The Netherlands’ Party of Freedom founder and leader, Geert Wilders, issued a dire warning Wednesday to those living in the Western world that their safety, values and way of life will come to an imminent end if national leaders continue to accept millions of Muslims immigrants – especially without demanding their allegiance and assimilation.
Being the Parliamentary leader of his party for nearly a decade, Wilders has personally seen the effects of Islamic migrants at work near Rotterdam – one of the Netherlands’ largest cities – where he says immigrant youths of Moroccan descent continue to terrorize indigenous Dutch inhabitants.
“Cars have been demolished, houses vandalized, people threatened,” Wilders reported in a column for Breitbart News. “The Dutch no longer feel free and safe in their own city.”
He shared an anonymous threat letter received by a local radio station after it interviewed a number of the native victims who merely identified the perpetrators as Moroccans.
“You are racists!” read the letter from the Islamic immigrants, who then incited their youth to jihad. “Your time will come! I won’t take care of it because I am too old. But our boys are the new soldiers.”
The Dutch politician insists that Islamization is not an isolated event in his country, in Europe, the Western world, or the world, for that matter.
“Maassluis is just one of the many Dutch towns and neighborhoods terrorized by Moroccan or Turkish youth gangs,” Wilders insists. “Others are Schilderswijk, Oosterwei, Kanaleneiland, Zaandam, Helmond,… Not surprisingly, a poll shows that 43 percent of the Dutch people want fewer Moroccan immigrants in our country. These people are not racists; they are decent people – patriots who love their country and do not want to lose it.”
Active as the Parliamentary group leader of his party in the Dutch House of Representatives, Wilders is well versed in the stands many global leaders have taken to defend democracy and noted one warning issued by former United States President Ronald Reagan.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” Wilders quoted Reagan.
He said Reagan’s quote rang especially true today, as world leaders continue to turn their backs to Islamization.
“Freedom is our birthright,” the Dutch speaker and author impressed. “But if we fail to defend it, we are bound to lose it. And, sadly, that is exactly what is happening today.”
Pointing to the recent global wave of terrorism at the hands of jihadists, Wilders argues that world leaders must stop ignoring the obvious threat and take aggressive steps to prevent isolated terrorist cells from springing up in migrant Muslim communities in dozens of nations.
“2016’s Black Summer of Jihad, with terror attacks all over the free world, teaches us that the enemies of freedom are already among us,” the freedom activist asserted. “The ruling elites all over the Western world have accepted millions of people into our countries without demanding that they assimilate.”
He stresses that numerous migrants have no intention of honoring their new nations and the customs within.
“Many of these immigrants acquired our nationality, but some do not care for our country at all,” Wilders contends. “They do not love it, they do not respect it, nor do they respect us and our values. They carry our passports, but they do not belong to us. They spit on our identity and behave like conquerors.”
It was then emphasized that such attitudes are especially true of those committed to Islam – and carrying out its militant ways.
“This is particularly true of many immigrants with an Islamic background,” Wilders continued. “That is not surprising. Islam is a totalitarian ideology aimed at establishing tyrannical power over non-Muslims. Islam commands its followers to make all nations submit to Islamic Sharia law – if necessary through the use of violence and terror.”
Locking the door to Islam
Wilders argued in a Dutch Parliament debate late last month that the Netherland’s future is vexed if nothing continues to be done about Islamization.
“I pointed out that we will have no future if we do not de-Islamize the Netherlands,” he shared. “Our time is a time for action.”
He pointed out numerous reasons why the Middle-Eastern religion is not compatible with freedom-loving democracies.
“Islam is an existential threat to our survival as a free nation,” Wilders impressed. “It violates all the basic principles and freedoms of our Constitution. It discriminates non-Muslims, who have no rights under Islamic Sharia law. It discriminates women, who according to the Koran, are worth only half a man. There is no freedom of religion under Islam. Apostates deserve the death penalty, the Koran tells Muslims that Jews are pigs and monkeys, and Christians have to submit or die.”
It was emphasized that Islam is far from being a religion of peace, as many Western leaders have described it.
“There is no freedom of speech in Islam either,” the 53-year old leader pointed out. “Criticism of Allah or Muhammad is punishable by death. There is no right to personal integrity. Islam advocates cruel corporal punishments, such as whipping, amputations, stoning, beheading. There is no right to live in peace and dignity. Islam orders war until the whole world has been submitted to Allah.”
