Yesterday we published an English translation of the prepared text for a message sent by Geert Wilders to the organizers of the PEGIDA demonstration in Dresden. The following video clip shows the reading of Mr. Wilders’ message late yesterday afternoon in central Dresden.
German video source (19 minutes long)
Rembrandt Clancy sends this background information on the speaker featured in the above video:
About the Speaker
The speaker goes by the name of Ed from Utrecht, and is also known as Ed the Dutchman (Ed der Holländer). In a speech in Dresden on 22 December 2014, he says that the first demonstration in his life was in Dresden on Monday November 3. He had never participated in a political party or other political organisations. He is just a father, a man who is anxious about the political direction in Germany.
In the introduction to an interview by Die Freie Welt (19 December 2014), Ed from Utrecht gives a short description of how he became acquainted with PEGIDA. He had been on the sidelines of a HoGeSa demonstration in Hanover and was interviewed by a number of camera teams. One of these interviews was posted on the Internet causing him to become well-known, and that led to his being one of the main speakers at the PEGIDA demonstrations; for example, on 8 December 2014. Also after his initial HoGeSa exposure, he acquired the epithet “The Courageous Dutchman” (Der mutige Holländer).
Also in the interview with Die Freie Welt, he says his wife is German, he has three children and he lives in the vicinity of the Ruhr. He prefers to use only his first name; he uses the last name of “Utrecht”, because he was born there.
|03:47||Anyway, I still have a greeting from someone!|
|03:51||I send a greeting to Dresden from a countryman of mine.|
|03:57||It is not a political greeting; I am not a member of his party.|
|04:00||But I will gladly read his greeting.|
|04:04||It is from Geert Wilders!|
|04:10||Good afternoon Germany! … Good afternoon Dresden!|
|04:14||My dear friends in Dresden,|
|04:16||What is taking place here in Dresden is truly fabulous. Dresden is leading the way.|
|04:29||All of Europe is watching you. You are not alone. You are part of something huge.|
|04:38||In Germany, in Holland, in all of Europe. You are fulfilling the hope of many.|
|04:44||You are the voice of the population against the elite. You are the people!|
|04:53||Wir sind das Volk!|
|05:10||People in Germany have had enough. People in Holland have had enough.|
|05:15||In all of Europe, people have had enough.|
|05:19||Enough of terror and hatred. Enough of attacks, enough of bloodshed.|
|05:25||Enough of Islamization.|
|05:27||Enough of the political elites, who betray our Judeo-Christian identity and our traditions,…|
|05:35||…who destroy the future of our children and who are selling out our countries and our civilization.|
|05:47||(I never get it, but it doesn’t matter.)|
|05:51||In all of Europe people are saying: “We are the people!” And we are sick of it!|
|05:58||I support you with all of my heart. Millions all over Europe support you.|
|06:03||I am proud of you.|
|06:05||We want what you want: a free people, a free country, a civilized country and no Islamization.|
|06:14||Let us fight together for all this. No one can stop us. Long live freedom!|
|06:20||A greeting from Geert Wilders!
For links to previous articles about PEGIDA (Patriotische Europäer Gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) and related movements, see the PEGIDA Archives.