Monday, February 2, 2009

Netherlands Parliament member jailed for 2 years; Muslims celebrate, make death threats.

Meet Geert Wilders. Geert is a member of the House of Parliament in the Netherlands. You may not agree with his politics, but if you believe in freedom of speech then he deserves your attention.

In 2008 Geert released Fitna, a 17 minute documentary about fundamentalist Islam. Prior to the release of Fitna, fundamentalist Muslims wanted Wilder's head on a lance, just for speaking out against the evils that its adherents do in the name of Islam. In this movie he examines 5 verses from the Qur'an. They are as follows:

Sura 4: The Women
56: Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise.
89: They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them,
Sura 8: The Spoils of War
39: And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah. But if they cease, then lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.
60: Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them. Whatsoever ye spend in the way of Allah it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.
Sura 47: Muhammed
4: Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And if Allah willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He rendereth not their actions vain.
Of course, there are tons of apologists on media outlets like Youtube that defend these verses, and state Wilders takes these passages out of context. But they conveniently ignore the following acts/pictures in the film:
  1. A man's head being cut off with a knife.
  2. An unarmed woman being shot in the back of the head.
  3. Praising Hitler.
  4. Cutting childrens' heads open with knives (and their presumable parents are smiling about it) celebrating the Day of Ashura.
  5. A woman's uterus torn from her body.
  6. Blowing up a train station.
  7. 9/11.
  8. A woman's decapitated head laying on the floor.
  9. Calling for the deaths of family members, if that's Allah's will.
  10. Two men being executed, just for being homosexual.
  11. Calling for the deaths of non-Muslisms, with no discrimination to men, women, children All are targets.
  12. Bodies blown to pieces.
  13. Bodies being dragged through streets.
  14. Teaching children how to kill.
  15. Teaching children that Jews are "apes and pigs."

Frankly, I don't care if Wilder's takes any of the forementioned verses out of context. Because there is absolutely no way you can take anyone ripping out a woman's uterus out of context. Since his time in jail, Wilders has been on the receiving end of multiple death threats.

So, let me get this straight; Wilders is the one getting death threats on a daily basis, and he's the one in jail?

Watch Fitna here. Warning: Not for the squeamish.

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