Selling Out Pentecost to Islam
6-2-17, Gatestone, Geert Wilders*, Netherlands -- On June 4, 2017 Christians will be celebrating the feast of Pentecost. A Protestant church in the Netherlands is using the occasion to propose the abolishment of the public holiday for the second day of Pentecost. The Dutch have officially been enjoying this holiday since 1815, but the church wants it replaced by an official Muslim holiday on Eid-al-Fitr, the day marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
With its proposal, the Christian group says, it wants "to do justice to diversity in religion." That is politically-correct claptrap.
Suppose Christians would, on an annual basis, start to riot after leaving church on Pentecost and demolish property, arson cars, attack police, throw stones through the neighbor's windows [as the Muslims traditionally do]? Suppose the police would feel obliged to mark the Christian Lent in the calendar as days of heightened tensions. Would we not begin to wonder whether there was something wrong with Christianity?
Or suppose Jewish gangs would terrorize entire town districts on Yom Kippur day [as the Muslims do on Ramadan]? Would we not beginning to wonder what they were being taught in their synagogues?
Or would we just accept it, celebrate it even, as indications
of the cultural "diversity" of our society?
Here is the crux of the matter:
If we want to remain a free and tolerant society - which we used to be - we must realize that the West has a concrete identity. Our identity is not Islamic, but based on Judaism, Christianity and humanism. Our freedoms result from this identity. By depriving Islam of the means to destroy our identity, we are not violating freedom; we are preserving our identity and guaranteeing freedom. [..snip]
I find it truly unbelievable that barbarian Islamic terrorists are rewarded for their barbarism! Let them catch bandits and terrorists instead of prosecuting a politician for speaking about Islam.
Unbelievable also because it would be the third time in a few years that I would be prosecuted for saying things the elites do not want to hear.
It is a legal jihad.
Elites are to blame for our current existential crisis; with their open border-policies and unprecedented love for Islam and their cultural relativism. They sell us out completely and put our freedom and security at stake. They have introduced the totalitarianism of Mohammedanism in our nations.
I say: no more! It is time to do our duty and defend our freedom and the freedom of our children.
* Geert Wilders MP is leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) in The Netherlands - Excerpted and adapted full original article here
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