Popular Dutch politician Geert Wilders gives one of the most important speeches in history

UPDATE: Here is a video of Wilders’s speech from February 2015 – another important one. We will see in the coming years how prophetic he turns out to be. The Dutch ignore and disparage him at their own peril, as they will surely be the losers for not heeding his warnings.

Dutch member of parliament and popular politician Geert Wilders gives a very important speech regarding Islam’s doctrines and the status of Islam in Europe, including that significant percentages of Muslims in Europe believe in violent jihad and want to see the Islamic State succeed. It’s an amazingly frank and courageous speech that hopefully will spur others into action.

He also advises that his political party has now become the biggest one in the Netherlands.

Here’s the transcript, courtesy of a poster on Youtube:

Dear friends,

I am happy to be in Copenhagen again.

It is always a pleasure to return to this wonderful city – the home of my good friend and fellow freedom fighter, the Danish hero Lars Hedegaard.

It is always a privilege to be in the capital of the brave Danish people.

And it is always an honor to be a guest of your great organization.

The Danish Free Press Society is a beacon of light. For Denmark, for Scandinavia, for the whole of Europe, and for the entire West. Your staunch defense of civil liberties, such as freedom of speech, serves as an inspiration for many, including myself and my party.

On a moment like this, when the free world is in mortal danger, an organization such as the Danish Free Press Society is needed more than ever.

Exactly ten years ago, today, my fellow countryman Van Gogh fell as a martyr of free speech.

I remember that morning very well. The press came to my office to ask for a reaction, but hardly anyone could believe that what had happened was really true. We all realized that the Netherlands would never be the same again. Unfortunately few lessons have been learned since that horrible day in 2004.

Islam claims that Muhammad was a prophet. But Muhammad was not a prophet; Theo van Gogh was a prophet.

Van Gogh saw what was coming. He spoke out forcefully against the danger of Islamization.

He had also just made a short movie, together with my then colleague Ayaan Hirsi Ali, about the plight of women in Islamic society. The movie was called “Submission.”

That is why he was murdered. His assassination should have been an alarm bell.

Van Gogh warned us in strong language, as clear as the colors that his great-granduncle Vincent used when painting his landscapes.

He was a brave man. When he realized the danger of Islam, he did not run like a coward.

He would have hated to see how our freedom of speech has been restricted in the ten years since his death.

Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, the more Islam we get, the less free our societies become. Not only because of the islamization but also because of the weak appeasers who call themselves politicians.

We are no longer allowed to crack jokes or draw cartoons if Islam feels insulted by it.

If you do so, your life is in danger, as Kurt Westergaard and Lars Vilks can testify. You might even get arrested, as happened a few years ago with the Dutch cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot.

Sure, the charges against Nekschot were later dropped. But if you value your life and if you prefer to avoid trouble, it is better not to do anything that might remotely insult Islam.

We are no longer allowed to tell statistical truths, as Lars Hedegaard experienced, when he referred to rape figures in Islamic families.

A murderer came to Lars’s door and the state authorities persecuted him for so-called hate speech. Sure, the Supreme Court eventually acquitted Lars. But if you value your life and if you prefer to avoid trouble, it is better to keep quiet.

We are no longer allowed to refer to scientific and historical research, as my friend, the brave Austrian human rights activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, experienced.

In a seminar on the historical figure of Muhammad, she mentioned that he had a crush on little girls and had sex with a 9-year old. That is the truth.

But Elisabeth was convicted, and her conviction was even upheld by the Appeals court. Once again, it is better to remain silent if you want to avoid trouble.

But Theo van Gogh did not remain silent. And neither did Kurt and Lars and Elisabeth and Robert and the Danish Free Press Society, and my party, the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, and so many other freedom fighters in the West.

We speak out. We will never be silent. Because we love our country. Because we love our freedom. Because we refuse to live in slavery.

Because we believe that without liberty, life is not worth living.

Liberty and human dignity, that is what we stand for.

We are the torchbearers for freedom. We are the torchbearers for democracy.

We are the torchbearers for a civilization that is far superior than any other civilization on earth.

Last Summer, my home town, The Hague, witnessed scenes which brought back memories of the darkest period in our history, the Nazi era.

Sympathizers of the Islamic State paraded in our streets. They carried swastikas, they carried the black flags of ISIS. They shouted “Death to the Jews.”

