Daniel Pipes: Why I Stand with Geert Wilders – National Review Online

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Who is the most important European alive today? I nominate the Dutch politician Geert Wilders. I do so because he is best placed to deal with the Islamic challenge facing the continent. He has the potential to emerge as a world-historical figure.

That Islamic challenge consists of two components: on the one hand, an indigenous population’s withering Christian faith, inadequate birthrate, and cultural diffidence, and on the other an influx of devout, prolific, and culturally assertive Muslim immigrants. This fast-moving situation raises profound questions about Europe: Will it retain its historic civilization or become a majority-Muslim continent living under Islamic law (the Shari’a)?

Wilders, 46, founder and head of the Party for Freedom (PVV), is the unrivaled leader of those Europeans who wish to retain their historic identity. That’s because he and the PVV differ from most of Europe’s other nationalist, anti-immigrant parties.

via Why I Stand with Geert Wilders by Daniel Pipes on National Review Online.

  • Truthtriumphs

    You write that you respect Islam— your problem is with the Islamists.

    You say that you respect Islam, but you abhor the Islamists.
    With respect, I think you have the problem back to front.

    The problem is Islam itself— a violent, mysogynistic, supremacist, homophobic, backward death cult, originating in the 7th. century, to which it should be consigned.
    How can you respect a religion or idea which holds the death penalty for apostasy, and has no room for the "other"?
    As has been attested by experts on the religion, there is no moderate or extreme Islam, but only Islam.
    It is the religion and Koran which is the inspiration for the Islamists, and has the tacit approval of a wide swathe of Muslims.

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    Wilders, 46, founder and head of the Party for Freedom (PVV), is the unrivaled leader of those Europeans who wish to retain their historic identity. That’s because he and the PVV differ from most of Europe’s other nationalist, anti-immigrant parties.

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    As has been attested by experts on the religion, there is no moderate or extreme Islam, but only Islam.