“Depicting Muhammad is an Act of Liberation!”

Geert Wilders was the guest of honor at yesterday’s Muhammad Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas. Before the event was interrupted by the attack by (and death of) two mujahideen outside the venue, Mr. Wilders presented the grand prize to Bosch Fawstin, and had his photo taken with the SWAT team that was defending him and the other guests from attacks such as the one that eventually took place.

Papa Whiskey sends this brief quip about last night’s events in Garland:

A companero of mine sent me a copy of a tweet he got from a friend: “My favorite drawings at the Muhammad cartoon festival in Texas were the two chalk outlines out front.”

The following video features the speech given by Geert Wilders for the occasion:

Below is the prepared text for Mr. Wilders’ speech:

Dear friends,

Thank you all for being here. It’s great to be in Texas, the Lone Star State. The one star in the Texan flag represents all the free Western world needs today: defiance, pride and independence.

It is no coincidence that we are in Garland, Texas, tonight. It is here that, three months ago, shortly after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Islamic activists convened to demand that free speech be curtailed. They want to prohibit cartoons, books and films which they find insulting.

Our answer is clear:
Don’t mess with Texas!
Don’t mess with the free West!
Don’t mess with our freedom of speech!

Friends, allow me to thank Pamela Geller for organizing this exhibition.
Pamela is an extraordinary woman. I only have a few heroes, but Pamela certainly is one of them. Let us give her a big applause!

My friends, you are all winners. Everybody present here tonight deserves respect, just for being here.
The cartoonists, the participants in this Muhammad contest all did fantastic work. All of you are not only talented but also very brave. For Islam has put a death sentence on depicting Muhammad. But this has not frightened you. And even if it did, it has not stopped you. Because you believe in freedom of speech.
I applaud you for that.

However, there can be only one winner of the contest. And that is, as you already know, Bosch Fawstin.
Bosch knows what he is talking and cartooning about, being a former – or in his own words recovered – Muslim.
I have known the fantastic work of Bosch – who also created the anti-jihad superhero Pigman – for many years already and I want to congratulate him for his bravery and excellent work and winning the contest today.

Your statement, my statement, the statement of every single person present in this room here tonight is clear: We will never allow barbarism, we will never allow Islam to rob us of our freedom of speech! Never!

I know from my own experience how dangerous it is to stand for this freedom. I know how dangerous it is to speak the truth about Islam.

I am on death lists of Al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban and terrorists from ISIS because I tell people the truth about Islam. Islam has declared war on us, on our Judeo-Christian civilization. Islam wants to rob us of the freedoms and liberties. Islam and freedom are totally incompatible.

I am a politician, but cartoonists, like my good friends the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard and the Swedish artist Lars Vilks, are also on the death list. Both Kurt and Lars have already been the victims of murder attempts.

Another man on this list was the cartoonist Charb, editor of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. As we all know, he and 9 of his colleagues were murdered last January in Paris by followers of the religion of hate. According to Islamic Sharia law, they were all guilty of the same crime.
The crime of depicting Muhammad, the crime of defaming the so-called Prophet of Islam.
A crime punishable by death by the religion of death.

In order to show them that we will not have Islam dictate us the law, we are here with an exhibition of Muhammad cartoons.
We are here in defiance of Islam.
We are here to defend our rights and stand for freedom of speech.
That is our duty.
As Ronald Reagan, your greatest president ever, said: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

I am happy to say that nobody died while watching these cartoons.
This proves that, unlike jihadis, cartoons do not kill people.
Cartoons do not kill jihadis, but jihadis kill cartoonists.
That is a huge difference which we should never forget.

Huntington was wrong. It is not a clash of civilizations, but a clash between civilization and barbarism.

Our Judeo-Christian culture is far superior to the Islamic one.
I can give you a million reasons. But here is an important one.
We have got humor and they don’t.

There is no humor in Islam.
In 1979, ayatollah Khomeini devoted an entire radio broadcast to this topic: “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun,” the ayatollah said. “There are no jokes in Islam,” he added. “There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam.”
For once, the ayatollah was right.

Islam does not allow free speech, because free speech shows how evil and wrong Islam is.
And Islam does not allow humor, because humor shows how foolish and ridiculous it is.

You are extremely fortunate to live in America. Because you have a first amendment.
In Europe, it is not just the jihadis who go after you. The authorities do so, too.
In the Netherlands, I have been dragged to court on hate speech charges for speaking the truth about Islam. I was acquitted, but now the authorities are prosecuting me again.

We are harassed, but sympathizers of the Islamic State are left in peace. Last Summer, they took to the streets in The Hague. They carried swastikas and ISIS flags. They shouted “Death to the Jews.” And you know what? The authorities did nothing. We have weak leaders. Appeasers are ruling The Netherlands, Europe and the USA. We have to turn the tide and we will. New leadership is what we need to defend our freedom of speech and resist the ongoing Islamization of the West.

