Sep 4, 2007
Geert Wilders on a Roll
Geert Wilders will let no one tell him, he must sing a tone lower. The Genie is out of the bottle and nobody can put him back.
That is not going to happen, either by a court order, a political debate, and not with a bullet.
Unrepentant after a stormy week the political leader of the PARTY FOR FREEDOM with his call for the Koran to be forbidden in the Netherlands faced a new storm of criticism.
From Tehran to Lelystad the protests stream in. In the meantime his popularity rises.
His call for the Holly Book of islam to be forbidden, has lead to a storm of complaints to the police, that he should be summoned for sowing hate between different groups of people. The number of complaints have never been so large, but it doesn't worry him.
He stands by his opinion. “It is an hateful book, where you are called on to kill people who think differently. I do not sow hate, the Koran does that. It is a fascistic book. It is not a book we should have, maybe if we took out all the hateful verses, but then there would be little left over. Then the Koran would be about as thick as a Donald Duck comic.”
This is just part of a translation I have done. It is from an article in the AD newspaper from the Netherlands. It is certainly not a word for word translation but it gets the gist of the message. I doubt that many people reading this would disagree. The important sentence though is IN THE MEANTIME HIS POPULARITY RISES. You can miss it if you read it too quickly. What is not shown is that the Dutch seem finally to have had enough. Maurice De Hond who has a market research firm has shown that if there was an election now that Geert Wilders and his party would get nearly 20 seats in the Dutch houses of parliament up from his now 9 seats, most of these coming from the Dutch Labor party. It seems to me that there is a silent majority, who have simple had enough and how ever much they complain it will never pop above the political radar Wilders is speaking for these. The Politicians do not want to recognize it, and so deny it happens, or try and cover it up. Geert who has his own party can't be ignored and he has parliamentary immunity and excellent protection because he has had over 600 death threats. The muslims are calling for his protection to be discontinued, we all know what that would mean. The Dutch parliament could never allow that, because if he was killed, no Dutch parliament would last more than a few days. The deaths of Pym Fortyn and Theo van Gogh still casts it's shadow over Dutch politics. The politicians also know that they could easily be next on the list and if they denied protection for Wilders they couldn't really with a good conscience demand it for themselves. Wilders has a secure platform with which to say his piece, all he has to do is keep the noise level up, and with it the attention of the Dutch. The muslims will inevitably blot there copy book and still more disgruntled voters will vote for him in the next election. The other point I would like to make is that none of the other parties will touch him with a barge pole, which is great news, because if they want to gain votes at his expense they will have to come closer too his politics. The next election is in about 4 years time, Harold Wilson said that a week in politics is a long time, and much can happen in 4 years but if he can quietly and strongly keep speaking for the silent majority he should make very good gains and could possibly be the largest party in parliament at the next elections especially if some atrocity is committed here in the Netherlands. He has worked wonders from a one man party before the last election to 9 seats now, and as I said if there was an election now he would have 20 seats. I think the Netherlands has turned the corner.