Dutch Parliamentarian, Geert Wilders appeared at an invitation only event in London, Ontario on May 8th. The event, sponsored by the International Free Press Society – Canada and the Canada Christian College was moderated by Sun News host Ezra Levant and also featured an interview by Mr. Levant of former Muslim, Sam Solomon.
I was fortunate to be invited to the event and allowed to record Mr. Wilders’ question and answer period. I present it here (see link below) in its entirety with the kind permission of the IFPS organizers.
Mr. Wilders has been an outspoken critic of not only what we in Canada have been calling Islamism but of Islam itself. He defines Islam as primarily an ideology not unlike fascism, communism or Nazism which must be combated before its adherents impose Sharia throughout the West. He is not opposed to Muslims per se as he defines a moderate Muslim as not a true follower of Islam. In doing so he makes the same distinction as do real followers of Islam. Those who wish to impose Sharia throughout the world label moderate Muslims as apostates.
Mr. Wilders has called on the banning of the Koran in the Netherlands but only as a result of his country’s laws which have banned Hitler’s Mein Kampf which Wilders describes as being far worse than the Koran in its racism and incitement to violence. His call for the banning of the Koran is meant as a way of pointing out the hypocrisy of the law makers in the Netherlands.
Amongst other measures to resist the Islamification of the West he is calling for a cessation of all immigration from Muslim countries, the closing of Islamic schools, the banning of the burqa and banning the construction of new mosques. He would see the expulsion of radical Imams and those who would commit violence to advance Sharia. Above all of these measures he calls on the West to allow for a free discussion on the issue of Islamification. To highlight this point Mr. Wilders had several body guards around him at all times and attendees had to pass through a checkpoint of four security agents. London police cruisers were stationed in the parking lot. The event in London was peaceful and went off without incident. It remains to be seen how the upcoming events in Toronto, Ottawa and Nashville fare.