Bare Naked Islam posted a video clip of Geert Wilders addressing the judicial panel of his retrial. The video is in Dutch with English sub titles.In this speech, Wilders asserts that the light of Western Civilization is being snuffed out by Islamization. He also drives home the issue of freedom of expression.
"The lights are going out slowly all over Europe. All over the continent where our culture flourished and where man created freedom, prosperity and civilization. the foundation of the West is under attack everywhere. All over Europe the elites are acting as the protectors of an ideology that has been bent on destroying us four fourteen centuries. An ideology that has sprung from the desert and that can produce only deserts because it does not give people freedom. The Islamic Mozart, the Islamic Gerard Reve, the Islamic Bill Gates; they do not exist because without freedom there is no creativity. With everything in me I believe the ideology of Islam is especially noted for killing and oppression and can only produce societies that are b ackwaqrd and impoverished. Surprisingly, the elites do not want to hear any criticism of this ideology. My trial is not an isolated incident. Only fools believe it is. All over Europe multicultural elites are waging total war against their populations.Their goal is to continue the strategy of mass immigration, which will ultimately result in an Islamic Europe - a Europe without freedom: Eurabia. The lights are going out all over Europe. Anyone who thinks or speaks indivdually is at risk. Freedom-loving citizens who criticize Islam or even merely suggest that there is a relationship between Islam and crime or honour killing must suffer, and are threatened, persecuted or criminalized. Those who speak the truth are in danger. The lights are going out allover Europe. Everywhere the Orwellian thought police are at work, on the lookout for thought crimes everywhere, casting the populace back within the confines where it is allowed to think. Chairman, members of the court: This trial is not about me. itr is about something much greater. Freedom of speech is not the property of those who happen to belong to the elites of a country. it is an inalienable right, the birthright of our people. For centuries battles have been fought for it, and now it is being sacrificed to please a totalitarian ideology. Future generations will look back at this trial and wonder who was right. Who defended freedom and who wanted to get rid of it. the lights are going out all over Europe. Our freedom is being restricted everywhere, so I repeat what I said there last year: It is not only the privilege, but also the duty of a free people - to speak out against any ideology that threatens freedom. Hence it is a right and a duty - and hence also my duty as a member of the Dutch Parliament - to speak the truth about the evil ideology that is called Islam. I hope that freedom of speech will emerge triumphing from this trial. I hope not only that i shall be acquitted, but especially that freedom of speech will continue to exist in the Netherlands and in Europe. "My opinion is that Wilders is more relaxed and fluent in the retrial than he was in the first round. He appears to sense impending victory. I suspect that he may have had some coaching. This trial is likely to make history no matter what the outcome.