Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Night with Geert Wilders in New York City

Tonight I had the tremendous privilege of attending a private screening of the film, Fitna and a dinner reception with Geert Wilders. It was quite an evening!

It was held at a residence in Manhattan. The small group of about twenty people [plus security] created an intimate and comfortable atmosphere. Mr. Wilders was very down-to-earth and approachable. He said a lot of good things about America and our freedoms.

He talked about many things, including the charges that he is facing back in the Netherlands as well as the extradition attempt to be tried in Jordan for 'insulting Islam'. This is a man who is undaunted. He carries a tremendous amount of spirit despite living with a death sentence on his head issued not only by al Quaida but any and every other lunatic out there with a sword to grind.

This is a very courageous man. Someone who believes in something greater than himself.

We watched Fitna, then there was a Q&A session.
I was lucky to be able to get a few comments and a couple of questions in. I asked him if he had any thoughts on what his long view was regarding the Islamization of Europe in the next fifty to one hundred years. He had a far away look for a moment then smiled and said that he wasn't a prophet. He added that he's an optimist. I asked him which of the countries in Europe were in the most advanced stages of Islamization. He paused for a second then together we listed them all and to him they all seemed to be about the same. "All of them." He said, "Only in Eastern Europe is there a difference."

Here are my short videos of the Q&A.

UPDATE: Here is the full 55-minute video of the Q&A
courtesy of The Silent Majority


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am envious of you.

Now what do you want in order to allow me in on a meeting like this? You want money? Cake? Name your price!

Just kidding. Except the part about me being envious of you.

February 25, 2009 1:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geert is more American than some of us Americans!
The yellow tie with blonde...something fierce.

February 25, 2009 1:10 AM  
Blogger Carlos Echevarria said...

You are very lucky indeed...

I love Geert, I was in Holland last Feb right before it was released.

Thanks for posting the pics, they are truly awesome.

They should give Geert the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but of course with the Muslim interloping charlatan in the WH that would never happen...

February 25, 2009 2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mr wilders was banned from britain by the treacherous communist gov:the same have brought to Britain many known terrorists!the latest one is highly suspected of killing American and british soldiers in Afghanistan! the people of Britain wante to hear what he had to say!Lord AHmed (how he bacame a lord only money knows)he said"he would bring onto the streets of London 10.000 muslims!if the gov;watched his film!this esteemed politician was treated like a criminal!The real criminal(terror Suspect)treated like a hero! Shame on the British Gov;

February 25, 2009 3:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

support wilders-pedition

February 25, 2009 4:37 AM  
Blogger Stefano di Pastena said...

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February 25, 2009 4:54 AM  
Blogger Stefano di Pastena said...

Matt, can you share your envy with me?? Congratulations to all of you who made this meeting! USA must stand with Geert!

February 25, 2009 4:56 AM  
Blogger BabbaZee said...


I'm reposting it at my place

February 25, 2009 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome! I love Geert Wilders (no homo)! God how refreshing is it to hear a leader proclaim Islam is dangerous and needs to be eliminated from our midst.

Its something I've known since 9/11 and I was very solitary in my views but 8 years later, we have pro-freedom, anti-Islamists everywhere...let's keep it up, unite the West and let's rid the world of this 7th century barbaric death cult.

February 25, 2009 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add another to the envious column! Good job UI!

February 25, 2009 2:14 PM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

Thanks everyone. It was an incredible night alright! How lucky to have an opportunity to not only hear Mr. Wilders in person, but to be able to shake his hand, thank him and share my thoughts.

I have a longer video coming up of the entire Q&A, so please check back.

February 25, 2009 8:01 PM  
Blogger Dag said...

You do us all a good service putting up the snap-shots of Wilders "as he is." He's a different looking man this way, personal and real. Those few people here in Vancouver who now of him often start frothing at the mention of his name, the usual idiot cliche about him spewing out, and those utterly damning associations of him with Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant! Until one meet these people or unles one is a normal person in the firt place, it must be simple to distort in the mind the actual figure till he's a monster. Your snaps make Wilders look pretty normal even to-- I'll risk this-- the average leftard.

I'm going to post your work at my blog too. You've done a great job. Thanks.

Give my regards to Broadway.

February 27, 2009 4:47 PM  
Blogger Winston said...

Great photos. I am your new fan

March 02, 2009 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get the distinct impression that Mr. Wilders is rather tall. In fact he appears to be towering over not just the women, but everyone!

So how tall is he?

March 03, 2009 4:18 PM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

Matt-- He is very tall. Has to be at least 6 ft. 4 in.

A very nice man. So glad to have been able to meet him in that setting. Things like this don't come along very often.

March 04, 2009 6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're amazing UI, excellent work! What a great experience that must have been. I'm so glad you got to go. Mr. Wilders is certainly one of the biggest saviors of Western Civilization. You and Atlas are infidel heroes as well, and I'm very proud of you both.

