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Turn the tables and sew a flag

Reader comment on item: Why I Stand with Geert Wilders

Submitted by Lenny M. (United States), Jan 19, 2010 at 18:00

The best defense in this situation might be a strong offense. It's common knowledge that "incitement," calls to genocide, advocacy or approval of violence, and in general, "hate speech," is a daily ritual at mosques throughout Europe. The links between terrorists and their spiritual guides in Europe is proven. There are eyewitness accounts and transcripts. There has been a direct link between terrorism and mosques.

Wilders could turn the tables by asserting that his writings are merely journalistic and fully documented reporting of truth. His defense will therefore become an assertive exposure of a clear violation by the U.N., and Europe's pathetic court system by intentionally ignoring incitement on a massive scale and trying to use Wilders as a red herring diversion and effective surrender. His evidence could become more powerful than his all-too-short documentary and childish cartoons. Truth is a full defense to defamation, and evidence to prove it must be allowed in a court of "justice."

This may be another fork in the road for Europe. If it allows an honest person who's primary offense is his vocal hatred of violence and those who support it, to himself be labeled a "hater," then the gavel will come down on Europe, not Wilders. It will be Europe that will have again declared itself guilty of appeasement and surrender. Wilders will rightfully become a true martyr, one of the few willing to put his life on the line to save Europe.

Besides Churchill, how many European names can one think of before and during WWII that exhibited political bravery? The next cartoons will probably show a "Wilders Flag" waving from the ruins of the EU's justice system.

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