Dale Hurd’s recent interview with the Dutch freedom fighter Geert Wilders got personal about the sacrifices made to speak honestly about the danger of Islam to Western civilization. Wilders has lived like a prisoner for the last 10 years, starting with the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a Muslim assassin on an Amsterdam street after the artist criticized Islam. Police thought the outspoken Wilders might be next and arrived at his home, informing him he had three minutes to leave.
Such is the life of a well known critic of Islam and Muslim immigration — living in safe houses with 24/7 police protection.
Hurd asks whether it has been worth the personal cost to live with a target on his back. Wilders answers that the price has indeed been high, but the truth must be told about Islam’s threat to Western freedoms. He wishes more people would do it.
Hated by millions and marked for death, Dutch parliament member Geert Wilders is one of the most controversial politicians in the world.
Wilders believes the religion of Islam is violent and dangerous, and because he has said so, publicly and persistently, he has had to forfeit a normal life. November 4 marks exactly 10 years Wilders has lived under police protection.
It began with the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who had made a film attacking Islam. Van Gogh was murdered by a Moroccan Muslim on the streets of Amsterdam after the film was made.
Dutch police believed Wilders might be in the next victim and showed up at his door.
Geert Wilders: They were wearing machine guns and bullet proof vests and I said, “Hey, what is happening?” And they said, “We don’t know what is happening but you have to leave now, in three minutes.”
I just took some shirts and we went away and I didn’t know where we went, where we would go. The police didn’t even know. We changed cars and we ended up in an army barrack. And since then, 10 years ago, I have not been home.
It’s something you don’t wish your worst enemy to experience. It’s not only the threats. It’s the fact that you lose your freedom, your privacy. My wife and I lived for a few months in a prison cell, a prison cell in Zeist where the Lockerbie suspects used to be imprisoned. Nowadays we have safe houses. I live in a safe house provided by the state.
Dale Hurd: Do you every wonder if you made a mistake? Has this been worth it?
Wilders: I am sure I made no mistake. I make mistakes every day. I’m just human. I am full of mistakes. But to speak the truth about Islam, as I see it, and as the reality, is not a mistake. I wish many people did it.
I understand why few people do it because the price is very high. Besides the death threats you get from average people, from Islamic dissent, from organizations like al Qaeda or the Taliban, also a lot of people label as a “bigot” or a “racist” or an “extremist” – they try to hurt you in any possible way.
You are sued as I have been, and will be again, by a criminal court or by another court. They will sue you, they will threaten you, and they will label you.
So, I understand, it’s not very attractive to speak out against the dark forces of Islam, to be proud of our own values and identity, which I believe are based on Christianity and Judaism and humanism and not about Islam. And you pay a very high price, so I understand why people don’t do it.
But people should do it and what has happened with the Islamic State nowadays in the last few months has opened the eyes of so many people, so I hope it will change.
Hurd: You never wished you had done something else to have a normal life?
Wilders: No. I wish I had a normal life, yes. I would be lying to you if I didn’t say that my most important wish is to lead a normal life. But even more important than that is to fight Islam, to fight for our freedom, the freedom of our society, to be proud of who we are.
And I really strongly believe that Islam is dangerous, Islam is violent, Islam wants to dominate and not assimilate in our societies. And our countries, our free societies will change. And Christians, Jews, apostates – we will be the first ones to pay a price if Islam gets its way in our free societies. Continue reading this article
The only thing worse than an overgrown national government is a bloated transnational bureaucracy, and the European Union is indeed the unaccountable modern super-state run amok. The distant government is disliked by many Europeans, but remains stubbornly entrenched, passing ever more niggling laws to control behavior, not protect freedom.
Reporter Dale Hurd visited Brussels to check out the undemocratic regulation machine.
