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Europe is currently suffering through a plague - the disease? Bendurnea (prounounced bend-your-knee-a). Bendurnea is a medical condition that slowly eats away at one's spine in the face of Muslim threats which in turn causes the body to lean precipitously forward until the knees can no longer support the weight of the collective guilt of being intolerant toward a religion causing them to buckle under the pressure. The end-stage of Bendurnea disease is the complete failure of the knees to hold the body up and one is forced to spend the rest of one's life in a position of supplication and humiliating submission.
The manifestation of this dread illness was displayed symptomatically a few days ago in the UK when Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, who was invited to deliver a speech and show his film Fitna at the House of Lords on 12 Feb 2009 was instead detained by UK immigration officials at London Heathrow airport and sent back to the Netherlands because he was deemed a risk to "public security."
It should be noted that begging is illegal in Britain since the passing of the Vagrancy Act of 1824 and so this has presented some difficulty to British bobbies who are unable to distinguish current sufferers of Bendurnea from ordinary panhandlers, especially those who lie on the ground groveling for pence.
Below please find the text of the address that was never delivered (from Het Vrije Volk):
Geert Wilders’ speech in House of Lords (if he had not been banned from the United Kingdom)
London, Feb. 12, 2009
“Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much.
Thank you for inviting me. Thank you Lord Pearson and Lady Cox for showing Fitna, and for your gracious invitation. While others look away, you, seem to understand the true tradition of your country, and a flag that still stands for freedom.
This is no ordinary place. This is not just one of England’s tourist attractions. This is a sacred place. This is the mother of all Parliaments, and I am deeply humbled to speak before you.
The Houses of Parliament is where Winston Churchill stood firm, and warned – all throughout the 1930’s – for the dangers looming. Most of the time he stood alone.
In 1982 President Reagan came to the House of Commons, where he did a speech very few people liked. Reagan called upon the West to reject communism and defend freedom. He introduced a phrase: ‘evil empire’. Reagan’s speech stands out as a clarion call to preserve our liberties. I quote: If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.
What Reagan meant is that you cannot run away from history, you cannot escape the dangers of ideologies that are out to destroy you. Denial is no option.
Communism was indeed left on the ash heap of history, just as Reagan predicted in his speech in the House of Commons. He lived to see the Berlin Wall coming down, just as Churchill witnessed the implosion of national-socialism.
Today, I come before you to warn of another great threat. It is called Islam. It poses as a religion, but its goals are very worldly: world domination, holy war, sharia law, the end of the separation of church and state, the end of democracy. It is not a religion, it is a political ideology. It demands your respect, but has no respect for you.
There might be moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam. Islam will never change, because it is build on two rocks that are forever, two fundamental beliefs that will never change, and will never go away. First, there is Qur'an, Allah’s personal word, uncreated, forever, with orders that need to be fulfilled regardless of place or time. And second, there is al-insal al-kamil, the perfect man, Muhammad the role model, whose deeds are to be imitated by all Muslims. And since Muhammad was a warlord and a conqueror we know what to expect.
Islam means submission, so there cannot be any mistake about it’s goal. That’s a given. The question is whether the British people, with its glorious past, is longing for that submission.
We see Islam taking off in the West at an incredible speed. The United Kingdom has seen a rapid growth of the number of Muslims. Over the last ten years, the Muslim population has grown ten times as fast as the rest of society. This has put an enormous pressure on society. Thanks to British politicians who have forgotten about Winston Churchill, the English now have taken the path of least resistance. They give up. They give in.
Thank you very much for letting me into the country. I received a letter from the Secretary of State for the Home Department, kindly disinviting me. I would threaten community relations, and therefore public security in the UK, the letter stated.
For a moment I feared that I would be refused entrance. But I was confident the British government would never sacrifice free speech because of fear of Islam. Britannia rules the waves, and Islam will never rule Britain, so I was confident the Border Agency would let me through. And after all, you have invited stranger creatures than me. Two years ago the House of Commons welcomed Mahmoud Suliman Ahmed Abu Rideh, linked to Al Qaeda. He was invited to Westminster by Lord Ahmed, who met him at Regent’s Park mosque three weeks before. Mr. Rideh, suspected of being a money man for terror groups, was given a SECURITY sticker for his Parliamentary visit.
Well, if you let in this man, than an elected politician from a fellow EU country surely is welcome here too. By letting me speak today you show that Mr Churchill’s spirit is still very much alive. And you prove that the European Union truly is working; the free movement of persons is still one of the pillars of the European project.
But there is still much work to be done. Britain seems to have become a country ruled by fear. A country where civil servants cancel Christmas celebrations to please Muslims. A country where Sharia Courts are part of the legal system. A country where Islamic organizations asked to stop the commemoration of the Holocaust. A country where a primary school cancels a Christmas nativity play because it interfered with an Islamic festival. A country where a school removes the words Christmas and Easter from their calendar so as not to offend Muslims. A country where a teacher punishes two students for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class. A country where elected members of a town council are told not to eat during daylight hours in town hall meetings during the Ramadan. A country that excels in its hatred of Israel, still the only democracy in the Middle-East. A country whose capitol [sic - capital] is becoming ‘Londonistan’.
I would not qualify myself as a free man. Four and a half years ago I lost my freedom. I am under guard permanently, courtesy to those who prefer violence to debate. But for the leftist fan club of islam, that is not enough. They started a legal procedure against me. Three weeks ago the Amsterdam Court of Appeal ordered my criminal prosecution for making ‘Fitna’ and for my views on Islam. I committed what George Orwell called a ‘thought crime’.