Instead of rounding up these hatemongers, the authorities did nothing.

When we warn against Islam, the authorities call it hate speech and bring us to court. But when the grim forces of hatred march down our streets, the police look on and do not interfere. It is a disgrace. It is a scandal. It is intolerable.

Islam is waging a war against the free West.

Indeed, we are at war. Only fools can deny it. Islam has declared war on us.

America and its allies are currently bombing the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.


My party supports this offensive. I am glad that Dutch and Danish F16s participate in it and that our two nations stand shoulder to shoulder in this endeavor. We should liquidate Abu Bakr Al-Bagdadi and the other criminals who are leading the Islamic State.

But we have to do more than that.

Far more important than fighting Islamic State abroad, is the fight to preserve our own security in our own countries, in the Netherlands, in Denmark, in all the other European and Western countries. It is our homes that we must defend.

It is just to bomb the Islamic State in the Middle East. But our first priority must be to protect our own nations, our own freedoms, our own people, our own children, here, at home

Recently, the Dutch authorities prevented some forty jihadis from leaving our country, when they attempted to go to Syria to fight in the ranks of ISIS. Their passports were seized and they were sent home instead of jailed. These criminals now walk our streets and make them unsafe.

You may have heard that the jihadis who recently murdered soldiers in Canada were also people whom the authorities had previously prevented from leaving Syria and who were not arrested but allowed to go free on the street.

Blocking the exodus of those who want to wage Jihad elsewhere and not detain them is sheer stupidity.

Keeping them here as free people means that they will hit us here.

We must hasten their exit instead of preventing it. But we must never allow them to return. Therefore, we must reinstate national border controls.

Nothing is more important than first to protect our own countries from the Jihadis.

Let us restore our liberties, such as freedom of speech.

Let us defend our culture. Let us protect our people.

Let us make our nations free and safe again.

Let us be brave.

That is what we must do; that is our duty.

Let me ask you: Do our authorities actually do this?

Unfortunately not.

They fail to do their duty.

They fail to act accordingly.

They even lie to us. Everyday, we hear Western leaders repeat the sickening mantra that Islam is a religion of peace.

Whenever an atrocity is committed in the name of Islam, whenever someone is beheaded in Syria or Iraq, Barack Obama, David Cameron, my own Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and many of their colleagues rush to the television cameras to tell the world that it has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. How stupid can you be?

Fortunately, the eyes of ever more people are opening to this reality.

In my country, a poll last June, showed that 65% of the Dutch are convinced that the Islamic culture does not belong in the Netherlands.

In France, 74% find Islam incompatible with French society.

In Britain, fewer than one in four think that following Islam is compatible with a British way of life. In Germany, over two thirds of the population think negatively about Islam.

Even in the Czech Republic, a country with hardly any Islamic population, almost two-thirds consider Islam a threat to society and 90% are afraid of it. And in Denmark 92% of your citizens believe Muslim immigrants should adopt Danish customs.

With every new terrorist crime, with every new attack, with every new beheading, it becomes clear to ever more people what the true nature of Islam is.

With every Islamic assault on our values, more and more people realize that Islam wants to conquer the world, that it is prepared to kill or enslave anyone who refuses to submit. And that it is ready to commit the biggest atrocities to achieve this goal.

My friends, we are gathered here today, because we are neither prepared to collaborate with evil, nor to appease it.

We say No to Islamic censorship. And No to the politicians who fail us.

During the past ten years, I have been living under constant police protection.

As you know, I am not the only one who has to live through this ordeal. Several people in this room are in the same situation. Our friends Lars and Kurt even came to stand eye to eye with fanatics who tried to slaughter them.

Of course – I repeat it wherever I go – of course, there are many moderate Muslims. I believe in moderate people, but I do not believe in a moderate Islam. There is only one Islam – the Islam of the Koran, the Hadith and the life of Muhammad, who was a terrorist and a warlord.

But even though there are many moderate Muslims, it is wrong to think that the moderates are a majority. They are not. A poll in the Netherlands gave shocking results. It is hard to believe, but almost three quarters of the Muslims in my country say that Dutch Muslims who go and fight in Syria are heroes. Can you believe it? Heroes!

And over two thirds of the Islamic population in the Netherlands consider the religious rules of Islam to be more important than our own democratic laws.