Another aspect of the EU is its effect on illegal immigration. The EU’s Dublin Regulation requires that the country in which refugees first enter Europe is where they must apply for asylum and remain, which is tough on countries like Italy, which is easily reached from Africa. But that rule isn’t enforced, and illegal aliens routinely travel to places known to have generous welfare benefits, particularly Britain.
In the CBN piece, Hurd interviewed filmmaker Peter Vlemmix who produced a documentary expressing his dismay with the EU’s lack of democratic input and the superstate’s overturning of national laws. The film is called Euromania:
BRUSSELS — The European Union has been called the most ambitious political project in history, but it faces a very troubled future. And in politics, as in boxing, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.
While Russia was fighting Ukraine and the Middle East was in chaos, European Union leaders were tackling the really important issues, like banning powerful household vacuum cleaners.
EU bureaucrats made the heroic move to save the planet. Now whenever Europeans use their weaker vacuum cleaners, they’ll be reminded of how EU laws have taken over more and more of their lives.
The ‘Soviet’ EU In 2009, former leader of the Czech Republic Valcav Klaus came to Brussels and gave a speech in which he told EU lawmakers that the European Union reminded him of the Soviet Union. He was booed.
Klaus, who grew up under communism, saw in Brussels a Soviet-style group of elites deciding what they thought was good for Europeans and then ramming it down their throats.
But all of the new laws out of Brussels restricting everything from vacuum cleaners to the size of fruit have not made Europeans freer or more prosperous. Continue reading this article
How the nation of Churchill has fallen. Once a bastion of freedom and the ideals of Western civilization, the foolish embrace of multiculturalism has weakened its belief in foundational principles and opened its doors to barbaric enemies.
Now British-born and -raised Muslims are active jihadists spreading Allah’s special chaos in the Middle East. Authorities fear their violent return and recently increased the terror threat assessment to Severe, the second-highest level.
Obviously the lesson of Britain for Western nations is to end Muslim immigration completely yesterday.
LONDON – No one who has been paying attention to the growth of radical Islam in Britain should have been surprised that the terrorist who stood over murdered American journalist James Foley had a London accent.
Over a thousand British Muslims are now fighting for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. And more are joining every day.
“The key thing to realize about British fighters in Syria is they’re not there to take a back seat role. They are very much at the forefront of this conflict,” Shiraz Maher, an expert at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, said.
Exporter of Terror Britain is now a major exporter of terrorists, the result of multiculturalism. There have been warning signs for years.
Eight years ago, CBN News showed viewers Muslims protesting in London against the Mohammed cartoons and chanting “Jihad is on its way.”
Today, Britain has functioning Sharia courts and Sharia patrols enforcing Islamic law on the streets.
However, a more peaceful Middle East may well lead to a jihad-riven Europe and America, because the fighters who came from the West will return to their countries of residence with advanced training in war and a desire to build the caliphate.
The Muslim soldiers see themselves as being on the march, successfully conquering territory for Allah, with little pushback from any western nations. When they return to Europe and America, many will continue to fight for Allah.
Most of the jihadists from Europe and America are immigrants who never assimilated to their new countries and their only loyalty is to Islam. It’s another brick in the wall of why Muslim immigration is a terrible policy for any nation that wants to stay free.
A report from CBN’s Dale Hurd calls attention to the danger posed by trained fighters who will return home with jihad in mind.
PARIS — In a video message, British jihadists in Syria can be seen trying to recruit more Muslim young men to come and join them.
One, holding a weapon, says, “This is a message to the brothers who have stayed behind…”
They have taken to social media to share an Islamic message with their friends back home: Even if you lead a sinful life, the Koran teaches that martyrdom is a ticket to heaven.
Grisly Instagram photos and videos sent to friends back home include bags and even truckloads of severed heads that fighters from Britain are collecting.
Another jihadist, wearing a hood, says, “Dear brothers, especially brothers and also sisters, in the land of jihad at the moment, with a Glock 19, yeah? Most of you playboy guys ain’t seen this yet. All I’ve come to do here is what’s prescribed to us as Muslim men. I also invite all over to the land of jihad. Allahu Akba!”
