Saturday 24 January 2009


How well or badly are our country’s troops treated by government? Are they properly equipped for the duties they are given? Apart from the enemies chosen for them by Her Majesty’s Government, what institutions and groups are making service lives harder? How wisely or otherwise are they deployed to protect us and our country and its traditions our freedoms?

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

Oppose the Defence Training Review .

Oppose foreign rapists and expose the breeding-ground of jihadist terrorism.

Defence of the realm - the blog.

What if, in the middle of a war, the government decided to ban information about the aggressors' motivations being discussed in public - or even mentioned? What if our allies decided to prosecute an elected politician for describing who and what our common assailant wanted and what they are doing?

Geert Wilders is being prosecuted by the Dutch courts for words and film critical of Islam and Islamism. It seems he thinks that these events are neither coincidences nor the product solely of Western foreign policy.

From Wikipedia: Attempts to prosecute Wilders under Dutch anti-hate speech laws in June 2008 failed, with the public prosecutor's office stating that Wilders' comments contributed to the debate on Islam in Dutch society and also had been made outside parliament. The office released a statement reading: “That comments are hurtful and offensive for a large number of Muslims does not mean that they are punishable. Freedom of expression fulfils an essential role in public debate in a democratic society. That means that offensive comments can be made in a political debate.”

Wilders has called for the banning of Islamic books while simultaneously arguing for his own personal freedom of speech, so he’s hardly what you’d call a free speech purist.

However, on 21 January 2009, a three judge court ordered prosecutors to try him. Their statement argued that "In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to... draw a clear line" and that "The court also considers appropriate criminal prosecution for insulting Muslim worshippers because of comparisons between Islam and Nazism made by Wilders". If convicted, he may get 16 months of jail time and a fine of 9866.67 Euros.

Threats made by this man have recently prevented his film Fitna being shown in the House of Lords.

Whatever you think of the man and his message he is not only being censored by over mighty government here and abroad; he is under threat of imprisonment for stating his honest opinion. And all this in the middle of a war against the West being led by co-religionists of some of his harshest critics.If freedom of speech has a motto it must surely be; ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ It’s one of the things that make our culture and our country so good. Support him or learn more here.

It gets worse.
The heirs of Churchill and Atlee have decided that the legally elected Dutch MP Geert Wilders may not enter our country for fear that 'his words' will cause violence.
Something tells me it won't be any Dutchman causing violence when Fitna is shown.
It gets better.
There is a central blog for those who would support him, support freedom of speech, and freedom in general against the Islamist intimidation here.


Some people seem to think that political Islam poses some kind of cultural and security threat to our country and the West in general.
The Anti-Islamist Coalition publicises the political, military and cultural effects which the religion of Peace is having on our civilisation. Read about their work here.



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