Geert Wilders Threatened With Suicide Attack (videos, interviews)

by 1389 on February 16, 2008

in 1389 (blog admin), censorship, counterjihad, Europe, Geert Wilders, Islam, Islamic terrorism, Netherlands, Qur'an, video and film, YouTube

Update 3/30/08:

Update 2/27/08: What did the near-worldwide YouTube outage have to do with Geert Wilders’ new movie? Click here to learn more! Fitna, The Movie: Due Out This Week

Courageous Dutch MP Geert Wilders has faced such threats from the beginning:
2/1/2005: Dutch politician Geert Wilders watches the latest Internet video clip calling for his beheading. He has adopted an aggressively anti-Islamic position, saying that Islam and democracy are “not compatible, not now and not in a million years.” (Keith B. Richburg — The Washington Post)

Geert Wilders

Suicide attack planned on Wilders

From Expatica, with thanks to Fjordman, who keeps an eye on the international reporting on Dutch affairs. Something we at KV should be doing a lot more, instead of relying on internal MSM reporting. Because this bit of news should have made headlines in the Netherlands, but didn’t. Not by a long shot. One wonders why not

MP Geert Wilders was threatened with a suicide attack last week. Two young men reportedly planned to shoot the politician down and detonate a van full of explosives next to the politician. “Many innocent people were to die in the chaos.”

This has emerged from the report Wilders filed with the Haaglanden police. A warning of the attack planned for either The Hague or Amsterdam came via the anonymous hotline for crime tips. A similar, but less detailed, death threat came in via the hotline this week. It is unusual for this hotline to be used to announce death threats.

The initial, very concrete warning spoke about an attack planned for early February. Wilders would first be shot, and then a man would drive a white delivery van into the victim and detonate the 500 to 600 kilos of explosives in the vehicle.


The person who called the hotline said that the perpetrators were not fundamentalists, but “just wanted revenge.”

Well, that’s okay then. Just as long as they’re not fundamentalist. Because that would be, eehm… awkward?

Anyway, this news comes hot on the heels of an interview that Wilders gave yesterday, in which he doesn’t exactly mince words viz-a-vis and apropos of (small Thin Blue Line reference) the Religion of Peace(tm). See also Isaac Schrödingers post below.

According to Wilders, Islam is a violent religion. “If Mohammed lived here today, I would propose tarring and feathering and hunting him out of the country as an extremist. (…) If Muslims want to stay here, they must tear up and throw away half the Koran. They must not listen to their Imam. I have read the Koran. (…) And I know that there are enough terrible things in it. If Muslims do assimilate, they are fully-fledged citizens, not a millimetre less valuable than you or I.”

Wilders believes his new PVV party – it obtained 9 Lower House seats in November – can grow into “one of the biggest parties” in parliament. “Other parties avoid the themes that threaten us in our existence. Everything we are proud of, we sell to the devil. (…) You feel that you are no longer living in your own country.”

On his thoughts about Israel:

The only criticism he has of the country is that “I find Israel sometimes listens to Europe too much. It should have intervened in Lebanon much earlier. I am more inclined to consider that Israel does not go far enough than that it goes too far.”

Read it all.

(Cross posted at Klein Verzet)

Smileys raising steins (Stein hoist: Atlas Shrugs)

In his own words:
Why Geert Wilders won’t back down

Geert Wilders Speaks: Anti-Koran Film – Part 1 of 2

Geert Wilders Speaks: Anti-Koran Film – Part 2 of 2

Wilders’ film is to be called “Fitna” (فتنة)

Dutch MP says anti-Islamic film set for broadcast in March

Feb 9, 2008

THE HAGUE (AFP) — Dutch far-right deputy Geert Wilders said in an interview published Saturday that his controversial anti-Islam film will be called “Fitna” , arabic for ordeal, and will be aired in March.

The leader of the Freedom party (PVV), which has nine of 150 seats in parliament, said in November that he planned to make a short film showing that Islam’s holy book, the Koran, is “a fascist book” that “incites people to murder”.