Then he fires his weapon into the night sky.
Coming Back Home Someday these jihadists are coming home. Some already have.
Mehdi Nemmouch, the French gunman who killed four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, had a homemade flag of ISIS, the terrorists who have setup an Islamic state in Iraq, when he was arrested in May.
Nemmouch went to fight in Syria in 2012.
The French government knows it has many more like Nemmouch in France: Muslim radicals who went to Syria to fight in the civil war and are bring jihad back to Europe.
LONDON – America owes much of its freedom to its British heritage. But today, Britain is losing its freedom.
Many Americans were stunned when British authorities arrested Liberty Great Britain party leader Paul Weston in April for publicly reciting Winston Churchill’s criticism of Islam.
The calendar might say it’s 2014, but in Britain it’s starting to feel like George Orwell’s “1984″ because “Big Brother” has decided that certain things can no longer be said.
Arrested over Churchill Weston quoted from Winston Churchill’s book, The River War, in which he wrote:
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia (rabies) in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”
As a young officer, Churchill fought Muslim jihadists in Sudan and believed Islam was a dangerous religion.
Weston chose to publicly quote Churchill because he thought that in today’s politically correct Britain, comparing Islam to rabies–as Churchill did–would likely get him reported to police and arrested.
“I wanted to make the point that, if it’s really become so bad in this country that you can no longer quote the words of the greatest living Englishman, then we really need to look seriously at what we can still say in this country,” Weston said.
“We don’t have (America’s) First Amendment. And speech is rapidly becoming a no-go area if you talk about certain issues. We are living in an absolute madhouse in this country with our free speech laws at the moment,” he said. Continue reading this article
One new danger mentioned was a non-metallic bomb being developed that could be smuggled onto commercial aircraft without detection.
But why would jihadists need to build fancy airplane bombs when they can easily transport serious WMDs across America’s wide-open southern border? The cartels run the place now, while the US Border Patrol is busy providing daycare for illegal alien kiddies from Central America.
SOUTH TEXAS (KRLD) – There are concerns that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — an extremist group that has already captured several large cities in Iraq and is bearing down on Baghdad — could be responsible for the next 9/11 style terror plot on U.S. soil.
“This jihadist group ISIS and it’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have promised direct confrontation with America, ” says Congressman Ted Poe (R-Houston). “He is looking forward to that day and he has said that publicly, we should believe him when he says that. These folks hate everything about the United States.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R- South Carolina) echoed Poe’s remark, saying on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that U.S. officials have warned the next major attack on U.S. soil could emanate from the region.
“The seeds of 9/11s are being planted all over Iraq and Syria,” Graham said. “They want an Islamic caliphate that runs through Syria and Iraq…and they plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home.”
And Poe thinks the likely way ISIS will get into the U.S. to commit a terror attack will be through the Texas-Mexico border.
“Of course the way they would come to the United States would be through the porous border with Mexico. The drug cartels will bring people into the country no matter who they are — for money,” says Poe. “Everyone in the world knows that the border between the United States and Mexico is completely porous.”
Poe thinks the way to prevent such an attack would be to secure the border. “And we should secure the border by putting the National Guard on the border so people don’t cross into the United States without permission.”
Of course, British society is threatened by enemy Muslims who got inside the gates via immigration. The situation should be an example that admitting Islamic immigrants is the worst public policy ever, but nobody in Washington is paying attention.
LONDON — The British government has announced that schools will be required to teach “British values.”
The news comes after Islamists took over several schools in the United Kingdom. This alleged plot to turn British faith-based schools into Muslim training academies has been dubbed “Operation Trojan Horse.”
“Individuals with a religious motivation have taken public money and basically created madrassas, basically created religiously motivated schools that promote intolerance, and this in some cases is a criminal enterprise,” Islamic expert George Igler said.
