Geert Wilders and Ezra Levant at the National Arts Centre

Just came home from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa from an evening with Geert Wilders.

Ezra Levant  introduced him in his wonderful, bigger-than-life style.

The next speaker was a most excellent, engaging speaker – and, thanks to Kaffir Kanuck who ‘jogged my memory, I can now tell you his name.  It was none other than Rabbi Jonathon Hausman, who came up from Boston for the event, and he shared his experiences with Islam and the dhimmitude of our elected officials and the government bureaucrats, south of the border.  His speech was prepared and delivered very well indeed – too bad the content told of so many sad and, yes, tragic things.

Then came the highlight of the evenig – Geert Wilders!

What can I say about it?

It was classical Wilders – we have all heard him speak or read his words.  So, it was not unfamiliar territory!  But, hearing him speak those words in person felt like being part of history…

During the short Q&A afterwards, I was most happy that he got asked about the one thing he is most infamously misquoted on:  thecall for banning of the Koran…  And, Geert Wilders DID get a chance to clarify exactly what his position is!!!

Though he is very often quoted as saying that the Koran should be banned, he has never said such a thing!

Rather, we are dealing with an ‘IFF’ siuation here.

‘IFF’ – for those who are not familiar with the expression – stands for ‘IF AND ONLY IF’.

In the Neatherlands, Hitler’s infamous book ‘Mein Kampf’ (which, by the way, translates as ‘My Jihad’) was outlawed under that country’s hate laws.   All Wilders did was stand up and say to the legislators:

  1. IF you have used your power to outlaw ‘Mein Kampf’ on the grounds that it contains anti-semitic hate speech
  2. THEN you have to outlaw other books that have anti-semitic hate speech that is just as strong, if not stronger
  3. The Koran is such a book:  therefore
  4. IF you ban one, you MUST ban both
  5. Otherwise you must not ban either!

In other words – if and ONLY if!

This is not a demand for the Koran to be banned:  it is a demand that laws be applied the same way, to everyone.

Not only is this stand moral and principled, it can be interpreted as ‘anti-banning-anything’!

Again, this is not a demand to ban the Koran – it is calling out of the moral relativism that applies laws selectively and a shaming of those who partake in it!

Geert Wilders truly is a hero!

Update:  thanks to Kaffir Kanuck, the name of one of the speakers was added.

5 Responses to “Geert Wilders and Ezra Levant at the National Arts Centre”

  1. Don Sharpe Says:

    Great post, Xan – Wilders is such an inspiration, his straightforward speaking style and brutal honesty is what WE NEED from Canadian politicians.
    Toronto Clownfish Kinsella doesn’t agree . . …. surprised?
    http://www.torontosun.com/2011/05/13/kinsella-doors-barred-to-israel-hater-but-islamophobe-ushered-in

    Xanthippa says:

    Hey!

    You flew in for the Toronto presentation! Good on you!

    I took my older son – because I think this is, as they say, ‘living history’!

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  4. w.a Says:

    Read And Listen to the Quran By Famous Reciters

  5. ecks why Says:

    geert wilders is in trouble for speaking truths about islam against a politically correct society

    even a brief review of islamic theology & history easily verifies many of his assertions

    see the links in the pdf version below for more accurate info about islam
    ==========

    islam is a horrible ideology for human rights

    5 key things about islam

    1. mythical beliefs – all religions have these (faith) because its part of being a religion: having beliefs without proof until after the believer dies. the problem is people will believe almost anything.

    2. totalitarianism – islam has no seperation of church and state: sharia law governs all. there is no free will in islam: only submission to the will of allah as conveniently determined by the imams who spew vapors to feather their own nests. there are no moderate muslims: they all support sharia law.

    3. violence – islam leads the pack of all religions in violent tenets for their ideology & history: having eternal canonical imperatives for supremacy at all costs and calling for violence & intimidation as basic tools to achieve these goals.

    4. dishonesty – only islam has dishonesty as a fundamental tenet: this stems from allah speaking to mohamhead & abrogation in the koran which is used to explain how mo’s peaceful early life was superseded by his warlord role later.

    5. misogyny – present day islam is still rooted in 8th century social ethics: treating females as property of men good only for children, severely limiting their activities, dressing them in shower curtains and worse.

    conclusions ??

    there really are NO redeeming qualities for this muddled pile of propaganda.

    islam is just another fascist totalitarian ideology used by power hungry fanatics on yet another quest for worldwide domination and includes all the usual human rights abuses & suppression of freedoms.

    graphics version

    1 page pdf version – do file/download 6kb viewer doesn’t show fonts well, has better fonts header footer links, great for emailing printing etc
    http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B_UyNP-72AVKYWNiNTFlYTEtMTA1ZC00YjhiLTljMDUtMDhhNDE0NDMzNmYz


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