Below is a video Geert Wilders’ speech in Copenhagen yesterday.
After giving his speech, Mr. Wilders and the podium panel took questions from the audience. Other members of the panel included:
- Kurt Westergaard, the Danish artist who created the famous “Turban Bomb” cartoon;
- Robert Redeker, the French author who had to go into hiding after writing a negative article about Islam;
- Lars Vilks, the Swedish artist whose drawings of the prophet as a roundabout dog brought him death threats and a firebombing attempt on his house;
- Lars Hedegaard, the founder of the Danish Free Press Society who was intended victim of a failed assassination attempt last year; and
- Daniel Pipes, the founder of the Middle East Forum.
The exchange between Dr. Pipes and Mr. Wilders concerning the possible emergence of a “moderate Islam” is particularly instructive:
The prepared text for Mr. Wilders’ remarks (from which he deviated slightly in his spoken words) may be read here.