The decision comes at a time when Britain was already in an uproar over the explosion of Muslim halal food in the nation’s food supply and after revelations that several predominantly Muslim sex gangs around Britain were using English girls as sex slaves.
Free Speech is under attack by the left here in America, and we can look to Europe to see how bad it can get. CBN journalist Dale Hurd does a lot of reporting from there and is not hopeful about the future of free expression on both sides of the Atlantic, particularly since universities have become socialist indoctrination factories turning out angry activists.
In Europe, leftists claim their actions are anti-racist, and that PC label masks a lot violence and intimidation.
Of course, Europe has Muslims by the millions, and the mix of leftholes with Allah’s gangsters produces a particularly noxious brew.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — America is facing a new fascism that does not tolerate any views it doesn’t like — where “wrong” speech is being hounded, demonized and shouted down.
The head of Mozilla, maker of Firefox web browser, was forced to step down because he gave money to a campaign several years ago that was against gay marriage.
Brandeis University recently withdrew an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an internationally acclaimed champion of women’s rights and a victim of female genital mutilation and forced marriage, because her opposition to Islam was deemed offensive.
Across the Water If you want a glimpse into how bad it could become in the future, Americans need not look any further than across the Atlantic to Western Europe.
Transplant American conservative values of ‘God, country and traditional family’ in Western Europe and, more likely than not, you’d be branded “extreme right,” “anti-woman,” “homophobic,” and even “Nazi.”
If you’re against radical Islam or immigration, you can be labelled a racist. Wave your nation’s flag too much and you’re a fascist.
And should you be brave enough to demonstrate publicly for a conservative cause or run for office on conservative principles, you could be physically attacked or, in Sweden, your home might be wrecked.
Danish Journalist Lars Hedegaard publishes the Scandinavian online newspaper Dispatch International.
“You could get beaten up. We see that in Sweden. You have these so called ‘anti-fascists’ coming to known right-wingers’ homes and wrecking their apartments,” Hedegaard said. “They go destroy the furniture, tear up the books, and then they make a video of it and put it out on the web.” Continue reading this article
In France, Muslims increasingly attack white French citizens, and it’s called crime, but it’s really war in the Islamic conquest by immigration. Islamic no-go zones are “little Muslim caliphates” and white French enter at their own risk because police fear to go into those places also.
Funny how the dangerous transformation of Europe by Muslim immigration is something only reported in this country by CBN. Apparently American media are still stuck on the idea of diverse immigration as a total good. Will the broadcasters notice when France begins to look like Lebanon?
CBN reporter Dale Hurd recently visited the socialist multicultural utopia to see how all the imported diversity is working out.
Not so well, it appears.
Could it be that not all cultures are equal or compatible? Sweden has been particularly stubborn in avoiding the obvious truth that knuckle-dragger Islamic tribes should be left in their own locales to sort out their issues.
But saying political correctness is strong among Swedes is an understatement: the fear of discussing anything controversial, particularly diverse immigration, is extreme, despite the Muslim rape wave. Aren’t women’s rights and safety supposed to be important to liberals?
Swedes are so silenced by PC, self-censorship and fear of being called racist that Somali refugee Amun Abdullahi (pictured) who tried unsuccessfully to report on jihad went back home to Mogadishu in disappointment.
Diverse liberalism is poison; Sweden is but one example. The national experience also shows what a mistake Muslim immigration is for any western society.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — When President Barack Obama visited Sweden last year, he expressed his deep admiration for the Swedish model. But that should make Americans a little nervous.
One U.N. report says Sweden will be a third-world nation in about 15 years, below Libya and Bulgaria. Sweden is a society that believes it is racing into the future, but critics warn that it is racing to the bottom.
It has been a laboratory for all kinds of social experiments: Swedish leaders are trying to build the perfect society.
The country has been compared to two nations that also tried to build perfect societies: North Korea and the Soviet Union.
