“Firenze: Anke Van dermeersch ontvangt de Oriana Fallaci Award”
Gisterenavond vond in Firenze de XII Memorial Oriana Fallaci plaats. Oriana Fallaci was een Italiaanse journaliste en schrijfster die wereldwijde bekendheid kreeg door haar oorlogsverslaggeving en haar interviews met wereldleiders in de jaren 60, 70 en 80, waaronder de Palestijnse leider Yasser Arafat en de Iraanse Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Tijdens haar interview met de Iraanse Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, wierp ze de chador die ze moest dragen af en viel ze de verplichte islamitische sluierdracht voor meisjes en vrouwen aan.
Fallaci werd later ook bekend wegens haar felle islamkritiek en de islamkritische boeken die ze schreef, met name ‘De woede en de trots’ en ‘De kracht van de rede’. Haar boeken werden vertaald in 21 talen en ze ontving diverse prijzen voor haar geschriften en haar moed. Oriana Fallaci overleed op 15 september 2006, gisteren exact 12 jaar geleden.
Naar jaarlijkse traditie werd gisterenavond in Firenze ter ere van Fallaci de Oriana Fallaci Award uitgereikt. Dit jaar werd die in ontvangst genomen door Antwerps gemeenteraadslid, senatrice, Vlaams volksvertegenwoordiger, schrijfster en islamcritica Anke Van dermeersch. Meer informatie en het precieze programma vindt u hier.
De speech van Anke Van dermeersch – getiteld ‘The Europe we do not want’
= > Ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you all for the warm welcome that you have given me and my colleagues, Mr. Filip Dewinter and our spokesman Sam Van Rooy.
For those who do not know me yet, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Anke Van dermeersch and I was first elected Belgian Senator in 2003 and re-elected ever since.
I’m also a City Councilor in my home town Antwerp and member of the Flemish parliament for the political party Vlaams Belang. I wrote 2 books about Islam, specifically for women.
I ‘m very grateful for your recognition, because politicians, writers and intellectuals who warn of the danger of Islam are not only physically threatened by Muslims but also opposed by European governments.
It is therefore wonderful that with the Oriana Fallaci award a counterweight can be given by honoring people who take care of our European and national cultural heritage, which is threatened by Islamic terrorism, cultural relativism and anti-Western Islamic propaganda.
The voice of Oriana Fallaci still sounds to this day, as clear as that of my predecessors, who, like me today, were presented with this recognition, such as Geert Wilders and Filip Dewinter.
I have a special admiration for women who dare to raise their voices against the Islam, such as Oriana Fallaci or, for example also Brigitte Bardot, because in these times of terrorism the limits of free speech are no longer determined by the laws, but by what Muslims consider acceptable. And as everyone knows, women are always and everywhere the first victim of the Islamization of a society.
The journalistic work of Oriana Fallaci is a great source of inspiration for me, especially the two spectacular interviews with Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the former shah of Persia and his successor Ayatollah Khomeini. Both Muslims claimed to rule based on visions they received from their God, Allah and from Muhammad, the founder of the medieval and barbaric Islamic ideology.
The interviews of Oriana Fallaci expose the dangers of Islam and Islamism. Her later work exposes the systematic negation of these dangers by the politically correct elite.
Many Europeans have already adjusted their behavior to the mass immigration of Muslims. They appease their conscience and condone the self-censorship they have already imposed as dialogue and respect.
I do not participate in that. I have the courage and pride to speak on behalf of the many silent European women who look sadly at how dangerous their environment has become due to the Islamization, while the political elite sells their land, their social system and moral values.
Islamophobia is no longer the ‘fear of Islam’, but has become the ‘fear of speaking freely about the problems Islam causes’. Politicians are macho’s with words, but when it comes to Islam, they are too afraid to name the problems, let alone eradicate them powerfully.
I am proud to join in the line of people who have already received the Oriana Fallaci award, because each laureate represents resistance, resistance to Islam terror that Europe has suffered for some time now. The time of embracing, burning candles, sobbing and turning the other cheek is over.
Belgium as an example of the Europe we don’t want
As a former Miss Belgium I have seen Belgium change and I have the right to express my dissatisfaction, without being accused of racism or xenophobia. There must be a democratic debate about whether or not we allow migration. There must be a democratic debate about whether the mass migration brought us wealth or poverty.
It is not correct that the government is allowed to spread propaganda about their passivity towards mass immigration and that it is constantly allowed to repeat the wrong diagnosis about the ailing of our Western society by Islamist terrorism, and that we are not allowed to answer.
As a former Miss Belgium, fortunately I have a political forum to talk about Belgium and Western society. A society where freedom and equality reigned until the multicultural revolution.
