And prepare against them whatever you are able of force and cavalry by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy.” Koran 8:60
The following words—uttered by Geert Wilders in New York seven years ago and seven years after 9/11—are still prescient. It was during the event that Wilders spoke these words that Wilders announced his 17-minute movie, Fitna (a link to this movie is provided), which should be required viewing for all Americans, for it speaks the truth about Islam. Wilders is, indeed, a modern-day Paul Revere who cries out his warning for all to hear: “The Jihadists are coming!” Indeed, many are here already, and there are more on the way.
“Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom; it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard-won liberty to Europe’s children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.
“This is not the first time our civilization is under threat. We have seen dangers before. We have been betrayed by our elites before. They have sided with our enemies before. And yet, then, freedom prevailed.
“These are not times in which to take lessons from appeasement, capitulation, giving away, giving up or giving in. These are not times in which to draw lessons from Mr. Chamberlain. These are times calling us to draw lessons from Mr. Churchill and the words he spoke in 1942:
“Never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
A Note about Geert Wilders
In 2010-2011, Geert Wilders was tried in the Netherlands on five counts of inciting racial hatred over his anti-Islamic public pronouncements. (Wilders’ 17-minute film, Fitna, which tells the truth about Islam was highly controversial.) He was acquitted of all charges on June 23rd, 2011.