MP Miliband sobs, "there is no freedom to cry 'fire' in a crowded theatre" — and yet this coward has not even seen the film, so WTF is he talking about? He declares the film's contents are filled with "extreme anti-Muslim hate" — how would he know? He hasn't seen it. So he knows nothing. Who is the real bigot and the racist? It is Miliband, calling Koranic verses "extreme anti-Muslim hate".
All Wilders has done is pull — unchanged — from the Koran the verses that served to inspire pious Muslims to follow the word in their subsequent actions. Is that what Miliband calls extreme anti-Muslim hate? It's a documentary.
Miliband, this hopeless little girl, has not even seen FITNA. Neither, btw, has Miliband's Islamic overlord Lord Nazi Ahmed, a Muslim anti-semite and manslaughterer to whom the not-at-at-all-Great Britian had submitted when he demanded the film be banned. Lord Nazi said …. "This man doesn't have any respect for law." That's rich from someone who texted whilst driving and killed someone…
In the BBC video, the media vultures edit out Miliband saying he has never seen the film –– check that out here (edited)
But here is an unedited bootleg copy. Watch the very last line.
Look at what the BBC edited out — the bombshell that Miliband hadn't even seen the film that he banned. You see, they know to edit it out. They know Wilders is right. They have to slice and dice and parse Millie's worlds. They know. They choose to kill the messenger. They know Wilders is right BUT THEY COWER AND WET THEIR PANTS AND CHOOSE TO KILL THE MESSENGER SO THAT THEY MIGHT COWER IN THEIR FANTASY UNIVERSE FOR FIVE MINUTES MORE OF DECAY. They will die on their knees. Not me, my friends.
Rt Hon. Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee and now British Labour Party politician and Member of
Parliament for Leicester East, has also NOT SEEN FITNA!
Following the banning of Geert Wilders – on "public security"
grounds – the British government has been defending its decision. The BBC reports:
Foreign Secretary David Miliband told the BBC's Hardtalk: "The home secretary
made a decision on an individual case as she is required to do."
He added that the film contained "extreme anti-Muslim hate and we have very
clear laws in this country".
Mr Miliband also said: "We have profound commitment to freedom of speech but
there is no freedom to cry 'fire' in a crowded theatre."
Here's a good rule of thumb: Anybody who cites the fire-in-a-crowded-theatre
line is brain-dead and has given no thought to the matter. And any show called
"Hardtalk" worthy of the name would have called Miliband on it. Apart from
anything else, I'd wager he never goes to the theatre. ("Fancy seeing Les
Miserables?" "Good lord, man, are you insane? The place is a powderkeg.")
When I was testifying at the Ontario parliament on Monday, the chair turned to
the Liberal member for his questions and, sure enough, the very
first one out of the excitable fellow's mouth was:
Mr. David Zimmer: Mr. Steyn, there was a
well-known, indeed famous, American jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, who made a
statement in which he expressed his view of the limit on free speech in a case
in the 1930s, and I'm wondering if you agree or disagree with this statement. He
said that nobody is free to yell "Fire" in a crowded movie theatre.
Mr. Mark Steyn: Let me say this for a
start: He was upholding espionage charges against an anti-war protester. So by
his measure, thousands of Canadian liberals would have been rounded up for
protesting the war in Afghanistan.
Mr. Mark Steyn: Oliver Wendell Holmes
said that the most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man
in falsely-falsely-shouting "Fire" in a theatre. The problem with the
Human Rights Tribunal is that falsely shouting "Fire" is not at issue. It
doesn't matter whether the theatre actually is on fire, because under the Human
Rights Tribunal, truth is not a defence.
Mr. Mark Steyn: As I've tried to answer
you, I think if the theatre is on fire, you're certainly entitled to point that
out. By the way, that, as a metaphor, is simply a ludicrous metaphor. He was
talking about gaslight, 19th century theatres. By 1919, the Winter Garden on
Broadway… was an electrified theatre, and it wasn't in danger of burning down.
The metaphor is lazy and irrelevant.
A careless observer might be forgiven for concluding, from the way so many
British socialists and Canadian liberals are dependent on the already
obsolescent metaphor of a weirdo eugenicist American cracking down on anti-war
protestors in a subsequently reversed court decision, that there really are no
good arguments for state censorship.
By Joan Clements in the Hague and Christopher Hope, Whitehall Editor
Last Updated: 2:15PM GMT 13 Feb 2009
The legal action would have the backing of the Dutch Government, in a move which could aggravate the diplomatic row over the ban between London and Amsterdam.
UPDATE: Did you miss my video interview with Geert Wilders late last year?
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