Equally terrifying was an article yesterday in the Dutch press stating that Mohammed Bouyeri, the murderer of Theo van Gogh, is still considered a hero today by hundreds of Dutch Muslims.

A few years ago, I called on Muslims to liberate themselves from the yoke of Islam, to choose for freedom. I wholeheartedly support Muslims who love freedom. So, I told them “Free yourselves. Leave Islam.” I still stand by this appeal. But this does not blind me to the present reality.

You may have heard that I will probably be brought to court again soon.

Three years ago, I was taken to court on hate crime charges. The court case lasted almost two years. Fortunately, I was acquitted.

But now, the Dutch judiciary is going after me again because I asked Dutch voters whether they want more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands.

Moroccans are the largest Islamic population group in the Netherlands. In The Netherlands the Moroccan problem is the problem of Islam.

I referred to Moroccans, not because I have anything against Moroccans but because they are overrepresented in Dutch crime and welfare statistics. They also account for three quarters of all Dutch Muslims who leave for Syria to wage jihad. No-one in the Netherlands wants more Moroccans.

As I said, our leaders still refuse to defend our freedoms because they are either cowards or appeasers. This is why the task of defending freedom has now fallen on us. On you, on me, on ordinary citizens.

To this end, I have established the International Freedom Alliance (IFA).

We want IFA to be the shield for all those who refuse to submit to Islamic tyranny.

The mission of IFA is to stop the Islamization of non-Islamic countries and to fight for the preservation of our freedom and democracy.

We want to stand firm. We want to preserve our civilization for our children and grandchildren. Because there is nothing more precious than liberty and freedom. But it has a price. And the price can be high. Sometimes a man must give all he can.

Our political leaders may fail us. But we, my friends, we will not fail.

There is a path we shall never choose, and that is the path of submission.

This is why we say: Yes to freedom! No to tyranny!

IFA aims to be a network of resistance fighters in all the countries threatened by Islam.

Friends, I have good news from the Netherlands.

Today, the popularity of my party, the Party for Freedom, is at a high. An opinion poll published this morning shows that we have by far become the largest party in the Netherlands, with almost 20 per cent of the vote. 1 out of 5 Dutchmen would vote for the PVV today.

The policies that we stand for are also getting more popular than ever.

We want to stop all immigration from Islamic countries.

We want to stimulate voluntary re-emigration to Islamic countries.

We want to expel all criminals with dual citizenship and deprive them of their Dutch nationality.

We want to de-Islamize our nation.

Dear Friends, there is a lot of work to do. We, the defenders of freedom and security, have an historic duty.

Our generation has been entrusted with a huge task: To oppose Islam and keep the flame of liberty burning.

I say it without exaggeration: the future of human civilization depends on us. Now is a time when everyone in the West must do their duty. We are writing history here.

So, let us do our duty.

Let us stand with a happy heart and a strong spirit.

Let us go forth with courage and save freedom!

Thank you.

Geert Wilders

Here’s another great speech, this time in France and in French!


  1. Geert’s the man. Daniel Pipes is tripping over his PhD. All the intellectualization about how Islam “might” or “could” change is just silly speculation. Even if it might or could change, who’s to say that it would EVER change for the better? And what would be “better”? Also, how long would we wait for it to change for the better, ten years, fifty years, a hundred years, a thousand years? Who TH knows?! Pipes can live in his fantasy world. I’ll listen to Geert!

    1. Not to mention that Islam essentially started out the way the Islamic State is practicing it – which isn’t much different than what the Saudis are practicing, just more orderly. So, it’s not “changed” – it only gets defanged in certain places because of the pre-Islamic cultural mores and innate decency of the people whose lands it invaded.

  2. Acharya S I have much respect for your work. Be careful with this man.
    There is a dutch documentary in which it is said that he wanted to join the MOSAD when he was younger . He is working for The Tribe.. In his speeches in dutch he always talks about how wonderful the judeochristian culture is for Europe.

    1. Thanks. I know that Wilders has a fondness for “Judeo-Christian” culture, that his wife is evidently Jewish and that he loves Israel. I find none of that nearly as threatening as the Islamization of Europe, and if he draws strength from it in courageously facing down such a horrendous menace, compounded by his own foolish countrymen attacking him, so be it.

      Fortunately, Wilders also recognizing the famous Dutch humanist movement as contributing significantly to the civilization.

