I had the great honor and pleasure of interviewing Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders yesterday.
Wilders is in the United States to mark the long-awaited publication of his book, Marked for Death: Islam’s War on the West and Me, with a packed round of radio, TV and print interviews. So far, these include an in-depth interview with Glenn Beck on GBTV, and also an appearance on Fox News’ Sean Hannity show.
For the heartburn alone that Wilders’ appearance with Hannity undoubtedly caused the Saudi Dictatorship Family, a scion of whom infamously owns the second largest stake in Fox’s parent company News Corp, the Hannity spot was was worth it. As a Fox-watcher long horrified by the specter of Saudi-Islamic influence over many reputedly conservative flaghsip outlets — Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post — I have to congratulate Hannity, Fox’s biggest brand, for inviting Wilders on the show. That said, what a deeply fallen state we in America are in when a leading political affairs show host has to be patted on the back for going against the Sharia-Powers that Be and inviting arguably the most remarkable man in politics in the world — Geert Wilders — on the air.
Wilders, as most readers know, is world-famous as a proponent of free speech and as an opponent of Islamization in the Netherlands and the wider West. The two go together. They must because Islam, in keeping with its kindred totalitarian systems Communism and Nazism, is all about the erasure of free speech. For this reason alone, a prince of sharia like Alwaleed bin Talal, nephew of the King of Sharia Arabia, headquarters of the OIC, should be barred from holding stock in US media companies. While protected by the First Amendment, the media companies can hardly help being compromised by a chilling effect.
Thus, Sean Hannity has to get a pat on the back for presenting even five minutes of Wilders’ clarity and insights on the ongoing Islamization of the West to grossly under-served Fox viewers.
And what of Fox part-owner Prince Alwaleed bin Talal? Somebody, somewhere knows what his reaction to Wilders on Hannity was. I can picture him on that $500 million Airbus 380 of his, gnashing his teeth in the magnetic-Mecca-rotating prayer room, flying into Jeddah, Sharia Arabia, and rushing over to OIC headquarters, calling for action. Wilders has crossed the “red lines” again! Do something, heads of state and foreign mininsters of the umma — all of whom regularly participate in OIC, proto-caliphate activities.
Fantasy no doubt. Still, the very next day, Wilders and his book were “deplored” in a noticeably overwrought OIC statement:
May 2, 2012:
A Spokesman of the Islamophobia Observatory of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation expressed dismay on the recent publication of a book titled “Marked for Death, War against the West and Me” by his [sic] author Mr. Geert Wilders, a Dutch Parliamentarian and a self-proclaimed activist against Islam. The Spokesman reiterated that the new book is nothing but a repetition of Mr. Wilders campaign of hate mongering against Islam in abusing of his right of freedom of expression.
Watch out, America. This notion of abusing the right to freedom of expression is the latest technique to hamstring criticism of the repressions of Islam.
Suffice it to say that his activities have been denounced and disavowed by the Dutch Government, Dutch Parliament, the European Parliament as well as the Council of Europe.
Meanwhile, the Dutch people have made Wilders’ party the third-largest in the country even as all of Islam, as represented by the sharia-guided OIC, the largest voting bloc inside the UN, singles him out for condemnation.