During his speech yesterday on Accounting Day Geert Wilders, who will be prosecuted for "Hate Speech" against Islam vowed to stick to his guns:
Chairman, I repeat: Islam is a totalitarian ideology, the number one threat to our Freedom. This government looks at the ceiling and wishes the problems will just leave of their own account. But I, I will not remain silent, nor falter. Not for a hundred thousand death threats, not for Al-Qaida, not for the Minister of Justice and certainly not for the political show trial which is awaiting me.
Mr. Geert Wilders is on a collision course with the Political, Bureaucratic and Judiciary elite. He has the power of his convictions and this makes it very difficult for his opponents to touch him.
Most observers are aware that the assault on Mr. Wilders only enhances his popularity and delegitimize those who try to damage him.
Even so, not everybody who opposes Islam in The Netherlands has the strength of conviction Mr. Wilders has. It will set a precedent if Mr. Wilders is convicted and goes to jail. It will become easier to punish others who critisize Islam. There is a long drive through the night ahead for those who love The Netherlands and Western Civilization.