America as the Last Man Standing
Geert Wilders is a Dutch Member of
Here is the speech of Geert Wilders,
Chairman, Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons, New
York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing
Jihad Conference in Jerusalem..
Thank you very much for inviting me.
I come to America with a mission. All
is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and
it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages
of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present
danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the
sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of
Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.
First I will describe the situation on
the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To
close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.
The Europe you know is changing.
You have probably seen the landmarks.
But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your
tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the
parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.
All throughout Europe a new reality is
rising: entireMuslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people
reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This
goes for the police as well. It's the world of head scarves, where women
walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of
children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three
steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners. The shops have signs
you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic
activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics.
These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city
across Europe. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of
increasingly larger portions of Europe, streetby street, neighborhood by
neighborhood, city by city.
There are now thousands of mosques
throughout Europe.With larger congregations than there are in churches.
And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that
will dwarfevery church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.
Many European cities are already
one-quarter Muslim: justtake Amsterdam, Marseille and Malmo in Sweden.
In many cities themajority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris
is nowsurrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the
mostpopular name among boys in many cities.
In some elementary schools in
Amsterdam the farm can nolonger be mentioned, because that would also
mean mentioning the pig,and that would be an insult to Muslims.
Many state schools in Belgium and
Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam
gays are beaten upalmost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women
routinely hear,'whore, whore.' Satellite dishes are not pointed to local
TVstations, but to stations in the country of origin.
In France school teachers are advised
to avoid authorsdeemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and
Diderot; the sameis increasingly true of Darwin. The history of the
Holocaust can nolonger be taught because of Muslim sensitivity.
In England sharia courts are now
officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods in
France are no-go areas forwomen without head scarves. Last week a man
almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels, because he was
drinking during theRamadan.
Jews are fleeing France in record
numbers, on the run forthe worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War
II. French is nowcommonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya,
Israel. Icould go on forever with stories like this. Stories about
A total of fifty-four million Muslims
now live in Europe.San Diego University recently calculated that a
staggering 25 percentof the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12
years from now.Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end
Now these are just numbers. And the
numbers would not bethreatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong
desire toassimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research
Centerreported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam
asgreater than their loyalty to France. One-third of French Muslims
donot object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social
Cohesionreported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor
of aworldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call 'respect'.
Andthis is how we give them respect. We have Muslim official
The Christian-Democratic attorney
general is willing toaccept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a
Muslim majority. Wehave cabinet members with passports from Morocco and
Muslim demands are supported by
unlawful behavior, rangingfrom petty crimes and random violence, for
example against ambulanceworkers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots.
Paris has seen itsuprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. I
call theperpetrators 'settlers'. Because that is what they are. They do
notcome to integrate into our societies; they come to integrate
oursociety into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.
Much of this street violence I
mentioned is directedexclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many
native people to leavetheir neighborhoods, their cities, their
countries. Moreover, Muslimsare now a swing vote not to be ignored.
The second thing you need to know is
the importance ofMohammed the prophet. His behavior is an example to all
Muslims andcannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of
peace, letus say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there
would beno problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a
pedophile,and had several marriages - at the same time. Islamic
tradition tellsus how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies
murdered and evenhad prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself
slaughtered theJewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. If it is good for Islam, it
is good.If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.
Let no one fool you about Islam being
a religion. Sure,it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in
its essenceIslam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down
detailedrules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants
todictate every aspect of life. Islam means 'submission'. Islam is
notcompatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is
sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it tocommunism
or national-socialism, these are all totalitarianideologies.
Now you know why Winston Churchill
called Islam 'the mostretrograde force in the world', and why he
compared Mein Kampf to theQuran. The public has wholeheartedly accepted
the Palestiniannarrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I have lived
in thiscountry and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel.
First,because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of
exile upto and including Auschwitz, second because it is a democracy,
andthird because Israel is our first line of defense.
This tiny country is situated on the
fault line of jihad,frustrating Islam's territorial advance. Israel is
facing the frontlines of jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines,
SouthernThailand, Darfur in Sudan, Lebanon, and Aceh in Indonesia.
Israel issimply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the Cold
The war against Israel is not a war
against Israel. It isa war against the West. It is jihad. Israel is
simply receiving theblows that are meant for all of us. If there would
have been noIsrael, Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to
releaseits energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents
whosend their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents
inEurope and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the
Many in Europe argue in favor of
abandoning Israel inorder to address the grievances of our Muslim
minorities. But ifIsrael were, God forbid, to go down, it would not
bring any solace tothe West It would not mean our Muslim minorities
would all of a suddenchange their behavior, and accept our values. On
the contrary, theend of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the
forces ofIslam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as
proofthat the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not
meanthe end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It
wouldmean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they
canget Israel, they can get everything. So-called journalists
volunteerto label any and all critics of Islamization as a 'right-wingextremists'
or 'racists'. In my country, the Netherlands, 60 percentof the
population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as thenumber one
policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percentsees Islam as
the biggest threat. Yet there is a danger greaterdanger than terrorist
attacks, the scenario of America as the last manstanding. The lights may
go out in Europe faster than you canimagine. An Islamic Europe means a
Europe without freedom anddemocracy, an economic wasteland, an
intellectual nightmare, and aloss of military might for America - as its
allies will turn intoenemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic
Europe, it wouldbe up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome,
Dear friends, liberty is the most
precious of gifts. Mygeneration never had to fight for this freedom, it
was offered to uson a silver platter, by people who fought for it with
their lives.All throughout Europe, American cemeteries remind us of the
young boyswho never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My
generationdoes not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We
can onlyhand over this hard won liberty to Europe's children in the same
statein which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with
mullahsand imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We
cannotsquander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.