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March 30, 2008

A Sad Week for Freedom of Speech

Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders published the film Fitna on liveleak.com. This film is critical of Islam yet is was created from excepts of the Koran and from speeches by Islamic clerics.

In the West we have freedom of speech except when it comes to Islam. Islamic zealots have no compunction in threatening death to anyone who criticizes Islam and they have no compunction in carrying out these threats while our Western police forces look on instead of acting as an effective deterrent to this terrorism. Violence and the threat of violence are effectively shutting down our freedom of speech. liveleak.com felt threatened enough to remove the film Fitna and they gave the following explanation:

The film Fitna removed under threat

Europe has a sad history of appeasement and yet they seem to learn nothing from their own history. They feel that it is better to be individually safe even at the cost of their collective liberty. History has show that evil does not go away on its own, it has to be driven away with "Sweat, blood and tears."

Fortunately not everyone is caving in. Here is a most outspoken video about the state of Islam in Europe and the cowardice shown by Europeans in the face of Islam even when they know full well that Islam intends to destroy Europe as we know it.

Pat Condell: A brave voice speaks out!

Denny Schlesinger

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