According to the interview with Dutch GPD news agency, Wilders’ 15-minute film is almost done, and he hopes it will be shown on Dutch television in March. He had initially said it would air at the end of January.

Wilders said he has called the film Fitna, an Arabic word that in Islam is used to describe all things that can test the faith and is sometimes synonymous to evil.

“I use the term in an inverse sense because for me Islam … is fitna,” he said.

Read the rest.


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gramfan February 17, 2008 at 5:50 am

Sadly none of this should come as a surprise.

It’s more a matter of ‘when’, not a matter of ‘if’.

So Van Gogh is dead, Hirsi Ali on the hit list, and now Wilders. How are the Dutch going to explain to their people that they are not really ‘big’ on protecting their own politicians and former politicians?

I predict this list will grow and sooner or later the Dutch are not going to be able to ignore this problem.

2 1389 February 17, 2008 at 8:00 am


The problem is that the mainstream media is pointedly ignoring this. Their heads are in the sand. You’d expect them to care about freedom of the press but noooo….

3 Norski February 17, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Thanks for giving the heads-up.

It’s hard to think of an explanation for the non-presence of this story on traditional news media, that doesn’t involve political correctness.

It looks like the blogosphere scooped Reuters and all this time.

Not hard to do, in a way: considering the world-view that news editors seem to have.

4 1389 February 17, 2008 at 5:09 pm


This keeps happening over and over. The mainstream news media is failing everyone completely, as are the elected officials, bureaucrats, and so forth. That goes for the US, Canada, Australia, and western and central Europe. It applies to just about everyone who fits into the above categories.

We have to assume that anyone who gets elected this year is completely worthless at best, and can only be prevented from doing great evil if we in the blogosphere hold their feet to the fire vigorously, relentlessly, and unceasingly.

Whenever we feel too tired to blog, we have to remember that people’s lives are depending on all of us to do our part – because nobody else will.


5 Gramfan February 18, 2008 at 5:44 am

You are correct about the MSM and right to point it out.
We need to get to a point where print media falls on its own sword, and people go from ‘blog to ‘blog, of all leanings, to find the facts somewhere in the middle.

I think this will happen.
Also, let’s not forget the power of emails. If you consider the concept of “six degrees of separation” then quite a lot is possible.

6 Ed Mahmoud abu Always After Me Lucky Charms February 18, 2008 at 1:19 pm

No thread on the church burners/rapists of Kosovo declaring independence?

7 1389 February 18, 2008 at 2:29 pm


Blog team member CzechRebel is working on an article. Please be patient! 🙄

It has been delayed by computer difficulties – the machine apparently ate his homework… 😳

Are you aware that this blog has a Balkans news widget with current headlines? Scroll down and look for Serbianna News in the sidebar.


8 Ed Mahmoud abu Always After Me Lucky Charms February 18, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Ethnic Albanians in Macedonia demand right to exclusively fly Albanian flag

Kosovo is only the first step of a Greater Albania, it seems.

9 Ed Mahmoud abu Always After Me Lucky Charms February 18, 2008 at 4:39 pm
10 1389 February 26, 2008 at 2:47 pm

More Kosovo-related articles are here, and others will follow:

Kosovo News and Views Roundup

Who will be judged the worst president of the 21st Century?

11 Anon March 17, 2008 at 8:23 am

UK release date set for 23rd March 2008

12 Welcome to 21st century March 28, 2008 at 1:39 pm

So much for free speech. America has censored the film but allows hate speech to spew from the pullpit of Islam. How sad for freedom.

13 1389 March 31, 2008 at 1:38 pm

There have indeed been attempts at censorship, but the blogosphere lets us work around them.

We are hosting Fitna at 1389 Blog.

Click here.

14 Welcome to 21st century April 1, 2008 at 10:23 am

I have seen it and don’t understand why the followers of the religion are upset. Wilders only repeated the words of their Prophet and showed the facts of historical data. Thanks to all who allowed the world to see this video. There is still hope for freedom! 😐

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