Anti-Islam Party to Contest Next Election

Chip le Grand, The Australian, March 5, 2014

An anti-Islam party based on the hardline views of Dutch politician Geert Wilders plans to field candidates at the next federal election, raising fears among moderate Muslims of a rise in extremism.

Mr Wilders, an influential far-right figure expected to shape the results of this year’s European elections, told followers in a video message that the Australian Liberty Alliance was being formed to “offer civil minded Australians fresh political vision and better policies”.

Policies advocated by Wilders’ Party for Freedom include deporting immigrants convicted of a crime and stopping all immigration from Islamic countries.

“Many of you are disappointed by current political parties and have had enough of politicians who sell our Western civilisation,” Mr Wilders said in his video. “Like you, good people in Europe, America, Canada have had enough of politicians who don’t share our values and foolishly declare all cultures are equal, and who lack the courage to speak the truth and say that Islam is the biggest threat to freedom today.”

Australian Liberty Alliance was registered as a not-for-profit business last month by Debbie Robinson, the president of the Q Society, an anti-Islam think tank that was responsible for bringing Mr Wilders to Australia last year. The party will be headquartered in Western Australia and is expected to be launched by Mr Wilders early next year. It is yet to be registered as a political party with the Australian Electoral Commission.

Ms Robinson said she intended to stand as a candidate.

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia spokesman Keysar Trad urged Muslims to ignore the fledgling party, warning it would “galvanise hardliners” on both sides of the debate.

“The extremists within our community love to see something like this,” Mr Trad said. “All this does is create further division.”

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson said despite Australia’s implied constitutional protection of political speech, any party had a responsibility not to “inflame prejudice”.

“Australia had Hansonism and saw it for its shallowness and flaws, and I think people will see exactly the same thing with Wilders,” Mr Wilson said.

Q Society spokesman Andrew Horwood said the party would have no formal relationship with either the Q Society or Mr Wilders.

He said the party would be secular, conservative and campaign openly against Islam. “Australia is a different country to The Netherlands but we will be absolutely fearless in saying we don’t believe Islam is good for this country,” Mr Horwood said.

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  • Martel

    If they successfully market themselves as an initiative of Geert Wilders and connect his message to the issues Australians face with Muslim immigrants they might do well.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    What are Muslims doing in Australia? There shouldn’t be any Muslims in Australia. The country’s immigration policy is a disgrace and those who aided and abetted the Muslim colonization of Australia are disgusting traitors, every last one of them.

    • 1stworlder

      Bypassing 40+ muslim nations where they would have to work to eat.

    • Lagerstrom

      Our overgrown university activists (that is, our current leaders) just love moo-slims and particularly love gays. All you hear about via the media down here is how hard done by refugees (asylum seekers) are and the ‘gay’ agenda.
      The more tedious it gets, the more likely the possibility of some sort of wake-up call. Let us hope so.

      • joesphx

        The same story in America and I’ll say if we were to discuss with traditional Brits or almost any traditional white Christians in any country in Europe, the same would be told. All of Western society has been corrupted, hijacked and laid defenseless by similar fifth columnist movements.

  • Spartacus

    “Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson said despite Australia’s implied
    constitutional protection of political speech, any party had a
    responsibility not to “inflame prejudice”.

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    Yes, “prejudice” is the problem…

  • NoMosqueHere

    All muslims should be expelled from Australia, Israel, Europe, and the U.S. Islam is inconsistent with republican values. They must go.

  • John K

    Geert Wilders is a good man. I wish we had a politician like him in America.

    • Long Live Dixie

      Geert Wilders is a mixed-race Zionist. He is partially of Indonesian descent. He is even worse than the average Zionist. He is positively in love with Israel. I believe that he cares much more for Israel than for the Netherlands or any other Teutonic land.

      • IstvanIN

        He makes me leery as well. He isn’t pro-Christian and don’t even think he is particularly pro-white. The bleached hair looks ridiculous and creeps me out. He isn’t loyal to his monarch, he wants a republic, probably so he can be president.