    2. These are excellent qualities. Israel is a marvelous nation
      and the Judeo-Christian culture is a gift to humanity. Don’t take my word for it but go see for yourself and do some more research on the question. It can only reassure you.

  3. Just passing by, I’m new here. Why do you call yourself “freethought Nation”? By Publishing the extreme rigth visions of Geert Wilders (a follower of LePen as well as of Putin) you prove that your against “freethought”. What we need is not to explain why our “neighbours” (Moslims/jews) are wrong/criminal. What we need is to explain why we are “good people” with an open hearth and invite everybody to join us.
    I’m dutch to like Wilders, but I’m ashamed about what he is doing with the heritage of Erasmus. Although I’m agnostic (you should not make a Picture of your Lord), I’d like to tell all People; “your Religion is my Religion” and if you want it, I’ll pray to your God on your behalf.

    1. Just passing by but you felt the need to impugn my and Wilders’s character? This is Freethought Nation because we are not engaged in assisting religious fanaticism but are free to think for ourselves. Insulting Wilders for being brave enough to stand up to the world’s most violent and bigoted religious ideology – which is indeed wreaking havoc in your country as well as many other parts of the world – is hardly an exercise in “freethought” or in the “heritage of Erasmus.” If you think that Erasmus would not have done the same in opposing oppressive, human-rights abusing Islam, you are sadly mistaken.

      Firstly, it doesn’t sound like you even watched his speech or read the transcript before you launched into a personal attack. What he says is spot on – he speaks facts and truth. Wilders doesn’t say anything about Jews, so why did you toss that in there? Jews are fleeing Europe because if Muslim anti-Semitism and violence towards them – that’s okay with you?

      Secondly, it is those who are defending this RIGHT-WING CONSERVATIVE RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM being spread via Middle East oil money who are not freethinkers and who are shameful in their anti-freedom behavior. The Saudis alone have spent $100 BILLION to spread fundamentalist/radical/extremist Islam all over the world – and you have no problem with that fact? Instead, you’re criticizing someone who is opposing that blatant supremacist behavior?

      Such remarks as: “(you should not make a Picture of your Lord), I’d like to tell all People; “your Religion is my Religion” and if you want it, I’ll pray to your God on your behalf” are not freethinking or particularly enlightened. On the contrary, they encourage religious fanaticism and the “picture of your Lord” remark supports both fascism and sexism.

      Wilders remains correct in opposing an ideology that teaches the below. Those who do not oppose Islamization will end up like the 25 nations that are 90-100% Muslim or the other dozen or two that are more than 50% Muslim. Islam is absolutely intolerant, and tolerating the intolerant is not only foolish but suicidal. You can’t cuddle with a Grizzly bear, and your “kumbaya” approach is childish and dangerous.

      It is beyond shameful to support and help thrive the following human-rights abuses, and there is no way the humanist Erasmus would have opposed them too, as he did with the abuses of the Catholic Church. Time to WAKE UP.


      Honor killings
      Supremacy/global domination
      Limb amputations
      Genital mutilation
      Death to apostates
      Forced conversion
      Sex slavery and rape
      Women enslavement
      Wife beating
      Child marriage/rape
      Brutality against homosexuals
      Bigotry and hatred
      Robbery and pillage
      Extortion of nonbelievers
      Persecution and/or death for blasphemy/atheism
      Animal cruelty
      Prohibition of music/singing
      Destruction of pre-Islamic antiquities


      Muslim country percentages

    2. I’m Dutch too, and I am ashamed of you, not of Geert. Geert is a visionair with the courage of a lion.

  4. Dear D. M.,
    I always are happy to visit your site.
    Because of the respect and the communityvalues I feel there.You do not sow hatred, you always go for the dialog.
    But now I have to write you from Holland.
    Because the rule: the ennemy’s of my ennemy’s are my friends.
    Not that you make any thought of ennemy’s, but please study more on the person and thoughts of Wilders.
    The man Wilders we see in Holland cannot be your friend.
    Thank you for all your intelligent respectfull studies and writings.
    From Holland,

    1. Thank you for your kind regards. I appreciate your interest, but I have to disagree with your assessment of Wilders’s character. I have heard nothing from or about him that would merit such fears and suspicions. Perhaps you should study his words more carefully and not assume you know what he is saying and what he is about. Did you even watch the speech in this article? What there are you concerned about?

      Wilders seems to be quite measured, insightful and possessing of integrity. The bad press he is getting comes from the Islamists and their leftist supporters, so I will not be paying attention to it.

