AMAZING! Geert Wilders survives speaking engagements at TWO liberal American universities

FREE SPEECH LIVES. Protesters, but no terrorists greeted anti-Islamist, Dutch MP Geert Wilders, at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Amid a firestorm of contention, several hundred people heard Geert Wilders, a controversial Dutch parliamentarian, speak last night at Temple University. During his approximately 30-minute speech, Wilders called the Quran “an evil book” and said that the United States was facing Islamization.

A question-and-answer session was cut short, and Wilders was escorted out of the lecture hall after some students began shouting insults at him. Before the speech, held in Anderson Hall, more than 50 protesters had denounced the appearance of Wilders at the school.

Members of All Sides, an organization that seeks to promote peace between Israel and Palestinians, held pink pom-poms and shouted, “Hey Hey, HO, HO, this racist bull—-‘s got to go.” (Profound!)

Standing next to them with signs decrying Wilders’ views were members of the Student Senate, Democratic Socialists and the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. (Ah yes, the feminists who are clueless as to how Islam treats women)

“Wilders speaks out about free speech while at the same time banning the Quran,” said Megan Chialastri, vice president of All Sides. “Banned books are not free speech and there is no way around that,” Chialastri said.

“This is hate speech at its core,” said Monira Gamal-Eldin, president of the Muslim Students Association. (What a surprise)

Inside the auditorium, after going through rigorous security checks, students assembled to hear the Dutch politician speak. Brittany Walsh, president of the student group Purpose, which had invited Wilders, introduced his 17-minute short film, Fitna – Arabic for disagreement and division among people – in which passages from the Quran are juxtaposed with newspaper clippings and video showing or describing violent acts by Muslims.

Wilders, 46, emerged after the film, flanked by a security detail which he said made him feel as if he was not free but which has been necessary because of numerous threats on his life.

Before he was escorted out, the last student allowed to address Wilders said: “Clearly fascism wasn’t defeated, because if it was, a genocide-loving racist clown like you still wouldn’t have anything to say.” (Clearly this fascist oughta know about clowns)

As the audience filed out of the auditorium, two Temple students offered their reactions to Wild-ers’ visit. “I’m proud,” said Jonas Skovdal. “I think it’s a big win for humanity that people stood up to him in there.” “It was a good experience,” said Brian Wisnieski. “What he said was definitely negative, but it was a good experience that he came.” Philly Daily News

Even more amazing, Wilders’ appearance at far left Columbia University in NYC was uneventful.

NEW YORK – Dutch right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders warned of the growing threat of Islamization to America in an address before a low-key audience at Columbia University Wednesday.

Wilders, who has outraged Muslims by comparing the Quran to Adolf Hitler‘s “Mein Kampf” and calling for an end to Muslim immigration to the Netherlands, spoke to around 150 students and invited guests at a campus event sponsored by the Columbia College Republicans. He decried the spread of Islam throughout Europe and warned that “it’s already rearing its head in America.”

The event did not draw expected protesters such as those who met Wilders at Temple University inPhiladelphia on Tuesday. The Columbia audience was mostly respectful, although one audience member called Wilders a “clown” and another an “idiot.”

“There are radicals within our community that we need to deal with, but the solution he’s presenting is not the way to go,” said Berk Koca, 21, a Turkish-American senior and practicing Muslim. “It’s completely wrong to characterize a religion by it’s violent fundamentalists,” said 19-year-old Hannah Loymon, a sophomore. NEWSDAY

Sadly, Wilders does have to travel with the equivalent of a Secret Service detail wherever he goes.

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