Defending your life and culture is not racist or xenophobic.
FREE Partij voor de Vrijheid! The Koran shouldn't be banned. Mein Kampf isn't a 'Holy Book', but it shouldn't be banned either, but you should be able to criticize it and the idiots who agree with it.

As many sane people know, Geert Wilders is NO racist. He is simply against out-of-control immigration; and against immigrants who won't assimilate; and the ones who beat Gays and rape non-Muslim women for not being covered up. He is also very much against the ones who kill their own daughters and sisters for their 'family honor'.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't criticize religions

just use Christian words
substitute for Islam's words

here's an absurd thought -
your Supreme God knew
Jesus as a pedophile

and a raping terrorist
converting slaves by the sword
Muslims are not a 'race' anyway, they are followers of a religion/ideology and its Sharia Law. Most Muslims aren't even Arabs, which by the way, is also not a 'Race'.

But their duty is, according to their Koran, to spread Sharia law over the whole Earth. It might take 100-200 years, if they succeed.

Is that the kind of world we want for our great-grand childrens' great-grand children? A Taliban Planet? I bet not. Muslims are the biggest victims of Islam. Wilders is NOT against Muslims, he is against Islamic Fundamentalism.

We all should read the Koran, but be careful, for some strict Islamists prohibit non-Muslims from having or holding one. Also, it is only 'official' in Arabic, and some Muslims say Non-Muslims can't understand it. I wonder why.

This is BIG, this is REAL BIG! SPREAD THE WORD to the world everyone! The EU Mandarins have crossed the line! If this goes to court, how much more of the public will become aware of this tyranny?
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. If there is no freedom of speech, then there can be no real freedom.

The Christians and Jews don’t riot when somebody makes fun of Christ or Jews. People must learn to be civilized, and held to account when they are not. Muslims included.

Geert Wilders is a hero spreading the painful truth. He MUST be protected!
here's an absurd thought -
your Supreme God says
Christians are a race

who love the Jewish race
and the peaceful Buddhist race

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
Sharia Law for ALL

submit to glorious life
slavery and servitude

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw self-defense

exposing violent crimes
shall be deemed hate speech

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
decide to change your race

just simply change religions
your religion is your race
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
Film 'Fitna' Spreads Across World
'Fitna' Film Post in Arabic
Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
Visit HaltTerrorism.com


March 05, 2009 1:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I admire Geert Wilders and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, their rhetoric ["Defend the secular humanist Enlightenment values of a post-Christian Europe]"] are identical with that of Maryam Namazie, the Iranian Communist who organized the "Anti-Sharia" rally in London. Hirsi Ali and Namazie are even, unfortunately, old allies.

The objectives of the "Anti-Sharia" rally were:

- Support "so-called Muslim immigration"

- "Organise and stand up to anti-immigrant legislation and parties."

- "Defend universal and citizenship rights for everybody."

- Combat "the right-wing brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine."

- Combat "organisations like Jihad Watch and the Horowitz Freedom Center which has an ‘Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week’ and rattles off facts about women under Islam so that it can help promote the neocon agenda of bombing people into ‘liberated’ swamps like Iraq. These groups have ‘difficulty with the concept of moderate Muslim’"

In other words they support Jihad, cultural relativism and the New World Order of secular supranational One World Government ruled according to Marxist Dogma. [Yes, even though their propaganda states that they oppose dogmas, cultural relativism, New World Order, freedom, democracy and "Islamism" -- Muslims and Communists are both inherently dishonest, and the combination is toxic.]

This is why I seriously doubt that people like Wilders can have any effect on the Islamization of Europe.

Personally, I'd like everyone to turn to Christ.

Failing that, I predict that mass and multiple civil war is inevitable in Europe.

March 09, 2009 11:52 PM  
Blogger Dag said...

Pass God and praise the ammunition.

March 10, 2009 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"mr wilders was banned from britain by the treacherous communist gov:the same have brought to Britain many known terrorists!" (Probably my favourite post)

You people are a pack of far right wing reactionaries who barely have the intelligence to comprehend your hypocrisy. No intelligent comments here, just hysterical claptrap like that above. YAWN.

March 19, 2009 5:49 AM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

It is too bad my hours prevent me from seeing some of this in NYC.

March 22, 2009 11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great reporting Urban Infidel.

June 20, 2009 8:21 PM  
Blogger Fröken Sverige said...

Hi there!

Geert Wilders was in Copenhagen last sunday again. He was in great group av persons: Diane West, Ann Fishman ,Wafa Sultan on more...

Here is little about that on day-conference.


And listen to his speech!


You will find videos with Wafa, Diane och Ann here:


All the best!


June 21, 2009 4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May Geert Wilders and others like him be given strength to overcome the cancer of Islam.

December 29, 2012 5:48 AM  

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