Wilders took America by storm. I will have the video, pictures and speeches up by tonight of our event Friday. You must watch the event and send it to everyone. Wilders brought down da hous.
Also, the latest polls show that Wilders' party is the biggest party in the
Check out the notoriously hostile Dutch press. I guess the writer was moved a bit by the love.
Geert Wilders en Pamela Geller op het CPAC symposium
Geert Wilders sprak in Washington, D.C. op een symposium voor 400 enthousiaste Amerikanen. Het bezoek leverde veel aandacht maar waarschijnlijk weinig geld op. Zijn 'welkom thuis' geschenk zal die pijn verzachten.
Zodra Pamela Geller hoorde dat Wilders naar Amerika kwam nodigde ze hem voor de bijeenkomst van de Conservative Political Action Committee. Op dit jaarlijkse symposium komen conservatieve Amerikanen samen om te luisteren naar speeches over de bedreiging van het vrije wapenbezit, de verloedering van familiewaarden en het gevaar van socialisme. Wilders' verhaal over de inperking van de vrijheid van meningsuiting mocht niet ontbreken, aldus Geller die via haar blog Atlas Shrugs tegen het oprukkend Islamitische gevaar waarschuwt. "Het gaat de verkeerde kant op en als niemand iets doet worden we op een dag allemaal wakker in een strafkamp." En Wilders - "de dappere verdediger van Westerse waarden" - geeft volgens haar het goede voorbeeld.
Geert Wilders spoke in Washington, DC at a symposium for 400 enthusiastic Americans. The visit provided a lot of attention but little money. His' welcome home 'gift will alleviate pain.
I didn't say that but what the hell -- I will translate my remarks.
Wilders moved by the loud cheering and cries "Wilders for President" and "we love freedom" on the stage. He began his story by thanking the U.S. immigration service - a reference to the English refusing him entry to.The room responded with cries books. When he talks about a speech by President Reagan in 1982 gave the English House is a wave of enhousiame by the public. For most visitors to the conservative CPAC conference, the 40th president is still the best. Wilders also as the Wall Street Journal quoted people recognizing the sound - that is a newspaper that at least they seem confident to say. "The freedom of expression in the Netherlands, according to the Journal as large as Saudi Arabia," Wilders says, "and my lawsuit called the newspaper" no small victory for Islamic regimes that wish to export their censorship. "
After the final standing ovation organizer Geller called on those present to donate money for Wilders' lawsuit. "Alle bedragen zijn welkom want het is 'bloody expensive. "All amounts are welcome because it is bloody expensive." "How much money they had obtained it did not say, but it was probably not much. "But it was not for me. I have the rent for the room and all facilities paid. And all we get beautiful." On its Web site, which attracts thousands of visitors daily, is now a link to Wilders' fund.
This translation is funny. I will post the real reportage tonight.
Big media serving their Islamic overlords.
UPDATE: Atlas reader LN does a better job than google:
Geert Wilders and Pamela Geller at the CPAC conference
At a symposium in Washington, DC, Geert Wilders spoke to 400 enthusiastic Americans. The visit provided a lot of attention but probably little money. His 'welcome home' gift may compensate for that (referring to his party now being the largest acc. to one pollster, ed.)
As soon as Pamela Geller heard Wilders would came to America she invited him for the meeting of the Conservative Political Action Committee. At this annual symposium conservative Americans meet to listen to speeches about the threat to the free possession of weapons, the degradation of family values and the danger of socialism. Wilders' story about the curtailment of freedom of expression could not be absent there, says Geller who - through her blog Atlas Shrugs - warns against the advancing Islamic threat. "Things are heading the wrong way and if nobody does anything we'll all wake up one day in a gulag." And according to her, Wilders - "the brave defender of Western values" - sets a good example.
The meeting, which Geller organized together with the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the website Jihad Watch, was Wilders' third appearance in Washington, DC. Previously he spoke for the National Press Club and at Capitol Hill, where he was invited by Republican senator Jon Kyl to show film. Coincidence or not, that happened to be on the very day of senator John Kerry's meeting on improving the relationship between America and the muslim world.
Wilders entered the stage accompanied by loud cheers and cries "Wilders for President" and "we love freedom". He first thanked the U.S. immigration services - a reference to his being refused entry to their country by the British. The audience responded with booing/hooting. When he recalled a 1982 speech by President Reagan in the British House of Commons, the audience reacts with a wave of enthusiasm. For most people attending the conservative CPAC conference, the 40th president is still the best. Also when Wilders quotes the Wall Street Journal people react in approval - apparently considering it to be a newspaper that at least they can rely on. "According to the Wall Street Journal, in the Netherlands, freedom of expression is as large as in Saudi Arabia", Wilders says, "and this newspaper regards my lawsuit 'no small victory for Islamic regimes that wish to export their censorship'."
After the last standing ovation organizer Geller called on those present to donate money for Wilders' lawsuit. "Any amount is welcome because it is bloody expensive." How much money had been collected she could not say, but it was probably not that much. "But that wasn't the main goal. I paid the rent for the hall and all facilities myself. Whatever we collect helps." Her website, which attracts thousands of visitors daily, has a link to Wilders' fund.
Nor did the PVV leader himself comment about the cost or proceeds of the evening. However, also without major cheque, the visit to America, where Wilders says he feels at home, is successful. It earned him the necessary attention in the media where, as was to be expected, opinions were diverse. In the FOX talkshows of Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly most agreed with him. The Washington Post compared Fitna in Congress with the screening of the pro-Ku Klux Klan film "Birth of a Nation" in the White House in 1915. The New York Times described Wilders as a fierce critic of Islam with controversial viewpoints like the plan to pay Muslims for leaving the country.
Despite the 'heartwarming reception' and "the American love of freedom of expression" Wilders said he'd never want to live in the country. And why would he? Upon his return, a poll by Maurice de Hond revealed the PVV has become the largest party in the Netherlands. "Mission accomplished."