In Sweden, if you don’t like how utopia is being built, you won’t be shot like in North Korea, but your life could become very unpleasant, very quickly.
A Perfect Society? A YouTube video shows a journalist from one of Sweden’s leading tabloids, Expressen, confronting a Swede at his home.
The man, a professor, made what he thought were anonymous negative comments on a website about immigrant problems in Sweden.
But left-wing hackers helped the newspaper track him and others like him down so they could be exposed before the whole nation as racists. Another man, a manager, was fired because of it.
Sweden’s leftist establishment and media believe a cornerstone of their perfect society is multiculturalism: large scale immigration from some of the poorest, most backward nations on earth. Swedes who disagree with that plan risk being labeled racist, fascist, even Nazi.
“Immigration is the starting point and the finishing point. It’s the most important point to prove you’re friendly toward foreigners, you’re friendly toward immigration,” Danish journalist Mikael Jalving, author of the book Absolut Sweden, said.
“It’s all about whether you can be said to be hostile to immigration. Once that is ‘proven,’ you’re out of the game. Once you’re ‘proven’ to be a racist or fascist or nationalist, which is almost as bad, you cannot have any legitimate positions or points of view,” he explained. Continue reading this article
CBN’s Dale Hurd remains one of the most truthful reporters about the worldwide scourge of Islam. His 9/11 report shows how little elites have learned since the jihadist attack during the intervening years, where Islam has been on the march from the streets of London to Benghazi, using violence to establish a planet-wide caliphate of totalitarian sharia rule.
Worse, western authorities too often give a pass to Muslim crimes, either out of political correctness or plain fear. Hostile Muslims cannot be trained into civil behavior, and our government should therefore stop allowing them to immigrate here in the name of diversity. We have plenty of home-grown problems already.
LONDON — Twelve years have passed years since 9/11, and Western leaders still refuse to get real about the threat of radical Islam.
A few years ago, CBN News filmed Denmark’s Muslim community marching through the streets of Copenhagen under a banner that read “Islam is peace and love.”
It would be great if it were true. But a few weeks ago one of Denmark’s most influential Muslim leaders dropped a bombshell when he admitted that every mosque in Denmark is controlled by a radical imam.
Even before George W. Bush went to a Washington, D.C. mosque after 9/11 and said the World Trade Center attack was not the true face of Islam, critics have accused Western leaders of being more concerned with appearing tolerant than confronting the threat posed by radical Islam. This is because while the vast majority of the world’s Muslims are not terrorists, the vast majority of the world’s terrorists are Muslims.
The United States has foiled more than 60 terrorist plots since 9/11. Britain uncovers at least one major terrorist attack every year. But there are other forms of violence from Muslim culture that authorities aren’t facing.
Britain is still reeling from a scandal in which police covered up a Muslim rape gang epidemic for 10 years; one in which primarily Pakistani men made white English girls their sex slaves.
For years, British authorities tried to pretend that Muslim sex grooming gangs didn’t exist. And so the problem grew, and more young women had their lives ruined.
Muslim immigrant gangs in Britain are still so dangerous that when CBN News tried to interview rape gang victims no one would go on camera. Even their family members and friends insisted that they would be in danger if their identities or faces were shown.
A woman from northern England, who we’re calling “Christine,” told us there are areas now where young girls just can’t walk down their own streets. People are too scared to come out and say what is going on.” Continue reading this article
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama administration’s refusal to grant asylum to the Romeike family.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder filed against the family, arguing that asylum should not be granted because home schooling isn’t a fundamental right protected under religious freedom.
The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 facing criminal prosecution for home schooling. In 2010, they were granted political asylum by immigration Judge Lawrence Burman, but his decision was overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals last year.
On Tuesday, the three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit issued a unanimous decision against the family.
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike began home schooling in Germany because they didn’t want their children exposed to things like witchcraft and graphic sex education that are taught in German schools. Continue reading this article
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