Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician who is the founder and the current leader of the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, has been invited to a major demonstration to be held in London next week, and will be joining the protest against the incarceration of activist Tommy Robinson.
Wilders, who is on the death list of several Islamic organizations, has lived under police protection for almost fourteen years. Though it was overturned, nine years ago UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith placed a ban on Wilders to keep him from entering the country, labelling him an “undesirable person.” Wilders said the British government deemed him a danger to public security. “The elites all over Western Europe fear the wrath of Islam,” Wilders said.
Tommy Robinson’s arrest took place on May 25 outside Leeds Crown Court as he was broadcasting details of a trial subject to reporting restrictions. Robinson was sentenced to 13 months within 5 hours.
“The judge ordered a media ban on his arrest and imprisonment, even forcing British publications to delete their articles about the case,” Wilders said. “Such measures are common practice in North Korea and Saudi Arabia. It is sad to see how Britain, the cradle of Western democracy and the rule of law, is fast descending into tyranny.”
Wilders pointed out even those who do not defend Robinson’s actions are appalled by the hypocrisy surrounding the case.
“Robinson was arrested for ‘breaching of the peace’ and convicted for ‘contempt of court,’ because he was reporting about an Islamic grooming gang of 29 suspects, who are suspected of dozens of rapes, including of children,” Wilders said. “The case is similar to an earlier case in Rotherham where Pakistani and Afghani gangs abused more than 1,400 children and girls, but the authorities ignored the victims because of what a damning official report later called ‘misplaced political correctness’.”
Image: Geert Wilders / Photo by Wouter Engler, Wikimedia Commons