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In Defense of Freedom

Reader comment on item: Why I Stand with Geert Wilders

Submitted by Arlinda (United States), Jan 26, 2010 at 14:01

More pernicious, more devestating and more destructive than anything in Islam's arsenal of barbarism is from our own self loathing that welcomes Islamic oppression and submission. We will be silent about about Islamic oppression. In order for totalitarianism to exist there can be no criticism, no dissent, no diversity, no questions.

Dr. Pipes, scholar and defender of democracy: ". . . we stand shoulder-to-shoulder against the lawsuit. I reject the criminalization of political differences, particularly attempts to thwart a grassroots political movement via the courts. Accordingly, the Middle East Forum's Legal Project has worked on Wilders' behalf, raising substantial funds for his defense and helping in other ways. We do so convinced of the paramount importance to talk freely in public during time of war about the nature of the enemy."

The above should be the mantra of freedom loving people everywhere.

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