Hon. Geert Wilders’ New Book Offends Egypt Even Before It is Published

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Hon. Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party (PVV) in the Netherlands

The Dutch Ambassador to Egypt, Susan Blankhart was called to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, today, to protest ‘defamation of Islam’ in a new book by the Hon. Geert Wilders.  Wilders’ book is scheduled to be released here in the US, next April.  The Egyptians were likely using this  opportunity  as a media  event. We note that this occurred while our State Department’s conference on The Istanbul Process Combating Intolerance conference was taking place  in DC.  With representatives from member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the EU, the OSCE, gathered in Washington why miss an opportunity to stifle any criticism of Islam and deny Free Speech?  After all this plenary session in DC is developing ‘best practices’ to rein in religious intolerance.  How Orwellian of them.

Egyptian Human Rights blogger, Mahmoud Elsokby posted the Al Ahram report about  this most recent example of intolerance by Egypt in the throes of electing a majority Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist parliament, “Egypt Summons Dutch Ambassador over anti-Islamic remarks”.

Egypt’s foreign ministry Wednesday summoned Dutch Ambassador Susan Blankhart to protest against what it perceives to be a defamation of Islam by parliament member Geert Wilders.

According to Dutch reports, Wilders is set to release a book in April next year to “examine the true nature of Islam.”

The right-wing politician is no stranger to controversy, having released numerous statements that were deemed defamatory to Islam by the Arab and Muslim world.

His statements include accusing Islam of being violent by nature and saying that the Quran should be banned.

According to Egyptian diplomatic sources, the foreign ministry insisted it could not tolerate “such unacceptable acts that could affect the spirit of cooperation, which should prevail between countries.”

In June, a Dutch court cleared Wilders of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims.

Egyptian authorities have recently banned him from entering the country during a visit of a European Parliament delegation.

However, the Al Ahram report had an error. According to the Freedom Party (PVV) headquarters in the Netherlands:

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8 Replies to “Hon. Geert Wilders’ New Book Offends Egypt Even Before It is Published”

  1. His statements include accusing Islam of being violent by nature and saying that the Quran should be banned.

    “Smite at their necks”, “slay the idolaters”, “there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him”, “I have been victorious with terror”, “slay them wherever you find them”, “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you”, “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers”, “they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned”, “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”, etc. Nobody has to ACCUSE mahoundianism of being violent. Can’t we all see that it just truly IS so, period?

  2. Check out the latest video from Sharia4Belgium on Memri-TV. They vow to see the blag pirate flag of pislam fly over every palace in Europe and then on the White Moske in Washington!

  3. Defamation of Islam? but Islam is not an individual, entitled to rights of any kind much less freedom from criticism be it fair, foul or otherwise? Assuming that such an absurdity was possible, then it would in any event be subject to the defense of fair comment!

    There is no hope, until our elected elite address Islam, openly and honestly and with the truth in mind. Acknowledge that it is a political ideology, using religion to further its aims and protect itself from all criticism. No other political ideology is or was ever afforded such protection. There is no precedent to be found on record anywhere. One wonders how could this be allowed to happen anywhere much less in democratic societies. Maybe; we are just living in the most stupid, irresponsible era ever on record!

  4. “…the foreign ministry insisted it could not tolerate…” So WHAT is it going to do? Threaten the publisher, like the Saudis successfully did?

    It goes without saying, that Wilders’ book will be banned throughout the proto-caliphate of the OIC, except for small quantities bought by respective governments, for ‘spontaneous’ combustions.

    The answer is not to try to ban someone else’s book, particularly in a western country which is not a dictatorship or theocracy, but to publish a better book of your own. 1.5 superior human beings should be able to do so.

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