John R. Houk
© December 12, 2013
Geert Wilders is a truth-teller about the inherent nefariousness of Islam. While Muslim Apologists shout from the roof tops that Islam is peace, all you have to do is watch a TV news report to hear about Muslims rioting in the streets because their prophet or their deity was insulted by the kafir; i.e. the infidel or non-Muslim.
Recently Pope Francis released his Apostolic Exhortation entitled Evangelii Gaudium (Latin for The Joy of the Gospel). The exhortation caused a bit of a stir among Conservative Americans (expletive warning in the Gawker link) because the Pope criticized Capitalism in favor of Left Wing neo-Marxist concepts of Social Justice (meaning rob from the rich to give to the poor or as President Obama says, “spread the wealth among everybody”). I have read some Conservatives come to the Pope’s defense about his comments on Capitalism, regardless of how you interpret the Pope’s stand on Capitalism that which concerns me is his exhortation pertaining to Islam.
Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalisations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence. (Quoting Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium; Pope Francis and “Authentic Islam”; Gloria.TV News Briefs; 28/11/2013 05:41:02)
It is my sense that Pope Francis has extended Christian Love unscripturally. A proper reading of the Quran makes it obvious that those we label as Radical Muslims are actually following the authentic Islam. Those Muslims that are either self-deceived or updating their faith by excluding the violence inherent in the Quran are not practicing the Islam espoused by its prophet Mohammed and at least the first thousand years of Islam’s existence.
There is an Expose Islam movement and those writers involved in exposing the real/authentic Islam are often called Counterjihadists. One such person is the Dutch politician Geert Wilders. Mr. Wilders had a bit of controversy a couple years or so ago with his views including producing an expose Islam video entitled “Fitna”. The relatively short documentary exposes the dark nature of Islam. That video got Wilders in trouble with the law in the Netherlands. He was actually prosecuted for Hate-Speech for doing nothing more than revealing what the actual Quran says. I was surprised and gratified when the court system in the Netherlands found Wilders not guilty. I was surprised because all of Europe has been so into multicultural political correctness that offending Islam with the truth is considered Hate-Speech and is prosecuted.
In true Counterjihad style Geert Wilders took a public stand against the portion of Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium which in an act of dhimmitude says that “authentic” Islam is against violence. The public stand came in the form of an open letter to the Pope. I am completely supportive the Wilders open letter. Even though it is not politically correct the open letter sets the Pope straight from the Quran and Sunna.
Open letter to his Holiness Pope Francis
By Geert Wilders
06 December 2013 16:57
Your Holiness, In your recent exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (Paragraphs 247-248) you draw the world’s attention to the indebtedness of Christianity to the Jews and their faith. The exhortation also contains a sharp condemnation of the terrible persecutions which the Jews have endured from Christians in the past.
Your words are words which might inspire many.
Unfortunately, they are in sharp contrast to the expressions of hatred which were voiced last October by the spiritual leader of Sunni Islam, Ahmad Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar Institute in Cairo.
During an interview, aired on Egyptian television on October 25, Grand Imam Ahmad Al-Tayeb reaffirmed the relevance of Koranic verse 5:82, which states that of all people the Christians are closest to the Muslims, while the Jews are strongest in enmity towards them. This verse has inspired centuries of Islamic hatred of Jews.
Al-Tayeb’s invocation of Koranic Jew-hatred is in line with fourteen centuries of Islamic teaching. Grand Imam Al-Tayeb’s predecessor at Al-Azhar, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, even wrote a book, entitled The Children of Israel in the Koran and the Sunna, in defense of Jew-hatred based on Koranic teachings.
The current suffering of Christians from Islamic persecution in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, and so many other countries, clearly indicates what Christians have to endure from the followers of the Koran. What atheists and Jews, who are considered the worst enemies, have to endure from Islam is even worse.In your exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (paragraphs 252-253) you state that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”
Reality does not confirm this statement.
The Koran is full of bellicose and hate-mongering verses against non-Muslims. Your Holiness will be able to find them if he reads the Koran, but I will name just a few:
2:191-193: “And slay them wherever you come upon them, […] Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s.”
4:89: “If they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.”
5:33: “This is the recompense of those who fight against Allah and His Messenger, […]: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land.”
8:60: “Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to terrify thereby the enemy of Allah and your enemy.”
9:5: “When the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush.”
9:29: “Fight those who believe not in Allah.”
9:30: “The Christians call Christ the son of God. That is a saying from their mouth; they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them.”
9:123: “O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you; and let them find in you a harshness; and know that Allah is with the godfearing.”
47:4: “When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks.”
I hope that the Holy Father will help us defend the West’s Judeo-Christian and humanistic civilization, to which even atheists and agnostics owe their freedom and democracy.
Nothing will be gained by a refusal to face reality.
We must speak the truth about Islam — the largest threat to mankind in this present age.
Member of the Dutch Parliament
Leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV)
Geert Wilders, Pope Francis and Authentic Islam
John R. Houk
© December 12, 2013
Open letter to his Holiness Pope Francis
About Geert Wilders
Geert Wilders is a member of the Dutch parliament and the head of its third largest party, the Party of Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid or PVV). He was criminally charged, and stood trial, for remarks he made that were critical of Islam. Wilders was acquitted of all charges on June 23, 2011.
Wilders is an outspoken critic of what he sees as an Islamist threat to Holland’s tolerant culture. In 2008, he released a documentary film, called Fitna (Arabic for “strife”), that juxtaposed violent passages from the Qur’an with video of imams advocating violence and footage of Islamist terrorism. Soon after the film’s release, a radical Dutch imam who appeared in it sued Wilders for “hurt feelings,” claiming 55,000 euros in damages. Meanwhile, the Jordanian government has requested that Holland extradite Wilders to stand trial for blasphemy, a capital offense under Islamic (Shari’ah) law.
In June 2010, Wilders’ party, the PVV, a libertarian and mainstream conservative party he founded in 2004, won 24 of the 150 seats in the Dutch legislature—an enormous feat, especially given that the PVV is the only party in Holland to refuse state subsidies.
Wilders has tapped into genuine concerns surrounding his country’s Muslim minority—without appealing to nativist, neo-fascist, or anti-Semitic sentiments. Nevertheless, he has been subjected to a full-on assault, spearheaded and supported by: (1) people seeking to suppress critical expression about Islam-related matters, and (2) people seeking to restrict political debate in the name of multiculturalism and political correctness. A stalwart defender of free speech in the face of such attacks, Wilders was nominated for the European Parliament’s 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in July 2010.
Until his recent acquittal, Wilders’ stature as one of Holland’s leading and most popular politicians did not protect him. On the contrary, Dutch hate speech laws may have served as a potent tool for his political adversaries.
Indeed, the case against Wilders arose after several leftist and Islamic organizations sought his … READ THE REST (Profile from The Legal Project)