      • NoMosqueHere

        Zionism means the jewish people should have a homeland. I would think that nazis would support a homeland for the jews and encourage them to emigrate there. Or would you prefer to kill the jews instead?

        • Long Live Dixie

          Zionism means the jewish people should have a homeland.

          Zionism means the Jewish people should have a homeland and continue lording it over Europe and the New World. Like all political Zionists, Wilders does not just think the Jews should have a homeland. He has lived in Israel, he has travelled there 40 times, and he has made statements that show his extreme adoration for Israel and Jewry. I have never heard him speak as glowingly about Netherlanders as I have heard him speak about Israelis. In fact, he’s made the same preposterous argument that you made: that Israel is the first line of the West’s defence against Islamic expansion. Like you, he totally neglected the facts that Israel supports Islamic expansion and opposes Europe’s attempts to defend against Islamic expansion.

          I would think that nazis would support a homeland for the jews and encourage them to emigrate there.

          “Nazis” lol. You use the “Nazi” slur just as casually as the SPLC and the ADL do. To a Jew-fawner, anyone whom you don’t like is a “Nazi”.

          As for their homeland in Israel, the issue here is that they are not emigrating there. They live by the millions in Europe and North America. Meanwhile, their Jewish homeland is propped up by billions of dollars of non-Jewish money and military equipment. A second issue relates to the military equipment. Europe and America have provided them with so much advanced weaponry that they could be a very serious threat to a European country that becomes nationalistic.

      • John K

        But isn’t he for kicking the Muslims out? I thought he was pro-white, or at least he was portrayed as a nationalist when I read about him; I wish I could remember where I read it.

        • Long Live Dixie

          But isn’t he for kicking the Muslims out?

          He wants to pay them to leave and even then he’s talked favourably of them staying as long as they renounce Islam. He is definitely not pro-white. In fact, he may not even be considered white at all. I’m not sure how distant his Indonesian blood is.

          He opposes more genuinely nationalistic parties like France’s Front National (which itself is on the moderate side, in my opinion). His main issue, by far, is Islam not race or nation.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Geert Wilders has a shot at becoming Holland’s next PM. That would be a great victory for western civilization and a significant defeat for Islam.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      We’re going to need more than just a Geert Wilders to clean up the 3rd world immigration mess in the US. For that gargantuan task, we’ll need a Mussolini or even a Hitler.

  • Long Live Dixie

    I suggest you reconsider. Wilders is not a nationalist at all. He opposes Islam – the religion of the invaders, not their race – because they are a threat to Western liberalism and to Jews in particular. Real Dutch nationalists want nothing to do with Wilders.

  • MBlanc46

    Good on ’em.

  • jackryanvb

    Dutch Liberal leaders, artists like Geert Wilders, Pym Fortyn and Theo Van Gogh are outstanding.

    Why can’t we Anglo Americans, Brits have any Liberal Left folks on our side?

  • jackryanvb

    Make them drink Fosters beer, if they refuse…

    Deport.

  • jackryanvb

    Here’s an area where we can get dumb [email protected] Texans to take our side.

    Muslims forbid eating BBQ pork and drinking beer.

    Even dumb [email protected] Texans can understand that this is “us vs them”

  • itdoesnotmatter

    “The extremists within our community love to see something like this,” Mr Trad said.

    Is it my sensitive muzzie radar, or is this a threat?

  • Lagerstrom

    They need us, we certainly don’t need them.

  • IstvanIN

    Maybe they are starting to realize that a free/hippie/liberal society and non-Dutch/non-White immigration are incompatible.

  • joesphx

    Good thing Australia took all of the firearms from its law abiding citizens otherwise where would the muslims and other minorities get their guns! Yes we know that the confiscated firearms were destroyed or were they?

  • Coral Rose

    “Australia is a different country to The Netherlands but we will be absolutely fearless in saying we don’t believe Islam is good for this country,” Mr Horwood said.

    We need more politicians like this in the US, but until our culture wakes up from it’s guilt trip about Islam they’ll just be treated like pariahs anyway.