Britain has capitulated to Islamic terror: the banning of Geert Wilders

If anyone had doubted the extent to which Britain has capitulated to Islamic terror, the banning of Geert Wilders a few hours ago should surely open their eyes. Wilders, the Dutch member of parliament who had made an uncompromising stand against the Koranic sources of Islamist extremism and violence, was due to give a screening of Fitna, his film on this subject, at the House of Lords on Thursday February 12th 2009. This meeting had been postponed after Lord Ahmed had previously threatened the House of Lords authorities that he would bring a force of 10,000 Muslims to lay siege to the Lords if Wilders was allowed to speak. To their credit, the Lords authorities had stood firm and said extra police would be drafted in to meet this threat and the Wilders meeting should go ahead.

But now the government has announced that it is banning Wilders from the country. A letter from the Home Secretary’s office to Wilders, delivered via the British embassy in the Hague, said:

“…The Secretary of State is of the view that your presence in the UK would pose a genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat to one of the fundamental interests of society. The Secretary of State is satisfied that your statements about Muslims and their beliefs, as expressed in your film Fitna and elsewhere would threaten community harmony and therefore public security in the UK.”

So let’s get this straight. The British government allows people to march through British streets screaming support for Hamas, it allows Hizb ut Tahrir to recruit on campus for the jihad against Britain and the west, it takes no action against a Muslim peer who threatens mass intimidation of Parliament, but it bans from the country a member of parliament of a European democracy who wishes to address the British Parliament on the threat to life and liberty in the west from Religious Fascism.

It is he, not them, who is considered a ‘serious threat to one of the fundamental interests of society’. Why? Because the result of this stand for life and liberty against those who would destroy them might be an attack by violent thugs. The response is not to face down such a threat of violence but to capitulate to it instead.

It was the same reasoning that led the police on those pro-Hamas marches to confiscate the Israeli flag, on the grounds that it would provoke violence, while those screaming support for genocide and incitement against the Jews were allowed to do so. The reasoning was that the Israeli flag might provoke thuggery while the genocidal incitement would not. So those actually promoting aggression were allowed to do so while those who threatened no-one at all were repressed. And now a Dutch politician who doesn’t threaten anyone is banned for telling unpalatable truths about those who do; while those who threaten life and liberty find that the more they do so, the more the British government will do exactly what they want, in the interests of ‘community harmony’.

Wilders is a controversial politician, to be sure. But this is another fateful and defining issue for Britain’s governing class as it continues to sleepwalk into cultural suicide. If British MPs do not raise hell about this banning order, if they go along with this spinelessness, if they fail to stand up for the principle that the British Parliament of all places must be free to hear what a fellow democratically elected politician has to say about one of the most difficult and urgent issues of our time, if they fail to hold the line against the threat of violence but capitulate to it instead, they will be signalling that Britain is no longer the cradle of freedom and democracy but its graveyard.

Melanie Phillips

Watch Fitna Part one online from this link


Watch Fitna Part Two online from this link



  1. Thank you British goverment, let us keep Britain clean, ban these racists.

  2. Islamic intimidation achieved a new high last week when it forced the British Parliament, one of Western civilization’s most venerable institutions, to quietly surrender its most basic of freedoms.

  3. Preventing someone saying or going somewhere is not democracy. Its autocracy. Freedom of speech does not mean that you can choke someone else mouth and prevent him or her from going somewhere

  4. Welcome to dhimmitude. This is what Islam does to otherwise intelligent people. Born in the terror republic of Pakistan, Lord Ahmed is a typical Muslim. He used intimidating tactics to subjugate the British parliament. Muslims do this everyday in India.
    Alan Rabbi proved that Muslims are hypocrites. Muslims deny others the freedom of expression for the sake of freedom of expression.
    On one hand Alan Rabbi says that Lord Ahmed has a democratic right to block Geert Wilders speech but the British Parliament has no democratic right to listen to Geert Wilders’ speech.
    The right thing to do would be to let Mr. Wilders speak and let people question and refute him. This is something a Muslim will never accept.
    I hope that the British people realize that Muslims do not play by normal rules of democratic engagement. Muslims will use democratic system when it suits them but they will grant the same rights to non-Muslims.
    Also I hope is that Lord Ahmad is the last Muslim bigot in the House of Lords or in the House of Commons.

  5. Please adopt two weapons: the old one prescribed by Mahatma Gandhi to launch peaceful boycott of all elections, till the entire election laws are changed and constitutional and legal frameworks are devised to ensure that only “clean, involved and patriotic political leaders are allowed to contest elections.” Elimination of the mafia, criminals and known thieves among the politicians would not tantamount to violation of democracy. They should be treated as social and political outcasts. Participate in elections only when such conditions are restored.

    In case of jihadi or terrorist attacks please do not let the politicians and the bureaucrats go scot-free. Launch peaceful Satyagraha till responsible officials, politicians and agencies are punished either through departmental or legal action.

    Please launch mass hunger strike to protest against carnages like Mumbai attacks and do not compromise till the political leaders in the Centre and the States take responsibility, quit office and new ones, who can assure better security are ushered in. Democracy does not allow blatant violation of accountability. Accountability is the soul of democracy.

    You have another potent weapon: mass refusal to pay certain taxes after formally notifying the President and the Chief Justice till the governments implement adequate measures to ensure security and safety of the people and devise ways and means to provide cutting edge capability to intelligence agencies to operate inside and outside the geographical border with sufficient State-backing.

  6. Thanks for the links for watching Fitna

  7. Crossbench peer Baroness Cox, who hosted a later screening for the media, accused the British government of “succumbing to threats of intimidation”.

    She said it was “a very sad and a very disturbing day for British democracy when a European parliamentarian has not been allowed into this country”.

    “I don’t agree with everything that Geert Wilders has to say, but I believe he has the right to say it in a democracy.”

  8. Gordon Brown is the “biggest coward in Europe”.

  9. UK is banning a member of our parliament because of fear for muslims? Wilders does criticise Islam and you can argue whether he does that tastefully (I didn’t vote for him) but he never crossed the legal line. Apparently nowadays the fear in England is bigger than the will to defend the freedom of speech. I was always a big England fan (even spent my honeymoon over there) but now I think England should be ashamed! Many Dutch people, including myself, are now thinking of boycotting England!

  10. Let us closely examine the pattern that these barbaric invaders followed all over the world. This pattern is written down in the Quran; practised, perfected and prescribed by the prophet in his own life time and closely followed by the Caliphs later. Even in present time, this pattern is followed by all Muslim leaders who aspire for name and fame in this life and houris (beautiful virgin women) hereafter.

    The pattern is:

    Invade the lands of the infidels.

    Massacre as many infidel men, women and children as they like after winning a victory

    Capture the survivors as slaves and confine the women in their harems as slave girls

    Plunder every place and person for war, booty, a fifth of which (including the slaves) went to the Caliph or some other religious heads.

    Demolish the places of worship of the infidels and build mosques in their places.

    Defile and desecrate the deities and other symbols of the infidels’ religion by throwing them into public squares or making into steps leading to the prayer area of the Muslims.

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