can genuinely disagree about appropriate methods to fight this new fascism in our midst. By all means, debate, expose, speak freely, reject pc-speak and political correctness in general, assert your constitutional rights, insist on strict maintenance of `rule of law', but beware of bans that would push this ideology underground and that would create `martyrs' (in the minds of many naïve Westerners). Wilders is very good at exposing how the ruling paradigms of cultural and moral relativism in the West are undermining our basic freedoms, and exposes the nefarious role played by Western apologists domestically and by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (of 57 Islamic countries) internationally.

Wilders is not defeatist and believes that the tide can be turned, in part because of the recent political success of his new Freedom Party in the Netherlands and very recent courageous actions by the current Dutch government. While one could argue about some of his specific recommendations, the underlying principles he defends are solid and commonsensical: defend freedom of speech, reject cultural relativism, counter Islamization, and cherish national identity.

Americans, Canadians, Australians and others in the relatively `free world', better take heed and learn from the recent experiences of Mr Wilders and of other brave singled-out Europeans, because their cultures too are displaying similar trends of preemptive capitulation to islamofascism, and they are going down the same ruinous cultural path that Europe has followed in recent decades to growing bondage. Mark Steyn wrote an excellent and entertaining foreword to this book. He puts it well at the end: "Geert Wilders is not ready to surrender without exercising his right to know, to utter, and to argue freely--in print, on screen, and at the ballot box. We should cherish that spirit, while we can". Indeed we should, while we still can, not only for our own sake, but for that of our progeny too.
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The 'Crime' of Geert Wilders: Speaking Out Against Islam 1 May 2012
By David Kinchen - Published on Amazon.com
"America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." -- Alexis de Tocqueville

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."-- George Santayana

In the lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA there's a plaque with the famous quote from John 8:32:
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Tell that to Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, author of "Marked for Death: Islam's War Against the West and Me" who is under round-the-clock police protection because of his outspoken views on how Islam is well on the road to taking over democracies in the European Union -- including his native the Netherlands -- and turning them into unrecognizable hellholes.

Wilders would probably consider the John 8:32 reference in an organization that has been called a "puzzle palace" ironic at best. He's probably a lot more comfortable with the three quotations I've chosen for epigraphs to this review, and in fact, quotes Tocqueville (on Page 120): "I have studied the Koran a great deal," he [Tocqueville] wrote in an 1843 letter to a friend, "I came away from that study with the conviction there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Mohammad. So far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself."

Strong words from the author of "Democracy in America," published in 1835 and still one of the most astute observations of the spirit of America. I wonder what Tocqueville would say about the abuses of Islam, which constantly proclaims itself a "religion of peace," and which proscribes death to those who leave the religion -- unlike Christianity and Judaism -- and, in the case of Iranian Christian Yousef Nardarkhani, under sentence of death by hanging, in Iran where those who practice a religion other than Islam in a country ruled by religious fanatics.

Nardarkhani's barbaric treatment has been condemned by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to her credit, and the White House.

Wilders' view of Islam pretty much agrees with Tocqueville's, as well as the Canadian writer Mark Steyn, living in New Hampshire, who contributed the foreword to "Marked for Death." Steyn writes: "In the Netherlands, Mr. Wilders' foes, whether murderous jihadists or the multicultural establishment, share the same `strategic objective'--to increase the cost of associating with him beyond that which most people are willing to bear. It is not easy to be Geert Wilders. He has spent almost a decade in a strange, claustrophobic, transient, and tenuous existence little different from kidnap victims or, in his words, a political prisoner. He is under round-the-clock guard because of explicit threats to murder him by Muslim extremists. Yet he's the one who gets put on trial for incitement....For every independent-minded soul...there are a thousand other public figures who get the message: steer clear of Islam unless you want your life consumed--and steer clear of Wilders if you want to be left in peace."

Fanatics, terrorists, and appeasers have tried everything to silence Geert Wilders, Europe's most controversial Member of Parliament -- from putting him on trial to putting a price on his head. But Wilders refuses to be silenced and has paid for this refusal by being literally imprisoned to protect himself and his wife from religious fanatics and the useful Politically Correct idiots who enable them.

For years, from his native Netherlands, Wilders has sounded the alarm about the relentless spread of Islam in the West. And he has paid a steep personal price, enduring countless death threats and being forced into a permanent state of hiding.
What's it like to speak out against what he considers an invasion of his country -- and Europe as a whole -- by adherents of a religion bent on conquest? Here's how Wilders describes his life: "I live in a government safe house, heavily protected and bulletproof. Since November 2004, when a Muslim murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh for the crime of offending Islam, I have been surrounded by police guards and stripped of nearly all personal privacy. I am driven every day from the safe house to my office in the Dutch Parliament building in armoured police cars with sirens and flashing blue lights. I wear a bulletproof jacket when I speak in public. Always surrounded by plaincvlothes police officers, I have not walked the streets on my own in more than seven years... Why do I need this protection? I am not a president or a king; I am a mere member of the Dutch Parliament, one of 150 elected parliamentarians in the Tweede Kamer, the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, a small country of 16.5-million in Western Europe."

Expelled from Britain, banned from Indonesia, denounced by the UN Secretary General, prosecuted in court for his beliefs, forced into government safe houses, and constantly threatened with death, Geert Wilders is unbowed and unapologetic. Marked for Death is a stark warning about a growing threat to our liberties written by a man who has lost his freedom--and would not see the rest of us suffer the same fate.

Wilders says that Islam -- even the so-called "moderate" variety -- is more than a religion. In fact, he writes (Pages 214-215) that "We have to stop pretending that Islam is merely a religion -- it is primarily a totalitarian ideology that aims to conquer the West. A free society should not grant freedom to those who want to destroy it. Every halal shop, every mosque, every Islamic school, and every burka is regarded by Islam as a step toward the ultimate goal of our submission. As such, we must close down all Islamic schools, for they are totalitarian institutions where young people are indoctrinated into an ideology of violence and hatred. We must also close down all radical mosques and forbid the construction of new mosques, which Islam regards as symbols of its triumph. And we must ban the burka -- people's faces should not hidden in society, for it is our faces that give us our identity and our fundamental means of communication with others."

Strong stuff, but it's only the beginning in "Marked for Death." Wilders wants to do away with "intolerant Islamic regimes" (Page 215) "They should recognize that human rights exist to protect individuals, not religions and ideologies." To this end, Wilders adds: "Member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation that do not renounce the Cairo Declaration, which elevates Sharia law over human rights, should be expelled from the United Nations. Until this happens, Western nations should refuse to make any financial contributions to the UN."
Wilders says that lying is built into the Islamic creed...it's OK to say there is no compulsion in religion and then go ahead and compel like crazy! How's this for moderate? Wilders quotes (Page 94): "In one of her books, Bat Ye'or [an exiled Egyptian Jewish woman writer] describes the events surrounding the deaths of the five van den Broeke family members on Banda in 1999. At the turn of the century, jihadist warriors declared holy war on the majority Christian population of the Indonesian Moluccas (Maluku) Islands, to which the Banda archipelago belongs. During 1999 and 2000, jihadists from Indonesia, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia attacked Christian villages, one after another, in a coordinated campaign. Thousands were killed as the jihadists committed countless acts of savagery. Kids were tied together and dragged to their deaths behind speeding cars. Women and children were abducted. Masses of people were forced to convert to Islam. Both men and women were forcibly circumcised without painkillers or antiseptics. Those who resisted were beheaded. Half a million people fled as 40 percent of the Maluku capital, Ambon City, was reduced to ashes."

The Oct. 26, 2008 edition of The Jakarta Post, an English language Indonesian newspaper writes at length about the van den Broeke family, Christian victims of radical Islamic violence in what is supposedly one of the most "moderate" of Islamic countries, Indonesia.

"Pongky van den Broeke knows all too well how life can be as bittersweet as the prized nutmeg that brought his ancestors to Maluku's fabled "spice islands". Today, he relives for Hugh Collett the tragedy that changed his life.

"Pongky van den Broeke sits on the steps of his former home and waves me goodbye as I head back across the harbor. His friendly salute, the quiet lap of the waves and the tranquil harbor hide his personal turmoil. For the grand house he once lived in is a gutted shell, burned and ransacked by an angry mob who then, 10 meters from where he sits, brutally murdered most of his family - his wife, two daughters, mother and aunt. Only his son survived.

A good friend of mine, who's married to a Christian Indonesian, says Indonesia is a moderate country, with the radical Islamists few and far between, concentrated in places like Aceh. Still, Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim country, and is a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that Wilders cited above. Indonesia is a charter member of the OIC, joining in 1969. From the Wikipedia entry on the OIC:

"In the 2010 Democracy Index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, no OIC countries were rated as a "Full Democracy" under its guidelines, and only 3 of the 57 members were rated as a "Flawed Democracy." The rest were rated either an "Authoritarian Regime" or a "Hybrid Regime."

"The 2010 Freedom in the World, rated 3 OIC member states as Freebased on Political Rights and Civil Liberties in the member countries.

"Reporters Without Borders in its 2010 Press Freedom Index rated Mali and Suriname among the OIC members as having a Satisfactory Situation. Other members had ratings ranging from Noticeable Problems to Very Serious Situation.

"The US Department of State 2010 International Religious Freedom Report cited OIC members Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan as being Countries of Particular Concern, where religious freedom is severely violated. It also cited OIC members Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan as "countries that face challenges in protecting religious freedom".

"The Open Doors USA organisation, in its 2012 survey of countries around the world that persecute Christians, listed 37 members of the OIC amongst the top 50 countries where Christians face the most severe persecution. 9 of the top 10 countries are OIC, Islamic-majority states."

Not a pretty picture!
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