A four-day series of Counterjihad events is underway in Stuttgart, Germany, and the proceedings kicked off on Thursday with a speech by Robert Spencer. Mr. Spencer was confronted with organized heckling when he began his talk, which makes his words difficult to hear in the video below. Actually, “heckling” doesn’t quite do justice to what happened, since it was a coordinated effort by anarchists, leftists, Antifa-types, and various fellow-travelers to drown him out with drums, whistles, horns, catcalls, etc.
Mr. Spencer rose to the occasion, and delivered a spirited rebuke to those who tried to silence him. Henrik Ræder Clausen was on the scene, and sent this report:
A demonstration for democracy, human rights and equal rights for women needs heavy police protection, as activists from the extreme left use horns, shouting and drums to silence the voices they do not agree with. Here are the words that the extremists do not want the public to hear, as author and scholar Robert Spencer addresses the unruly crowd in Stuttgart, June 2nd 2011.
The noisy crowd were wearing flags and banners from Antifa, Die Linke, SPD (German Social Democrats) and several other organisations, whose attitude to freedom of expressions apparently is quite questionable. Watch the video, see the banners and feel the noise.
Many thanks to Henrik for videotaping the speech and providing the description and the transcript. We also owe thanks to Kitman for subtitling and YouTubing this clip. The video and transcript are below the jump:
These are the words that the Antifa, Die Linke and the Social Democrats in Stuttgart do not want you to hear:
And now another guest: Robert Spencer from the USA.
Robert, it is up to you to talk to the people.
I came from the United States of America to stand for freedom, with all free people,
against the forces of oppression and darkness which you are representing.
I came here in order to stand with the people who are fighting for the freedoms
that makes it possible for you to do what you are doing today.
Not the violence and hatred, but to stand and dissent, but you can’t stand to have an (inaudible),
you can’t stand having dissent, you have to try to throw bottles, and to crowd us up,
because you are cowards, because you know that you stand for nothing
except passion and darkness and hatred, and that is why you are there.
And that is why I am here.
You are fighting for the most radically intolerant and hateful ideology on the planet.
Everywhere in the world, everywhere in the world, where there are Muslims and non-Muslims,
there is conflict because the Muslims attack the non-Muslims.
because unceasing they wage war against the non-believers, and they subjugate them.
You are already subjugated! You are already their useful idiots.
You are already their tools. You are out here in their service.
And you think your fight is for freedom. You are fighting for your own slavery!
You are fighting for your own enslavement.
And it will come. It will come to you.
You are fighting for an ideology that denies the freedom of speech,
and one day you will wish you had the freedom of speech
that you are trying to fight against today.
You are fighting for an ideology that denies the freedom of conscience
and will kill you if you disagree, which is exactly what you want to do already.
You are fighting on behalf of an ideology which denies the equality of rights for women,
and all the women among you will one day be enslaved, if you get what you want.
You are fighting for the destruction of all the freedoms that you enjoy.
You are fighting for the (inaudible) defeat of your own selves, of your own lives.
You are slaves seeking slavery. You are the oppressed loving your oppression.
And thinking that you are standing for freedom,
you are the most foolish, you are the most evil, foolish, people on Earth.
We are standing for the human rights of all people.
Of the oppressed Christians in Indonesia, in Pakistan, in Egypt, in Sudan you just heard about,
We are standing for the oppressed people who are fighting the Islamic Jihad.
Everywhere around the world, in Israel, everywhere around the world.
And so, in closing, I have to say: Shame on you!