Today, many of our Western leaders want us to shut up.
When we tell the truth about Islam, they call it Islamophobia.
When cartoonists make drawings of Muhammad, they are accused of provoking people.
A few years ago, in my country, the Netherlands, the police even raided the house of a cartoonist.
In his address to the United Nations in 2012, President Obama said: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

But we say: The future must not belong to Islam!
Do you hear, Mr Obama? We say: No to Islam!!

Unlike President Obama and his European colleagues, we are not willing to sign away our freedom and independence.
The day we give away humor and freedom of speech is the day that we cease to exist as a free and independent people.
And that day will never come.
That is what this exhibition is all about!
From here we send a message to President Obama and all his colleagues: We will never submit!

We are not intimidated by Islam.
We will not be picking up swords and axes and breaking into people’s homes. But we will not remain silent either.
Moderation in the face of evil is evil. This is not what our age needs. We must uncap our pens; we must speak words of truth. We are facing a determined enemy who is striving through all means to destroy the West and snuff out our traditions of free thought, free speech, and our Judeo-Christian values. Make no mistake: if we fail, we will be enslaved. So the only option is to defend our freedom with all the energy we have. It’s time to be brave. It’s time to do our duty.

Instead of giving in to fear and adopt the Islamic taboo on depicting Muhammad, I propose that we draw another conclusion:
Lift the cause of the fear!
Let us de-islamize our societies!
No more Islam, no more mosques, no more Islamic schools. It is time for our own culture and heritage.

Let us liberate ourselves from tyranny.
That is another good reason why we are having this exhibition here today.
Depicting Muhammad is an act of liberation!

Let us hold similar exhibitions all over the United States and all over the free world. From Canada to Australia to Europe.
We need Pamela Geller everywhere in the world.
I invite you to come to the Netherlands with this exhibition. I will help you exhibit these cartoons in the Dutch parliament building.

We will never allow Islam to restrict freedom!
And we will never bow in the direction of Mecca!

I am not saying that there are no moderate Muslims. Fortunately, there are Muslims who do not live according to the Islamic commands. But there is no moderate Islam!
Not all Muslims are terrorists. But most terrorists today are Muslims.

That is why we say: The less Islam, the better!

The Islamic creed obliges one and a half billion people around the world to take Muhammad as their example.
He led a gang of robbers, who looted, raped and killed hundreds of people.
Historic sources describe orgies of inhumanity. An example is the genocide of the Jews of Medina in 627. One of the head choppers was Muhammad himself. Confronted with the lunacy of Islamic terrorists today, it is not hard to find out whom they get their inspiration from.
It is from Muhammad who – we have to tell the truth – was a warlord, a murderer and a pedophile

There is no turning back once one has become a Muslim. For even though article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that every person has the right to “change his religion or belief,” in Islam there is only a death penalty for leaving the faith.

So, let us expose Muhammad. Let us show the world what Islam truly is.
And let us support Muslims, like Bosch, who wish to leave Islam and liberate themselves from fear.
Apostates are heroes and more than ever they deserve the support of freedom loving people all over the world.

Muhammad fought and terrorized people with the sword.
We fight Muhammad and his followers with the pen.
And the pen will prove mightier than the sword.

Muhammad’s followers fight us with bloodbaths, but today here in Garland we fight them with humor.
Because bloodbaths enslave, while humor liberates.

Let me end by quoting Sam Houston, the founding father of this great state of Texas:
“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.”

May his words inspire us all today never to submit to Islamic barbarism.

Thank you very much.

18 thoughts on ““Depicting Muhammad is an Act of Liberation!”

  1. Behold that image of Geert Wilders standing among those uniformed security men! Geert needs no uniform or physical armaments yet he proves to be just as lethal to this enemy. God Bless and protect each and every one of these, the bravest of men!

  2. Excellent speech. And the Muslim attackers only confirmed every word of it.

    BTW, the guy whose coolness under fire and outstanding marksmanship saved everybody in that building wasn’t a SWAT team hotshot but a lowly traffic cop pulling some extra duty. A true American hero!

  3. We need many more events like this one. It’s the only way to drive these points home.

  4. Congratulations to my friend and neighbor Bosch Fawstin! I knew you would win!

  5. I wish i could have flown to Garland Texas to hear Geert Wilders give his speech after the failed terrorist attack. Nothing short of public outcry and protest is going to halt the insanity of Islam growth and tolerance. Older people know it’s futile to tolerate the intolerable! The Koran should be outlawed in Western nations or treated like Mein Kamp which was outlawed in Germany in 2010 and other European countries treat it as “Extremist” propaganda.