You might have seen my name on Fitna’s credit role, but I am not really responsible for that movie. It was made for me. It was actually produced by Muslim extremists, the Qur'an and Islam itself. If Fitna is considered ‘hate speech’, then how would the Court qualify the Qur'an, with all it’s calls for violence, and hatred against women and Jews?
Mr. Churchill himself compared the Qur'an to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Well, I did exactly the same, and that is what they are prosecuting me for. I wonder if the UK ever put Mr. Churchill on trial.
The Court’s decision and the letter I received form the Secretary of State for the Home Department are two major victories for all those who detest freedom of speech. They are doing Islam’s dirty work. Sharia by proxy. The differences between Saudi-Arabia and Jordan on one hand and Holland and Britain are blurring. Europe is now on the fast track of becoming Eurabia. That is apparently the price we have to pay for the project of mass immigration, and the multicultural project.
Ladies and gentlemen, the dearest of our many freedoms is under attack. In Europe, freedom of speech is no longer a given. What we once considered a natural component of our existence is now something we again have to fight for. That is what is at stake. Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most pressing issue. The question is: Will free speech be put behind bars? We have to defend freedom of speech.
For the generation of my parents the word ‘London’ is synonymous with hope and freedom. When my country was occupied by the national-socialists the BBC offered a daily glimpse of hope, in the darkness of Nazi tyranny. Millions of my country men listened to it, illegally. The words ‘This Is London’ were a symbol for a better world coming soon. If only the British and Canadian and American soldiers were here.
What will be transmitted forty years from now? Will it still be ‘This Is London’? Or will it be ‘this is Londonistan’? Will it bring us hope, or will it signal the values of Mecca and Medina? Will Britain offer submission or perseverance? Freedom or slavery?
The choice is ours.
Ladies and gentlemen,
We will never apologize for being free. We will never give in. We will never surrender. Freedom must prevail, and freedom will prevail.
Thank you very much.”
Geert Wilders MP
Chairman, Party for Freedom (PVV)
In a related display of this disease:
Please don't attack us please, UK ads to say on Pakistani TV
India Express News, 10 Feb 2009, Don't attack us please, UK ads to say on Pak TV
London: The British government will air ads on Pakistani television urging terrorists to not attack Britain.
Prominent British Muslims will star in the British Foreign Office-funded £400,000 (approximately Rs 2.9 crore)-campaign that is set to break on Pakistani television next Monday, ‘The Guardian’ reported on Tuesday.
The three-month public relations offensive, called ‘I Am the West’, will also include high-profile events in regions such as Peshawar and Mirpur, ‘The Guardian’ said. Seven in ten British Pakistanis are Mirpuris.
The campaign, the paper said, will be targeted at ‘15-25-year-old males who are less than well-educated and worldly wise, but potentially susceptible to extremist doctrines’. Nine 30-second commercials, supported by ads on radio, will be aired on PTV, Geo TV and Khyber among other channels. If the Pakistani campaign is successful, it will be extended in Egypt, Yemen and Indonesia.
The central theme of the campaign, ‘The Guardian’ said, "is to assert that there is no contradiction in being a Muslim and being British." It has four key aims, the daily reported: ‘to ensure Pakistanis realise the west is not anti-Islamic, that British society is not anti-Islam, to demonstrate the extent to which Muslims are integrated into British society and to stimulate and facilitate constructive debate on the compatibility of liberal and Muslim values’.
If only the UK had run ads in Nazi newspapers in the 1930s begging not to be attacked there would not have been any bombings against her during WWII. Oh mighty, brave, fearless Britain, how far have you fallen, how weak, how cowardly, how fearful.
Also, how silly. As pointed out by Lickyalips Blog [now defunct]:
The idea that this campaign will have any effect at all, shows precisely how out of touch the government is with realities in the Third World, and the Islamic nations in particular.
Almost all of the Islamist extremists who have either carried out terrorist atrocities in Britain, or who have been arrested for planning such acts, have been born in this country and not in the Third World.
It should be noted that this is not the first time that Geert Wilders has been banned:
Gates of Vienna, Pulling the Plug on Geert Wilders
Geert Wilders has become more aggressive in his denunciation of the Dutch government and its disastrous immigration policies. Yesterday the Netherlands’ State Television service decided that enough was enough, and pulled the plug on Mr. Wilders while he was speaking to Parliament.
The NOS [State Television] just banned Geert Wilders from their digital channel Politiek24. Less than 20 minutes Wilders was traditionally getting into stride by blasting at the Piña Colada Mafia of the Antilles, Doekle [Terpstra] the Dhimmi, and the Amsterdam left-wing upper-crust elite, when the NOS decided it was enough. So, they just pulled the plug. Sorry folks, we’ll get back to you later. Bloggers and chatterers of the political café blog GeenCommentaar were flabbergasted. Lots of complaints are flowing into the mailbox of the NOS. Well, folks, the NOS knows what is best for you.
While Muslims like to bleat that Jews run the world, control the US and the UK, one may wonder why Britain welcomes anti-Semites but not Geert Wilders.
The perceptive Flemish writer Paul Belien notes, from the Dutch-language publication Trouw, a glaring double standard in Britain's official stance: the noxious antisemite Jean Marie Le Pen is welcome into the country, but freedom fighter Geert Wilders is not.