Geert Wilders – Political Trial Resumes

Geert Wilders has returned to court as the first political trial in Europe since 1989 resumes in Amsterdam.

Geert Wilders , a Dutch politician back on trial in Amsterdam on freedom of speech issues

The Geert Wilders trial again raises questions about Islam and freedom says this report on The Commentator, a new conservative blog published in the UK.

The Commentator asks whether the Koran can be considered as compatible with free speech. That of course is a question that is absolutely central to the Wilders trial.

As we blogged here and here, “many feel that the real issue on trial here, is the right to Freedom of Speech.”

Indeed Douglas Murray an award-winning journalist notes on his blog in London’s Daily Telegraph: “There is nothing hyperbolic in stating that a trial (underway) in Holland will have unparalleled significance for the future of Europe. It is not just about whether our culture will survive, but whether we are even allowed to state the fact that it is being threatened.”

More details about what is at stake can be found on Wilders own website.

Meanwhile this report and its associated video clip below, produced it should be noted by The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.  —  clearly a TV station with a mission —  underlines the vital points about freedom of speech that are under threat in the Wilders political trial.

Here is The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc (CBN News) report in full as it originally aired on Feb. 11, 2011:
“In a northern district of Paris, a brave shopkeeper named Marie-Neige Sardin guards her newsstand like a military fort.  As a white woman, she is a minority in the mostly Arab-speaking Muslim area. Sardin has been the victim of dozens of crimes — raped, robbed, and having acid thrown at her, as other residents try to get her to leave. Still, Sardin — the daughter of a French soldier — calls her little shop “a piece of French soil inside occupied territory,” and says she will not leave. “I can’t bear to tell my future grandchildren that I have done nothing to preserve our French values.  So, staying here is marking our territory,” she explained.

Multiculturalism has failed
German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently admitted that multiculturalism has failed. British Prime Minister David Cameron also agreed. They were talking specifically about immigrants from the Muslim world.
The left’s multicultural dream was to give Islam a special place in society, with no requirement to assimilate. But rather than bring social harmony, multiculturalism has encouraged radicalism and the spread of sharia law. And it’s creating a new tribalism with groups organizing along religious and ethnic lines.

‘No Go’ Zones for Natives
In cities across Europe, only a massive police presence prevents open street warfare between groups. Paris police must keep a constant vigil like their counterparts in Sweden, Denmark and Britain.
France has some 751 “No Go” zones. The French government has labeled these areas “sensitive urban zones” that are dangerous for whites and non-Muslims to enter. French writer Guy Milliere said even the local authorities stay out of these zones. “It means that it’s the part of the country where the police don’t go,” he said. “The firemen don’t go and even doctors and ambulance don’t go, except if they have no other choice. And it’s like that because these parts of the country are in the hands of drug traffickers, gangs and imams,” he continued. That has led to the formation of groups who want to oppose Islam and protect the white native French. In Nice, Philippe Vardon leads one of those groups called Bloc Identitaire. He told CBN News members are being trained in hand-to-hand combat.
“Our government, our politics are leading us to war,” he said. Vardon said the government treats the majority in France like a minority. They have been marginalized politically and victimized by immigrant crime.
“There is on one end, the political speech which says, ‘Oh, everything is okay. It feels so good to feel the difference, to live together, everything is great. We live in harmony. It’s communion. It’s perfect,'” Vardon explained.
“And on the other hand, you got the truth of what people are feeling. They are feeling like foreigners in their own country,” he continued.

‘Anti-Islamization’ Only for Show?
The French government has made high profile moves against Islamization, such as outlawing the veil. But in Marseille, CBN News witnessed Muslim women wearing full burqas in front of French police officers who did not respond to them. CBN News team also saw Muslims blocking the streets illegally for Friday prayers. Marseille is France’s second largest city and today, is about one quarter Muslim. But there are parts of Marseille that are completely Muslim. In reality, some of the “No Go” zones function like micro states that are governed by or under the influence of Islamic sharia law.

France’s Dark Future
French journalist and author Alexandre del Valle says society is slowly dividing and faces a dark future. “We see that our society is dividing between those who are Muslim and those who are black and those who are white,” he said. “Instead of the state bringing people together, people are dividing. It’s civil war. It will not be a civil war like in Spain under Franco. It will be a kind of local civil war,” del Valle added. “In fact, I think one day it will be so unbearable that the state will be obliged to send in the army.”

The symbol of ‘Stop
Today in Europe, there are many victims of multiculturalism like Sardin — people without political voices who are afraid to leave their homes. But she vows not to surrender. “Do we want our daughters to wear veils in the future? Do we want them to live under sharia law? Do we want stoning to be practiced? No, it is not possible,” she said. “I want to be the symbol of ‘No.'” she added. “The symbol of ‘Stop.'” (The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.)

Some related reporting on associated issues can be found here and here The world’s most dangerous broadcaster

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