Abigail Esman writing at World Defense Review says there is a strong possibility that Geert Wilders' film will show on Friday, Jan.25, 2008. Holland is on High Alert.
What are we to think of this... stunt?
Wilders is making an obviously provocative statement to the Muslim community in the Netherlands, daring them to cause a violent scene. People will die. Is Wilders' within his rights to go forth with this provocation of proven deadly fanatics?
Here in Canada we see people, well-respected and deservedly so, such as Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant facing charges and trials for hate-speech. Those hearings and trials take place within a Star Chamber of utter Left phantasy, but are harmful nonetheless, not only to those directly involved as defendants but those of us who reside in this nut-house nation. Levant is pressed by Muslims and Leftists who object o him republishing the Danish Cartoons. Steyn is up against the wall for quoting Mullah Krekar, a well-known jihadi residing in Norway. They did nothing like what Wilders is planning. Here Wilders would very likely end up in prison for what he's planning. Too bad for those who live in Canada. But what about those who live in the Netherlands? Will some of them be killed over this? Does Wilders have a right to put their lives on the line?
In his "politic of confrontation" Wilders has made it plain that one must now, no choice in it, put up or shut up. Wilders is spitting in the faces of Muslims everywhere, but he is directly pitting in the faces of the jihadis in the Netherlands. Even if they wanted to, the jihadis in the Netherlands can't back down now. They'd lose face beyond any recovery. So here it comes, presuming the film is shown at all. The Dutch now have no choice but to see the nature of "offended" Muslims. There can't be any pretending that Muslims are rioting over economic conditions or racism or the American invasion of Iraq or because of the Zionist conspiracy to make Muslims miserable. It will be clear for all to see and for none to ignore that Muslims riot, if they do, strictly because they are primitives. And in the Netherlands they are many. Wilders is making impossible the nation's so-far determined refusal to acknowledge and confront the plain.
If Wilders' film is shown in public, people will die as a result of Muslim posturing. Wilders knows it, I know it, you likely know it too. Does Wilders have the right to do this?
I think it will take this and more than this to shake the Europeans out of their cowardice. I think it will take much more than Wilders' current provocation. I think that if Wilders is martyred in some way he must be replaced by another willing to be martyred too. If this goes through, then the world will change for all of us, and for the better, in my opinion. Let the Muslims do as they must. Then we will deal with ourselves as we must too. This is like a Greek tragedy unfolding before our eyes. Will it deus ex machina turn into comedy? Stay tuned.