Saturday, October 1, 2016   

  Home     About     Guest Editorials     Advertise     Blog     Site Map     Links     Contact      Subscribe RSS      Subscribe Email  
Home » General

Islam a threat to Western freedom, Wilders tells Toronto audience

11 May 2011 General 10 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Geert Wilders

The presence of Muslims in Canada threatens the country’s freedoms and democracy, and only if immigration from Islamic countries is suspended can the cultural deterioration of the country be stopped, controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders told a packed house Monday night in Toronto.

“Our Western culture is far superior to Islamic culture,” Mr. Wilders said. “And only once we are convinced of this will we be able to defend our civilization.”

The event, held at the Canadian Christian College in north Toronto, marked Mr. Wilders’ second stop on a three-city tour. The visit, his first to Canada, is sponsored by the International Free Press Society. He spoke in London on Sunday, and he will be in Ottawa on Tuesday.

Charles McVety, president of the Christian College, introduced Mr. Wilders to an ebullient crowd as a man with “a prophetic message.”

In his speech on Monday night, he said Muslim immigrants to Europe have changed the social and political landscape there. An increasingly vociferous Islamic lobby has led to the harassment of Christians, female genital mutilation and polygamy, he said, adding that with its own growing Muslim community, Canada faces the same fate.

His career has been driven by a belief that the Koran encourages violence, that moderate Islam is an impossibility and that in allowing Muslims to immigrate to Western nations, these countries open themselves up to inevitable Islamization. “We need the spirit of resistance to this evil,” he said. “That is our moral duty.”

Farooq Khan, executive director of the North American Muslim Foundation, expressed shock at Mr. Wilders’ being allowed into the country, and is dismayed by what he sees as a lack of nuance in the views of many Westerners about Islam.

“It is the political agenda of the far right, which is hell-bent on on creating an environment in which Muslims must get out of the West,” Mr. Khan said in an interview before Monday’s speech. “The Wilders event is nothing more than creating hatred.”

Original post: Islam a threat to Western freedom, Wilders tells Toronto audience

Share/Bookmark




10 Comments »

  1. That’s interesting….

    My wife & I attended Carbana in Toronto several years ago. My wife was covered, so we were “obviously Muslims“, but we were welcomed everywhere we went!

    But I’m sure that there are pockets of bigots like Charles McVety, president of the Christian College. Perhaps they need a protest or counter-event where a Muslim is speaking the truth about Islam, vs. rhetoric lies from the likes of Geert Wilders and his ilk.

  2. i don’t get how he is “creating hate”? also looks like another muslim is against free speech, “shock at Mr. Wilders’ being allowed into the country”.

  3. A CHRISTIAN protests against abortion in America/Canada, and it’s Freedom of Speech.

    A MUSLIM protests against racism in same, and it’s Islamization.

  4. May I kindly suggest Mr. Wilders try out life as a Muslim for just one year and see what we are going through before opening his big mouth and letting fly like a loose cannon. He has no empathy for those who do not think like him. Last time that happened we had the Holocaust. Kindly go home, Mr. Wilders.

  5. Western culture is far superior? That’s rich coming from someone who’s part Indonesian!

  6. halima,

    i don’t get why “that’s rich”? if he has abandoned any indonesia culture he may have been raised with, is that not proof of his belief in the superiority of western culture?

  7. here’s my 2 cents about islam & it’s supporters
    ==========

    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.

  8. @ Ecks why:
    1. I am atheist, but I respect all religions, because despite the fact many religions do not back their beliefs with empirical evidence, they contain some facts of life and guidelines that would be good to follow. I agree that many religions also contain parts that are bigotic and counterintuitive, but it only reflects the time period in which the religion had been borne into.
    2. First, theology is not synonymous with totalitarianism. Theology means a religious body rules, while totalitarianism means an autocratic body controls all. Second, sharia is not a law of the state, it is a guideline for a commendable Muslim life, and it is a code of conduct.Furthermore, not all Muslims believe sharia should be a law of the state. Since World War I, many Muslim countries reformed their judicatures to fit the changing world.
    3. Islam does NOT condone violence. Again, the Quranic texts are not only religious literature but also historic literature, as is the Biblical texts and the Torah. They all represent a specific part of that section of history. Islam was born in an age of turbulence: pressure from the Byzantine and Persian empires, and great persecution from Meccans. Muhammad needed to strengthen his religion so that, in his beliefs, the word of god would thrive. He preached for spiritual and physical jihad, the latter of which was mainly meant to be a retaliatory warfare. Islam is not a religion of violence.
    4. “Only Islam has dishonesty as a fundamental tenet”? Seriously? I will explain this falsity in two ways. First, the religion preaches only the truth to fellow people. Also, if you’re arguing that Islam’s conception included dishonesty, you’re forgetting that that’s the case in basically every other thing in the world.
    5. Modern Islam does not discriminate gender. In almost every ancient religion, you can find references or evidence of gender discrimination; for example, the early Christian church tried to stamp out sects that offered a more generous view of Mary Magdalene, and many uber-conservative religious sects still believe in gender roles and that women have a special place in society as housewives and not bread-earners. As for the head garb, the garb was designed so that women were ‘protected’ from hazards and sins. Also, it was so that women did not show off their beauty, as that would be an act of sin.

    In conclusion, you must not judge a religion solely by its extreme and originalist elements.

  9. sun,

    i agree with most of what you say. but what do you mean by “originalist elements”?

  10. You Mr.Wilder,know nothing about Islam.I think you have to analyze what Islam is all about before spreading a false accusations.

Have your say!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>