Wilders contends that democratic leaders have been going about it all wrong when it comes to freely accepting Islamic immigrants into their free societies.
“Some seem to think that by allowing freedom to the enemies of freedom, we prove that we stand for freedom,” he offered. “The opposite is true. By refusing to draw boundaries to our tolerance, we are handing away our freedom. If we continue being naïve, we will lose everything. By depriving Islam of the means to destroy freedom, we are not violating freedom; we are preserving it. We should not turn freedom into a snake eating its own tail. Freedom requires a democracy willing to defend itself.”
Action steps to freedom
The Dutch leader then shared some items on his “political freedom agenda” and started by setting some boundaries that he said must be erected – before it is too late.
“We must end all immigration from Islamic countries,” Wilders insisted. “There is more than enough Islam in our countries already. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office, expects 77 million immigrants to enter Europe in the next half century – most of them are Islamic.”
He says putting an end to the current wave of Islamic immigration is non-negotiable.
“If we do not stop them, we will be facing a catastrophe,” the controversial speaker who compared Islam’s holy book, the Koran, to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampt. “We will be colonized and Islamized. We will cease to exist. We can already see how disruptive relatively small groups are. Research by the University of Amsterdam showed that 11 percent of the Muslims in the Netherlands are prepared to use violence for the sake of Islam. This is more than 100,000 people.”
Wilders is emphatic that Islam is not something that should be tolerated because the religion – by its very nature – is the epitome of intolerance.
“The more Islam we get, the more dangerous and less free our society becomes,” the political leader added. “Let us keep our countries safe and lock the door to Islam.”
He says that putting an end to Muslim immigration is not enough.
“We must also stimulate voluntary remigration of those who are already here – and those who stay must adopt our values; they must assimilate and integrate,” Wilders laid out. “It is not extremist to demand that Muslims, who want to live in our midst, renounce the hateful doctrine and texts of Islam and abide by our laws. If they commit crimes, act against our laws, impose Sharia law, or wage jihad, we must expel them. My party wants to strip all criminals with dual nationalities of their Dutch nationality and expel them to the country of their other nationality. These measures are part of our de-Islamization plans and have been on our party platform for over 10 years.”
The Dutch visionary then impressed the fact that he has not and will not be intimidated by Muslims to surrender his freedom of speech.
“And, finally, in order to remain free, we must honor our freedoms by using them,” he urged. “That is why I will never give up my freedom of speech – not in parliament nor anywhere else.”
He recounted the numerous times Muslims have tried to unconstitutionally silence his free speech.
“I have been dragged to court for asking party members at a meeting whether they want more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands,” Wilders recounted. “Sixty-five percent of Dutch Moroccan youths have been suspected of criminal activities. They are six times as often suspects of violent crime as indigenous Dutch, and 22 times as often of hold-ups and street robberies. They also constitute almost 80 percent of the Dutch jihadis traveling, fighting in Syria for IS. Just last week, a Dutch Moroccan was arrested in Rotterdam for supplying French jihadis with Kalashnikovs and explosives. Nevertheless, according to the public prosecutor, asking Dutch voters whether they want more or less Moroccans in the Netherlands is a criminal offense.”
For him, living in fear and silence is not an option.
“But no matter the outcome of the trial, I will keep speaking,” Wilders vowed. “No judge will ever be able to silence me, and no jihadist will succeed either. For 12 years already, I have been on the death list of several Islamic terror organizations, from al-Qaeda to IS and the Taliban. I am under 24/7 protection by the police. I live in a safe house, am driven around in armored cars, have to wear bullet proof vests in public, and have to stand trial in converted bunkers, but I will never shut up. The more they try to do so, the louder I will speak.”
He parted by imploring freedom-loving citizens around to globe to boldly take a stand against Islamization to preserve their way of life – free from fear and intimidation.
“It is time to raise our voices,” Wilders exhorted. “Let them sound like thunder: Freedom has a price. The price is to always defend it, no matter the consequences. To be brave and let no one bully us into submission. So, let us do our duty and ensure that Reagan’s warning never becomes a reality: Extinction is not an option! Freedom or Islam. You cannot have it both ways. There is no middle way.”