Can you imagine making a short video documentary, knowing that it would result in over a billion people wanting to personally kill you? Most people in their right minds wouldn't attempt such a suicidal project. But, Geert Wilders, a Dutch lawmaker, has. The final production is called Fitna.
Israel Today reports in their article "There is no 'moderate' Islam, Dutch lawmaker tells Israelis" by Ryan Jones (Dec. 15, 2008) why Wilders has produced such an explosive movie and who would take offense at it.
Because of his great concern for the islamisation of his native Holland and the rest of Europe, Wilders put together a roughly 17 minute documentary as a warning that should Islamic law become the law of every land, Islam would dominate the world. All non-Muslims would be killed instantly, women would lose all freedoms and face mutilations, honor killings would occur every day, little children would be raised to hate, and there would be a mosque on every corner enforcing sharia law. Wilders video demonstrates how Holland, Europe and then the whole world would have to live under such an oppressive Islamic system.
Wilders produced this video solely by piecing together passages from the Koran, speeches by Muslim clerics, footage of Muslim terrorist attacks, and the cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad with his turban as a bomb that caused such a violent reaction within the Muslim world. And, like the reaction to the cartoon, Islamic reaction to his video has been equally as strong. Wilders has earned an avalanche of death threats from angry Muslims and condemnation from his own government and even the United Nations.
Wilders attended a conference that dealt with radical Islam in Jerusalem in December 2008. At that conference in his speech, Wilders warned that Israel and its Western allies strategy of "building a policy based on the myth of 'moderate' Islam is a recipe for ultimate defeat." To Wilders, there is no moderate or peaceful Islam, and that because of the tenets of the Koran all Muslims desire world domination.
Is he correct? Is Islam really not a religion of peace that co-exist with other religions? The article answers those questions by reporting that Wilders went on to criticize Europe and America for failing to realize the threat posed by Islam in general, and not just the smaller number of violent jihadists that most Western leaders insist comprise the whole of the problem.
"The Islamic ideology does not seek cooperation or assimilation but aims for submission and dominance over non-Muslims. There is no moderate Islam, there will never be a moderate Islam. There might be moderate people who call themselves Muslim, but there is no moderate Islam." Moderate Islam, Wilders explained, will not pick up a sword in their pursuit of world domination, but "quietly work to accomplish via demographic changes and cynical use of Western legal and political systems."
The statistics Wilder uses proves his point. In Holland, the Muslim population went from 54 in 1901 to 944,000 in 2004. In Europe, statistics show the Muslim population has risen to 54 million Muslims. What the sword hasn't achieved in conquering a land, mass immigration certainly has. Europe faces very soon becoming Eurasia. North America isn't that far behind.
Wilders went on to thank Israel on behalf of the rest of the Judeo-Christian world for being on the frontline of Islamic aggression. "If there would have been no Israel, Islamic imperialism would have found other places to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Therefore, the war against Israel is not a war against Israel. It is a war against the West. It is jihad... Thanks to Israeli parents who see their children go off to join the army and lie awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and have pleasant dreams, unaware of the dangers looming."
Signs of the End Times
A society that tolerates all ideas but biblical laws and morality loses its ability to discern right from wrong. It then loses the courage to fight for a cause, because it has lost any cause other than self-fulfillment. As Europe is proving by accepting their Muslim conquerors with open arms, the Western hemisphere is in no better shape mentally to stand up to such an absolute ideology. If the free world does not return to its Judeo-Christian values, it will be conquered by Islam.
Like Geert Wilders' expression of thanks imparted, though, God for His own purposes has set up Israel to stand as the ramparts against Islamic conquest, allowing the West to not become overrun in these last days before His soon return. Should we continue to appease Islam by sacrificing our support of Israel, though, God will most certainly remove His restraint.