Islam terrorism makes no distinction between the different countries of Europe, between politically correct or so-called racist parties, Islam only knows the difference between Muslims and non-Muslims. The terror of Islam will be there as long as you, unbeliever, are there.
Currently, there is a growing flow of people from Africa and the Middle East to Europe, most of them muslims.
Multiculturalists claim that migration is a human right and that allowing migrants into Europe is a humane gesture. They lose sight of the fact that it is simply impossible for Europe to help the approximately 2.2 billion people in the world who live in poverty.
This would have a devastating effect on the European society and our social system would immediately collapse.
The delusions of ‘world citizenship’ and ‘multi culture’ play an important role in the decline of Europe.
The multicultural ideology assumes that different civilization standards and levels can live peacefully with each other on the same territory. However, history has already proven that this always leads to bloody clashes after which one culture, the dominant one, gets the upper hand over the weakest.
The multicultural society will never exist. Millions of human lives have already been destroyed and still peoples, races, civilizations and cultures collide. And all this despite the multicultural propaganda machine, political correctness and affirmative action.
More than 3 million people living in my country have immigration background, on a population of 11.2 million. In addition, there is a disturbing increase in the number of Muslims due to a higher birth rate.
In Belgium 52 parliamentary seats (8.4%) are currently hold by inhabitants with a foreign background and there are also 2 ministers (3.7%) with a foreign origin.
The arrival of other peoples to Europe endangers our democratic system, because it poses a large and dangerous loyalty problem on an ethnic-sociological level as well as military.
Mass migration undermines our culture and identity
All European armies have incorporated the resident aliens in Europe and these are mostly Muslims.
Now a days we defend ourselves on high technological level, but these means are only effective for military operations. We do not defend our culture and our identity as Europeans at all at the moment.
Europeans became lazy. There is an increasing alienation with loss of our morals and a failing political elite who only concentrates on its privileges, luxury and decadence.
Europe has a political elite that only cares about its own power rather than the welfare of the people.
One of the key elements that serve to speed up the decline of Europe is the demographic and ethnic downturn.
In Europe we are currently undergoing a depopulation, which the political elite tries to counter by importing on a massive scale people from the Middle East and Africa, instead of adapting a better family policy.
The United Nations gave in 2000 birth to the idea of mass immigration into Europe in its report ‘Economical Replacement Migrations’.
According to this report no less than 135 million immigrants from Africa, the Middle-East and Asia would be needed in Europe in the 21st century to save it from the dramatic demographical evolution it’s undergoing.
The European Union is also in favor of mass economical immigration, although the employment rate in many European countries is hardly 65%. As a result, the army of people benefiting from our social system grows rapidly and the European disappears in the mass Africans and Muslims.
Demographic figures in Western Europe predict no good. The European-Muslim fertility rate of 2.2 is much higher than the native-European. These are very significant differences, which combined with immigration have disastrous consequences for the Europeans.
Within a few decades the modal European will be extinct.
As long as the population explosion is not stopped, we are fighting a losing battle. Even if we open the gates of Europe, we can not absorb the surplus population of Africa and the Middle East.
This has also dramatic socio-economic consequences. There is a demographic time bomb ticking in Europe and no one is talking about it.
Two generations ago Western Europeans were still 10% of the world’s population, at present we are 7.1% and by 2025 this will be 5%.
There is a creeping ongoing genocide on the European.
Women and children first
The well-being of a people can be measured by the position of women and the welfare of their children. Unfortunately, we – women – in Europe are not doing well.
The Islamization of Europe goes fast. As the President of the organization Women Against Islamization.org I fight already for many years against this Islamization, because women and children are always the first victims of Islam.
Islam is entirely in contradiction with common human rights. The Sharia, or Islamic law, denies especially women personal free choice, imposes the inequality of the sexes, exhibits absolute intolerance against dissidents and promotes inhuman punishments. Females in the Islamic communities of Europe, are systematically discriminated, oppressed and molested. With respect to the treatment of women, Islam is synonymous to humiliation and discrimination.
Due to the continues inflow of non-Western immigrants and asylum seekers as well as the islamization of Europe, new kinds of criminal facts were also imported.
Along with Islam, savage practices such as honor killings, forced marriage, polygamy and female genital mutilation were introduced into our society.
Especially young girls and women are now victims of crimes we did not have in Europe until the mass migration started.
There are every year more than 200 cases of female genital mutilation in my country.
Probably more then 13.000 women in Belgium are already mutilated. ‘Probably’ because it’s a secret crime which is only reported when things go wrong.
There is a rape every 2 to 3 days. The number of group rapes increased also drastically.