    Meanwhile, social marxist trying to stay in power continue to allow asylum seekers on rickety boats into Europe and Latino ones come to America on the
    Beast” train from Mexico. Western Nations cannot save everyone from poverty and atrocities. Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and other wealthy Muslim nations do very little for their fellow, dark-skinned Muslims from Africa, Indonesia, and other third world locations. Those of you under 30 years old, with indigenous parents in Western nations, beware! Islam will impose itself on your culture, language, laws, and beliefs. Once Muslims reach 10% of the population, they start making stronger demands for gender segregation, halal meats, face & body coverings, etc. Sharia supporting politicians turn a blind eye to stay in power. Muslims marry four wives under Sharia but European governments treat them as single mothers who receive welfare benefits & free housing. You will revolt when your way of life is turned upside down, you can’t afford to retire until 65 or older, and you or family members get physically & emotionally attacked for being non-Muslim, kaffirs, or worst yet…Christians & Jews.

  6. This could have been a catastrophe for our community: think of all the heavy hitters of counterjihad that were gathered in that room. I’m just glad none were killed but the Muslims.

    The comments I’ve been seeing on social media are sharply divided: on the one hand, you have those who are furious that Muslims continue to attack us at every opportunity and celebrating that there are “two less to deal with”, and on the other hand, those chiding Pamela Gellar et. al. for “smacking a beehive”, as if we should all shut up and submit to Shariah right now if we know what’s good for us. Like, we got what we deserved. Comparing this to the reaction I saw during Charlie Hebdo, people seem more willing to side with the left/Muslims on this one, for whatever reason.

    And then there are those who scarcely know what happened, or what implications this attack has. “What, more Muslims committing terrorist acts? Yawn. Wake me when another 9/11 happens”. I’ve been following Twitter and Facebook closely, and I can’t say I’m too heartened by the reaction I’m seeing. Charlie seemed to have smacked a few out of the sand, Garland barely seems to register on their radar.

    • No, the social media is mostly controlled by Soros’ minions, at least at the higher levels. So what you see could indeed be disheartening. It’s why the future Baron got offa F.B. Also known as Face Ache…I think because of the incessant bullying and/or rictus smiles.

      It do get old.

      • I got off of Facebook as well. I found that almost everyone I ended up knowing was more interested in claiming moral credentials in the easiest (most popular) manner possible rather than making any attempt to really understand anything.

        The entire tech industry is extremely ethically challenged at this point. This is partly the fault of educational institutions that have discontinued engineering ethics classes.

      • “the social media is mostly controlled by Soros’ minions”–what do you mean?

    • Yes, agree about the dangers of all the big hitters being in the same place… as for social media – the Geller/Spencer crowd are not regarded as being the same as Charlie Hebdo-style leftists – soo there was always going to be a different reaction. Although also quite a few comments in defence of Geller/Spencer on the Guardian and NYT, which was heartening. Still waiting for someone to point out though that you can see a photo of “Piss Christ” on the NYT website – for some reason though, no-one’s accusing them of “stirring up hatred” against Christians. (I would, but my comments on the Guardian are now “pre-moderated”, which in practice means they almost never get approved)

  7. If the mere depiction of Muhammad is consider racist bigoted hate speech then what would the PCMC crowd classify this as?


    Those not familiar with the work of the photo-blogger Zombie, I cannot recommend his/her(?) work any higher. First, the title is a parody. And second, you might want some eye-bleach after visiting this post.

    San Francisco really is Sodom/Gomorrah. But unless you lived there, you would never know from the mainstream media that this kind of stuff happens on a regular basis there.

    As a mocker of religions, Pamela Geller is just a newbie compared to her lefty critics.

    • Speaking of double standards, the largest mass murder of gays in the U.S. was committed by a gay man who was upset after being informed that a group of Christians had reserved the bar (the Upstairs Lounge) at which he was a regular. Apparently he didn’t know that the group of Christians was gay, which was why they had reserved a gay bar for a drunken orgy.

      He set fire to the Upstairs Lounge while it was crowded with inebriated “Christians”, resulting in the most significant tragedy which the gay community has ever been able to claim in America. Not just because of the loss of life, but because of the tremendously symbolic circumstances and motivations leading to the terrible result.

  8. “I am happy to say that nobody died while watching these cartoons.
    This proves that, unlike jihadis, cartoons do not kill people.
    Cartoons do not kill jihadis, but jihadis kill cartoonists.
    That is a huge difference which we should never forget.”

    Well said. And powerfully underlined by the failed Jihadis lying in the street outside. It was not cartoons which killed them, but their own hatred for freedom.

  9. You know the local Muslim community was aware this attack was going to happen. Consider the fact there were no Muslim protesters outside, none. Look such a event was bound to draw a lot of protesters but someone told them to stay away.

  10. I am glad one cop , not on duty , killed the jihadis. They wanted to kill the 200 people at an art show. I hope this is beginning of Americans defending Free Speech and themselves, as they should. And the next ill informed person, media or not who uses the ridiculous term islamaphobia, coined by the KGB in the Cold War…..well I shall have to ask him or her into my kitchen and offer a Santa Fe dish. With some peppers that could take your head off. Some like it hot.

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