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Standing against left-wing fascists in Stockholm
Exclusive: Pamela Geller reports on violence at anti-Islamic-supremacism event
Last Saturday heralded the dawning of a new era of cooperation between pro-freedom groups in Europe, the United States, Australia and elsewhere. Freedom fighters from around the world converged in Stockholm to stand with one voice against oppression, tyranny and fascism, rallying for free speech and human rights against Islamic supremacism and leftist tyranny.
The left-fascist thugs were out in force: Police at one point found a suspicious package from the leftists and examined it out of concern that it was a bomb. It turned out to be a large firecracker, but clearly the left-fascist who left it wanted police to think it was a bomb and to create an atmosphere of menace and terror so people would be too frightened to attend our event.
Swedish police in riot gear cordoned off the area of our rally on both sides and blocked entrance to it with police vans. But while the leftist media, which swarmed around our event like jackals, will tell you that we are the threat, the police had to face violence only from the leftist protesters. Desperate that our message of freedom not be heard, they blew vuvuzelas, screamed bloody murder, chanted “EDL go to hell” and kept up a constant din – while throwing eggs and firecrackers at the police and at any pro-freedom activist who got too close to them. One firecracker exploded in a policeman’s face; he had to be taken away in an ambulance.
Nonetheless, several hundred people braved the leftist thugs and police barricades and joined us, unbowed and resolutely determined to stand for freedom and truth. The enemedia was out in force as well, which was noteworthy in itself: In Europe this was a huge story (even Turkish media were there), while in the U.S. the media seem determined to ignore the issue of Islamic supremacist encroachment upon our freedoms.
There was a series of speakers from around the world. I explained to the freedom fighters who came to hear us speak that the battle is for individual rights. It is not a religious war; it is a fight for the smallest minority in the world, the individual, and we are fighting for what is good and what is right. We are right, they are wrong, and wrong is evil and anti-life. After I kicked off the event and Robert Spencer spoke (“Tolerance of the intolerant is suicidal”), the English Defence League’s Tommy Robinson gave a rousing speech on our need to defend free societies.
He was then followed by representatives of Defense Leagues from all over Europe, as well as from the Q Society in Australia and Paul Weston of the British Freedom Party. In the crowd were people from across Europe and the world, including a hearty group of ex-Muslims from Iran who told me that a huge number of people in Iran are fed up with the Islamic Republic and Islam in general – but Barack Obama let them down in 2009.
Saturday was a key turning point in this ugly and vicious war in which we find ourselves engaged. Once again the leftist goons showed their true face, as did we. We will not be intimidated, and we will stand for freedom no matter what. We made great strides in forging a true and lasting transatlantic (and transpacific as well) counter-jihad alliance. What has emerged is the first activist leadership team uniting counter-jihadists in Europe, the U.S. and Australia: the President’s Council of Stop Islamization of Nations (SION). The President’s Council functions as a mobile, proactive, reactive, on-the-ground team developing and executing confidential action plans that strike at the heart of the global anti-freedom agenda.
Yet media coverage was predictably contemptuous. Reuters’ headline was “Sweden ‘counter-jihad’ rally outnumbered by anti-racists.” We were “outnumbered” because we had to conduct our rally surrounded by police vans and police in riot gear – not because we were violent, but because of the bloodthirsty leftist hoodlums who were screaming their bloodlust and doing everything they could to break through the police lines and do physical harm to the freedom fighters present. Many people told us they were afraid to come, or they’d get fired if they came. Some told us afterward that they wanted to come but couldn’t get through the leftist hooligans and the police. So then Reuters reports this as our rally being “outnumbered” – as if there was simply no interest. Yet when we had tens of thousands at Ground Zero to stand for freedom against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque, the media ignored it or severely underreported the attendance. Anything to defame our freedom movement.
What are they afraid of? They are terrified that people might give us a listen. And so they have to go to extraordinary lengths, actually lying about what happened, to defame us and destroy our reputations. We put ourselves on the line, and these craven quislings make it their business to make sure you don’t know what’s happening. Why can’t they just do their bloody job and report the news?
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