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Reader comment on item: Will Geert Wilders Show His Film on the Koran[, Fitna]?
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Submitted by Don (Pakistan), Jan 20, 2008 at 20:37

I can't say whether Wilders is an idiot or not because I'm not Dutch and don't follow his politics, besides that the term is thrown around these days to anyone whose policies a person disagrees with. The point is this, I think: Many Dutch, like many Europeans and Americans and Canadians and Australians, haven't put much effort into learning about Islam and what drives radical, political, and even moderate" Muslims.

It's important in today's world that we all do that because to remain ignorant about it makes it too easy for a civilized people to go into a shell of political correctness and inclusiveness and acceptance of any religion, no matter what its tenants. I think Wilders is trying to expose Islam for what it really is using the Koran's own words as proof of what Muslims actually believe and why we in the West are in danger from Islam, as we can see all throughout Europe and Britain.

Is this the culture and religion we want overpowering our own culture and Judao-Christian values and basic beliefs? If you don't think Islam is coming to a neighborhood near you, wake up and open your eyes. Sharia law is already in many parts of Britain, demands are being made on Americans to accomodate Islam in the schools and during festive seasons and at markets and in public areas, hospitals throughout Europe are caving in to demands by Muslim women and Muslim advocacy groups, our freedoms of speech now being limited under the threat of violence, our right to question and joke at all other religions except Islam, and large groups of these people moving into our countries with absolutely no intention of assimilating, outproducing us 5-to-1in child birth per capita. Mohammed and Ahmed now at the top of the lists for babies' names throughout many countries in Europe.

Even Norway, for cryin' out loud, is seeing Islam making considerable headway in their cities. Wilders, whether he's an idiot or not, has a right to show the Dutch what he sees as a serious problem and show why it's a serious problem. Are you saying that he doesn't have a right to do that? Or are you saying he only has a right to do that if you like him or his IQ is up to your standards? And do you think the answer is to cave in to the threats of Islamists? And what slippery slope is that going to take our culture down?

I say: "Stand by rights, you Dutch! You are at the forefront of a battle we are ALL forced into by Islam! Stand strong! The free, civilized world is watching and we're behind you!"

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