In Europe we know since the mass immigration also ‘grooming’-practice. Islamic gangs (especially Pakistanis and Somalis) bring non-Muslim underage girls under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and make them victims to sexual abuse, exploitation and prostitution.
These ‘grooming’-practices and group rapes of European girls and woman by Muslims have everything to do with the woman hate culture that Islam is.
In addition to rape we suffer also often harassment when just walking in the street or swimming in a public swimming pool. Sure, there are also European men who harass, molest or rape girls or women, and far too much, but with the tsunami of Muslim asylum seekers we experience now foremost the typical jihad-rape culture and the insecurity of girls and women in our society increase exponentially.
My organization ‘Women Against Islamization’ is mainly active on the new media such as the internet, Twitter and Facebook.
We are a collective of resilient women who oppose the left-wing immigration politics and the Islamization of Europe that comes along with it.
Because we do not have sufficient means, we make talked-about campaigns and actions to spread our warnings, messages and solutions.
Our burqini poster, on which you see a lady wearing a bikini and a burqa at the same time, went viral around the globe. Another successful poster, the legs poster on which different gradations of islamization are shown, was prohibited by court because the shoe brand did not like it. Of course this made the poster even more interesting and it is still very successful on the internet where courts still have no grip. Of course, resilient as we are, we also printed a new version of the poster with yellow shoe soles.
We are a group of women with a wide range of trainings and occupations. When something nauseates us, we come in action.
Our actions are differ from demonstrations to silent vigils, from dangerous stunts to dress a statue with a burqa, to the hugging of animals to protest against Barbarian halal slaughter, from interviews in glossy magazines to parliamentary work.
I am by training a lawyer and legislation is my kind of thing.
I am the architect of Europe’s burqa ban. In 2004 I wrote and introduced the burqa ban law in the Belgian Senate, which later on served as the basis for all other burqa ban laws in other European countries. The last one for now who introduced my burqa ban was Denmark.
I’m very proud of this achievement.
Actually, all the work which was already done by my organization ‘Women Against Islamization’ makes me proud and as you can see we did make already a lot of campaigns, showing in beautiful images, what we warn about.
In this erea of internet images are important, but we do try also to spread our message on a profound way with lots of arguments.
In this respect I wrote a book: “Neither Whore nor Slave—Women and Islam”
My book provides not only information about the influence of Islam on the lives of women in Europe, but after each theoretical chapter, ordinary women, mothers and daughters, from the most diverse walks of life, talk in interviews about their lifes and how this was already marked by the Islam and the Islamization.
In the book I warn for the Islamization of our European society. Behind the niqab, behind these bars you can see me on the cover of my book.
And that is exactly the story I wanted to tell. What stories are already hiding behind this typical image? And above all, what are the risks for Western women like me to also end up behind such a niqab, to end up in a textile jail?
In essence, the title of my book is that what Islam stands for in respect to women. Women are seen as slaves or if they don’t follow the Islamic rules, whores or hookers.
According to the Islam:
Women who do not wear a veil are hookers.
Women who dress Western are hookers.
Women who go swimming in the company of men are hookers.
In short, everything that we women consider as normal in our Western society, is prohibited by the Islamic rules for women.
Islam does not want ‘whores’, but slaves. That’s the only role in the Islamic world reserved for women. Women trapped at home, locked in a burqa as incubator to supply fighters for the jihad. That’s the only role that is played by women in an Islamic society.
“Allah does not like women.”: These are the first words you’ll find in the book… If only it was published in English.
Unfortunatly it is at this moment only for sale in Dutch, my native language, and German.
Turning the tide: stand up for our identity!
Forced and arranged marriages, head scarves and burqas, oppression and discrimination of women, polygamy, paedophile targeting of pubescent girls from other communities, female genital mutilation but also ritual slaughter of animals, are the hate crimes that we European undergo at the moment.
It’s time to reject the absurd idea that it is “intolerant” to name, criticise and oppose such evils.
It is time to stop the renunciation of our own identity. Time to stop capitulating to multiculturalism! We need to wake up, pay attention and take action to defend the foundations which made us what we are and on which we once built a world Empire: our classic Roman and Greek heritage, Christianity, Humanism and Enlightenment.
It is possible to turn the tide. And there is hope!
In France, Germany, Holland, England, Italy, Hungary and other European countries, right wing, patriotic parties like my party Vlaams Belang are very successful in the elections.
Now is the time to return to the path of a strong, self-confident, identitarian Europe. This is a great task, an historical challenge which our generation is both challenged and privileges to rise to meet.
It is the crusade of our times, to which we must dedicate our lives, following the example of so many of the best of our ancestors. Awareness, militancy and clarity of purpose, are the keys to winning this fight for a future for Europe and our children.
Anke Van dermeersch.”