Australia Welcomes Jihadist, Blocks Geert Wilders


Is it any wonder that the Sydney Mohammed riots happened when a disgrace like this is the order of the day?

Geert Wilders, the Dutch MP who frequently warns about the dangers of Islamic radicalism, has applied for a visa to visit and give speeches in Australia, but the application has stalled. The official reason for the delay is that Wilders is on the Movement Alert List, a database of people of security concern to the Australian government. It means that his application is being held up at the Department of Immigration headquarters in Canberra while more thorough security checks are done.

As if to underscore the politically correct calculations delaying Wilders’ visa application, the governing Australian Labour Party swiftly approved a visa for Taji Mustafa, the British head of the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, a group notorious for religious intolerance, disdain for Western values and sympathy for jihad. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she would not be revoking Mustafa’s visa and that Hizb ut-Tahrir was not on the government’s list of proscribed terrorist groups.

But you see Geert Wilders’ visit would upset Muslims who might riot, while Taji Mustafa’s visit might also get Muslims to riot, but on the other hand it might also finally convince them how much Australia loves them.

When appeasers rule, they instinctively appease and if appeasement doesn’t work, then they appease harder. After Sydney, Gillard has ladled on some faux tough talk.

”It is the meeting place of rights and responsibilities where the right to maintain one’s customs, language and religion is balanced by an equal responsibility to learn English, find work, respect our culture and heritage, and accept women as full equals,” Ms Gillard said. ”Where there is non-negotiable respect for our foundational values of democracy and the rule of law, and any differences we hold are expressed peacefully.”

But as the bull said to the turkey, “That’s all well good, but what are you going to do about it?”

We’ve heard this same empty tough talk from Sarkozy and it cost him the election. We heard some of the same tough talk from Cameron and it went nowhere. Tough talk doesn’t matter, tough actions do. And welcoming in Geert Wilders while giving Mustafa the boot would at least count for something.

  • Coptic John

    That's the exact mentality of the Dhimmis, one day your kids will curse you for not standing for freedom values and handing their countries to those savages and bow to Islam … look what they've done to the old civilizations they invaded and how they turned them into pathetic countries " those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it "
    Go Wilder and don't back down and remember " Telling the truth has left me no friend "

  • RUI

    I don't know who said it that "History doesn't repeat itself, but boy (!) does it rhyme!"
    I wonder if Australia is preparing itself to become the Sweden of the South Hemisphere.

    • jemaasjr

      Mark Twain

      • PGW

        George Santyana….

        • jemaasjr

          George Santyana…. You are probably thinking of, "Those who do not know their history are condemned to relive it." (Or something like that.)

  • MARCELLO NOCITO

    MR. ABBOTT, IT IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT TO TAKE PLACE IN AUSTRALIA!

  • Chace Erceg

    Notice that if people slam unwarranted slurs at christianity or even rationally criticise it, they are considered progressive. However when it comes to Islam you are nowadays considered an Islamaphobe. In the name of free speech let Geert Wilders in. I couldnt care less about any religious sensitivities at the expense of freedom of expression. If Muslims and those sympathetic to them hate Geert Wilders so much then simply dont go to his talks, read his books or watch his film. You have the choice not to listen to him not the choice to stop others.

  • Roy thompson

    Most western countries are very stupid and passive about the dangers of radical islam, when they are going to learn..it is already late…only hours left for them. Act now or never be able to.

  • Paulie

    Here in Sydney, we've had a problem with mostly Lebanese Muslims in the western part of the city for over 20 years. There has also been a slew of gun crimes, drive-bys and kneecappings involving this ethno-religious group.

    We had a policy in the late seventies by the Fraser government termed the 'Lebanon concession' whereby a large number of Lebanese were admitted without the proper checks. This has come back to bite us.

    The tide in public opinion (not that many polling orgs would countenance it) is turning but it will be too late to stop the rot.

    However, most Australians are still in denial and follow the establishment's line that multiculturalism is working. We seem to think that the problems Europe are having are specific to their 'integration' policies. Like critics of Islam anywhere in the western world, the ones here are derided as being racist.

  • jamie cordon.

    So the Mufti's of Islam in Australia can denigrate us, just go to a Lakema mosque, or remember the statement about women and cat's meat. But this democratic country of Australia has a problem with a objector to the violence of Islam and the authorities think about stopping him from entering the country – how about we stop the haters of our Australian culture from entering the country.

  • Mitch

    In one of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's books she states that our only hope is for the Christian churches, both Roman Catholic and Protestant to promote Christianity in the same way as Muslin is promoted. But of course this will never happen so there is no hope.

  • Reno

    What is this? Geert Wilders wants to promote free speech and our Government objects to him coming here? We already have free speech in this country. Muslims use our democratic right to demonstrate, holding up slogans: To hell with democracy! While this makes a mockery of our democracy, it is free speech. It can;t get any freer.