Murfreesboro Masjid Update |Tennessee: protestors oppose Wilders film
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Haqq
Dutch MP is notorious for his anti-Islam, anti-Muslim activism. Indeed he has been very active this past few years, with three events standing out the most, and with a few “films” under his belt. If you all remember, Wilders was deported back to the Netherlands back in 2009 after attempting to show his ridiculous film “Fitna” in Great Britain .
Dutch MP Geert Wilders deported after flying to Britain to show anti-Islamic film
A controversial Dutch politician has been sent back to Holland after trying to enter Britain to show his anti-Muslim film in the House of Lords.
By Christopher Hope, John Bingham and Bruno Waterfield
4:25PM GMT 12 Feb 2009
Geert Wilders had been invited to Westminster to show his 17-minute film Fitna, which criticises the Koran as a “fascist book”, by a member of the House of Lords.
But on Tuesday Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary refused Mr Wilders entry because his opinions “would threaten community security and therefore public security” in the UK.
Mr Wilders went ahead with his trip anyway, and flew from Amsterdam to London on a British Midland flight.
When he arrived at Heathrow airport he was met by two plain clothed officers from the UK Border Agency.
As he was being led away, Mr Wilders said: “I am not nervous but is this how Great Britain welcomes a democrat?”
[Just as we will be reviewing Islamophobic books, we will be reviewing and deconstructing Islamophobic films, so please send us any copies of books or films you may have, or links to free download of these materials, as we refuse to pay for anti-Muslim propaganda].
Earlier this year this Islamophobic politician was invited to the U.S. to speak at an Evangelical Megachurch. Read the article here.
Now, “A Warning to America,” another Islamophobic nonsense film by Geert Wilders, was shown in the county commission chambers, meaning that this “film” was shown in a government building in the United States. DVDs of the film were also available for purchase at the event.
COOKEVILLE — A crowd of more than 100 peaceful protestors gathered outside the courthouse last night with signs saying “We love Muslims” and “All religions believe in justice,” among many others, showing their opposition to the Tennessee Freedom Coalition’s showing of what they call a highly controversial film about the Islamic religion.
“A Warning to America,” by Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician who has spoken out against Islam, was shown in the county commission chambers last night. DVDs of the film were also available for purchase at the event.
“We’re here to voice another side,” Pat Handlson, minister of Cookeville First Presbyterian Church and event organizer said. “I think it’s sad there’s been such negativity surrounding the Murfreesboro mosque.”
Wilders, according to Rachel Welch, organizer of the film showing and vice-chair of the Putnam County Republican Party, has been under persecution in his country for hate speech and speaking out against Shariah law. “This is certainly not a hate film,” Welch said. “It’s about facts and Islam being a political ideology shrouded in a religion.”
Very few confrontations between the two sides were reported and both Welch and Handlson were pleased with how peaceful it was.
“I just wanted everyone here to be a witness to this event,” Handlson continued. “To be a witness to love your God and love your neighbor. We all can co-exist.” Handlson is concerned about this film being shown locally because Cookeville is home to a large group of Saudi Muslims.
Wilders is best known for his criticism of Islam, summing up his views by saying, “I don’t hate Muslims, I hate Islam”. Although identifying Islamic extremists as 5–15% of Muslims,he argues that “there is no such thing as ‘moderate Islam'” and that the “Koran also states that Muslims who believe in only part of the Koran are in fact apostates“. He suggests that Muslims should “tear out half of the Koran if they wished to stay in the Netherlands” because it contains “terrible things” and that Muhammad would “… in these days be hunted down as a terrorist”.
Listen to the eerily Anders Breivik-like rhetoric of this so called defender of Judaeo-Christian, Secular Humanist Western Civilization