Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, was a guest yesterday on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News. Not surprisingly, the main topic of conversation was the Muhammad Cartoon contest earlier this month, at which Mr. Wilders was the keynote speaker.
Notice the clips of Bill Maher speaking out in defense of Pamela Geller and the artists who drew Mohammed cartoons. Mr. Maher is a staunch lefty, yet he sounds like one of us when discussing this topic. This is a sign of the blurring of the old boundaries between “left” and “right” — there are numerous so-called conservatives whose pronouncements on the Garland attack are indistinguishable from those of Chris Matthews. The real divide is between the cynics and cowards who would submit to Islam on the one hand, and principled defenders of liberty and the First Amendment on the other.
It’s refreshing to see Geert Wilders airing the truth about Islam on so prominent a prime-time venue as Fox News: