Muslim Congressmen Want To Block ‘Islamophobic’ Dutch Lawmaker Geert Wilders from Entering US

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller, April 28, 2015

The two Muslim members of Congress have called on two U.S. Cabinet members to block Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders from entering the U.S. because they believe he is “Islamophobic.”

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison and Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson penned a joint letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson last Thursday. Foreign Policy reported it on Tuesday.

“We write to raise our deep concern regarding the visit of Mr. Geert Wilders, a Dutch lawmaker known for perpetuating Islamophobia,” the Democratic lawmakers wrote, citing a 1998 law, the International Religious Freedom Act. The law allows the State Department to deny foreign leaders guilty of “severe violations of religious freedom” from entering the U.S.

The law has only been enforced once before, in 2005, to ban Narendra Modi, India’s current prime minister. He was accused of failing to protect Muslims during riots in 2002 in which more than 1,000 people died.

Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom, is slated to appear at several events during his trip to the U.S. On Wednesday, he will appear at two events in Washington D.C. at the invitation of Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King. One is hosted by the Conservative Opportunity Society. Texas U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert has also helped facilitate Wilders’ appearences.


But Ellison and Carson believe that Wilders’ past criticism of Islam–and he has indeed been critical–is hate speech and that it warrants him being kept out of the U.S.

“We respectfully request that the U.S. government deny Mr. Wilders’s entry due to his participation in inciting anti-Muslim aggression and violence,” wrote Ellison and Carson, the first and second Muslims to be elected to national public office, respectively. “Mr. Wilders’s policy agenda is centered on the principle that Christian culture is superior to other cultures.”


“We should not be importing hate speech.”

While noting that freedom of speech is “a bedrock principle” that distinguishes free societies from oppressive regimes, “free speech . . . is not absolute,” the letter reads.

Geller called Ellison’s and Carson’s evidence of “sharia,” or Islamic law.

“It is revealing that these Muslim congressmen would show themselves to be enemies of free speech and free discourse,” Geller told The Daily Caller. “They cannot refute Wilders and don’t dare debate him. All these little authoritarians can do is try to prevent people from hearing his message.”


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  • how about this

    One thing that always reinforces to me how dishonest our opposition is is that they have to pretend we all have psychiatric problems. They even make up new disorders, like “Islamophobia” and “transphobia.” A phobia is basically just a persistent irrational fear. Assuming they are correct that we are afraid, what is so irrational about fear of someone who threatens to harm you?

    • David Ashton

      You are so right. Homosexuality was once defined as a mental illness, now anyopposition to it is the mental illness.

      Are you objecting to having your head sliced off with a rusty blade? – you must be Islamophobic – perhaps we should crucify you instead.

      • propagandaoftruth

        The Marxists are getting scared. They sense what is coming.

        • Samuel Hathaway

          The fact that Geert Wilders is “Islamaphobic” is virtually all we need to know why he is welcome in the United States to speak.

          In fact, we need more Islamaphobia. We don’t have enough of it. A healthy sense of resistance to Islam and Muslims will keep our communities safe, livable and American in character.

          • propagandaoftruth

            It’s kind of funny. Western Marxists cannot understand how people could actually believe (for REAL) in some form of God beyond the state, thence they still see Muslims as useful idiots and allies in the big picture.

            What a tragic misapprehension.

          • EuropeanIdentity33

            Both Marxism and Islam are authoritarian dogmas that have world conquest on their minds. I can see why they like to use eachother so much.

          • NoMosqueHere

            Geert is an islamo-realist. That’s why these two black muslim so-called american congressmen want him banned. Islamophobics would be fine. But those, such as Geert, who really understand the meaning of the evil koran and its threat to humanity are not.

            And don’t expect the leftist lawyers from the American (so called) Civil Liberties Union to raise a fuss over any ban of Geert.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            Yes, having pro-Islamicists dictating who may enter the country based on their view of Islam is quite disturbing.

            When the prime Minister of Iran came to the United Nations, I thought he was a poor choice of speaker to invite into the country, but as a leader from a nation rising to power, we need to hear what he had to say. He’s a jerk, but he didn’t come with bombs strapped to his belly to bring down the United Nations building.

  • phorning

    Ellison and Carson support Muslims who engage in hate speech on a daily basis.

    “Mr. Wilders’s policy agenda is centered on the principle that Christian culture is superior to other cultures.”

    Not only is it superior to other cultures, it is the foundation of our culture. Why would we ban someone from entering our country who wants to defend our culture?

  • mobilebay

    Come on in, Mr. Wilders. You have plenty of friends here.

    • David Ashton

      “O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends.” Is the Qur’an itself “hate speech”? Congressmen of a different kidney would be well advised to quote the Qur’an and Hadith in support of Mr Wilders.

