He was banned from entering this country, and shepherded out of Heathrow when he tried to come to Britain having been invited by a British citizen. He had to to overturn this ban in court in order to visit this country. Are we talking about a criminal? A terrorist, maybe? No, it’s Geert Wilders – a democratically elected Dutch parliamentarian.
Wilders has stoked some pretty large fires in his country for speaking up against Islamic extremism – more often than not in the starkest terms. And good on him, for both the Netherlands and Europe as a whole needs people to stand up and be counted in combatting this virus.
Those that have fought tooth and nail to keep Wilders out of this country – while at the same time turning a blind eye as armies of grubby interlopers and malcontents head to these shores – just don’t get it. As far as I am concerned Wilders doesn’t even need to say a word – we just need to look at the sort of people he is talking about.
Islam will dominate the world? Freedom can go to hell? Just how in God’s name did these individuals make their way over here? Who let them in? And if they were born here, who educated them? There may be many positive things to say about Islamic culture – after all, it has provided the world with many things. Its modern standard-bearers however are a light years away from the enlightened scholars of ancient times.
Commentators have argued that Geert Wilders’ increasing popularity in the Netherlands has brought into question that country’s reputation as a bastion of tolerance – not a bit of it I say. Tolerance is all well and good, but it is what it is – tolerance. Which suggests that an individual, a society and a country can only take so much before its reaches its breaking point.
If Muslims bring in trade, hard work and chicken tikka masala – that’s all and well and good. But they can leave their religious extremism – and with it the mosques, veils and ridicuous demands – back in their own countries where it belongs. And if this isn’t possible, offenders should be carted off back to a suitable destination without fuss or ceremony.
Geert Wilders is accused of being “far right” – ah, that wonderfully catchy cachet loved so much by the leftist intellectual elite and their media mouthpieces. The truth is that is that, if anything, he is an ultra-liberal whose devotion to the very concept of freedom is offended by the presence of what is an insane political ideology dressed up as a religion.
The leftist bleaters may find it all rather difficult to stomach, but Wilders is as far-right as I am a socialist bleeding heart that might wish to welcome an army of Romanian gypsies to set up home in my back garden.