Friday, February 13, 2009

Book burner cries about freedom of speech

Yes, MP Geert Wilders, the maker of the film Fitna about how hateful he thinks Islam is, is stamping his feet about the government's decision to turn him away from the country on the grounds of public order.

Wilders, who is facing trial in Holland for inciting hatred, may well complain about his treatment as he was invited by a UKIP peer, but if we examine his political platform we find - oh! - he's for turning foreigners away at Dutch borders including all Muslims, banning Islamic schools, Islamic head wear, and that the Koran should be banned and its use outlawed in Mosques and at home.

In essence he is;

  • for making Islam itself illegal. So much for freedom of ideas.
  • for banning those he despises from entering Holland. So much for freedom of movement.
Gasp in wonder - a fascist is a hypocrite! Whining about his own ability to spout his ideas where he likes whilst trying to prevent literally millions of law abiding citizens from practicing their faith or entering his country.

Just thought I'd mention it because when some people hear him say things like
"I am in a detention centre at Heathrow... I will not be allowed to enter the country. They will send me back within a few hours... It is a very sad day, not only for me, but for freedom of speech," they might think he's stating some sort of principle. Far from it. He's simply whinging that he should have the right to deny others their rights.

I've watched the film, what a pile of ignorant, racist filth. I say he can push off and sit on the naughty step until he learns some manners. Don't for one moment think he would extend the rights he demands to anyone other than himself, he has based his political career on trying to strip those rights away.


Mark Gallagher said...

if we're to be consistent about freedom of speech then we have to apply it not only to those we disagree with but also those who don't believe in freedom of speech, this man happens to be both of those

Jim Jay said...

Well, I'm not for freedom of speech as an abstract principle. I wrote this a little while ago which might help clarify my position.

Benjamin Solah said...

Yeah, I'm not for freedom of speech as a principle especially for those who want to take it from others.

That vile person heading the BNP wanted to give a speaking tour in Australia and was denied entry, and I am so glad for that.

Similarly, Hanson's One Nation party in Australia had their meetings regularly shut down by the Left and I support that.