      A useful article is “Dawa: The Islamic strategy for shaping the modern world”. Email [email protected]

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  • MekongDelta69

    And I want to block all mooz-lims from coming here, and deport the ones that already are here.

    • dd121

      They say they want to kill us all. I think we should believe them. The “moderate” one become much more outspoken when they become the majority. This doesn’t seem difficult to understand.

      • InAFreeCountry

        The Armenians just marked the centennial of the Muslim Ottomans massacring 800,000 to 1.5 million Armenian Christians, and still they speak of this “Religion of Peace”. This is what happens when they have a majority, just like what’s going on with ISIS and Boko Haram. They can spare me the taqiyya, I can see right through it.

        • dd121

          It seems pretty obvious to me, too.

  • superlloyd

    Free speech cut and tailored to fit the muslim agenda. No recognition of absolute principles or the double standards being applied by these islamic hypocrites. More tactical use of western values to advance the backward, intolerant and primitive totalitarian death cult.

  • Jason Lewis

    Mr. Wilders only wants to choose people for his country under the same ideas Saudi Arabia uses. I expect Saudi Arabian leaders to be banned as well.

  • George Moriarty

    Re Ellison, I have spent a few moments looking up who and what this man is all about. He is African American, a Roman Catholic who converted to Islam. He is a champion of a lot of seemingly contradictory causes. He claims to support free speech, this should include allowing Geert Wilders to give his views.
    Mr Ellison should also be reminded of the total absence of free speech in all Muslim nations before he jumps up and down about Mr Wilders. A classic example of “free speech for me but not for thee”
    Ellison also has a poor record of financial accountability and compliance.
    Black & Muslim, a very dangerous combination.

  • Samuel Hathaway


    Earth to Congressman Ellison: We should not be importing any more hate-Muslims, who whip women like wild animals, who seek to demand Shariah Law, who disrupt our communities by building monster-sized mosques, and who have a tradition of intolerance and hate toward Jews, Christians, and other non-believers in Islam, and who strap bombs to themselves to blow up whole buildings into dust and rubble.

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    Complaining about Wilder’s opposition to Islam and calling him “anti-freedom” while at the same opposing his basic right to free speech certainly is ironic.

    • John Smith

      This never troubles Leftists, who believe they have a “greater good” on their side that trumps freedom of expression that conflicts with their beliefs.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        The myths of Communism are precisely how it spread like a metastasizing cancer through the 1970s. “Equalizing the wealth”, “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need,” “a classless society”, “eradication of poverty”, “equality for all”…. and the world fell for it.

      • Dave West

        Libtards believe in an imaginary constitutional amendment: the right for ‘victims of oppression’ not to get ones feelings hurt.

  • DaveMed

    “While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men. The hand of Ishmael will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him…

    “The precept of the koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.”

    – John Quincy Adams

  • Dave West

    Too bad Jefferson and the boys didn’t add an ‘except for muslims’ claus to the religious freedom portion of the first amendment. However, during the late 1700’s the Ottoman Empire occupied much of Eastern Europe and muslim pirates were wrecking havoc in the Mediterranean; so, of course, they never thought Congress would ever be stupid enough to allow muslim immigration into America.

  • A Freespeechzone

    We let dirty, disgusting, diseased, ignorant—no value illegals and put them ahead of Citizens and Veterans–giving them more rights and power in exchange for votes….. Their ‘free speech’ is loud, obnoxious and offensive to all Citizens—yet, we have to put up with it.

    Meanwhile, a vile, anti-Liberty muslim POS and a cowardly democrat want to ban a White Patriot?? They can’t handle the truth that islam is the scourge of the earth and unless it is ‘toned down’, it needs to literally be destroyed.

    Make NO mistake, this only puts this country closer to silencing the rest of us if this crap isn’t stopped…..

  • KenelmDigby

    ‘Je suis Charlie’.

    Remember that nonsense?

    • Nimadan

      The words the French need to learn are “Je suis Charlles Martel”.

  • rentslave

    What are these Muslims doing in MY country?

  • David Ashton

    Any thoughts on the question: why Islamophobia, but not Sikhophobia, Hinduphobia or Buddhophobia?

    • how about this

      Nobody has come up with those terms, if that is what you mean, because members of those other religions are a lot less likely to be brutal criminals. A book by Theodore Dalyrymple mentions that in the UK Hindus have lower crime rates than Sikhs, who have lower crime rates (much lower) than Muslims.

      • David Ashton

        My point exactly.

  • Light from the East

    Geert Wilders has a deep understanding of the true color of Islam. There will be no chance for Muslims to win the debate with Mr.Wilders in a logical sense. That’s why two Muslim congressmen have “Wilders-phobia”.

  • David Ashton

    Do we have any statistics on suicides among Transpeople?