  5. Oh AS,
    I totally agree with you on the dangers of the way of thinking of Religions who follow letters from other ages. So I am in discussion with the Islam and other MonoTheisticBelievers in my own country.( But also with the followers of the Churches of Ayn Rand, Ray Kurzweil and of Mark Passio ).
    This is the third warning from your Dutch sympathysants (I do not know the others, neither am I of some TheArmyOfZion on the meta-communication level).
    But when you write: “Wilders seems to be quite measured, insightful and possessing of integrity. The bad press he is getting comes from the Islamists and their leftist supporters, so I will not be paying attention to it.” The intellectuals in Holland who are able to understand your discours, will start laughing out loud (LOL).
    (May be we in Holland are all leftists. But in the culture I want to live in, is a balance between the Yang AND the Yin)
    Dear AS, I repeat: Be awake, be aware who you befriend.
    May your work bear many beautifull fruits and thank you for that,
    greetings from Holland,
    (Off topic: Please publish not in the information-monopoly of Kindle, I prefer to buy you in EPub)

    1. Thanks. I don’t take kindly to “warnings” of this sort, however.

      Mocking me by “laughing out loud” is not an intelligent rebuttal. I still see NOTHING that Wilders has said or done that merits such disparagement and character assassination. Please provide actual FACTS, rather than hyena cackling. Those cackling are not doing anything to stop the clear and present danger of Islamization, so I wouldn’t be interested in their (jealous?) opinion. Wilders, meanwhile, has been risking his life for YEARS to tackle this very serious problem, and for that he deserves respect.

      Thanks for the advice about EPub. I’ve tried uploading to Barnes & Noble, but they make it too difficult to figure out. Perhaps I’ll try again.

      1. Dear AS,
        I am very sorry. It has never been my intention to affront you.
        I did only what a friend does, to warn you when you see them take a decision which you see totally different and experience as dangerous.
        There I have done what I have to do as a friend.
        From the image thrown by Mr Wilders we just receive a different image.
        I went over this image all over again.
        In Holland, where we see a bigger package, I experience he is a danger for our community-values.
        But this is not the place for a discussion like this. And if I have a message, I have to start my own page, not to use your garden.
        I did what I had to do as a friend.
        And I wish you and all your beautiful work all the best and I thank you for it.
        From Holland,

        I will check regularly for EPub, thanks

        1. Thanks, but, again, I don’t need to be “warned.” Unless you can provide specific FACTS about how Wilders is a “danger for our community-values,” then I have nothing to be “warned” about. It doesn’t matter where one lives, as it is blatantly obvious to those who are paying attention that it is ISLAM that is a very serious danger to everyone’s community values. Attacking the one person who is not blinded to that fact is a very bad idea. It is not “friendly” to “warn” me about a brave individual who has the foresight to see that he is SAVING your community values from those who will destroy them utterly.

          Now, please take my friendly warning that you are on the wrong side of this issue. There’s a reason there are 25 countries that are 90-100% Muslim – that’s the direction all colonized countries go in, and Wilders is educated and smart enough to know that fact. It’s time for the rest Holland and Europe to wake up. Stop attacking your canaries in the coal mine – that’s just plain nonsensical and self-destructive.


          1. Dear AS,

            It is funny how Hathor speaks about Dutch intellectuals. In my opinion 98% of those intellectuals are not intellectual at all but loud mouths with a channel to publish their dogmas. The intellectuals in Holland are practically only (extreme) left wing admirers. And they consider everybody that does not appreaciate maoism, leninism and trotskism as non intellectuals.

            The funny thing is that most of those so called intellectuals are artists, creative people or other (semi)famous dutch people. Usually with little to no real education but considering themselves very smart people. Elas they dont see that their “intelligence” is usually only based on their underbelly/dogmas. And surely they describe any other view as rasist and biggot.

            Good example is the dutch actress Halina Reijn. Who tried to attack Wilders on TV after Wilders published a study that claimed 42% or Muslims in Holland rejected Western values. She basically screamed “I dont know where you get those numbers from but it is bullshit”. Only to hear Wilders rebuttal : “your own left wing newspaper redid the study and arrived at 43%”. And still she attacked him 😀

            And mind you I am not even a Wilders voter. I am actually more concurned by the left wing stupidity than about Wilders.

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