1360418007-leader-of-the-party-for-freedom-geert-wilders-to-visit-australia_1782222-e1361258269210Here’s an interview with Geert after his arrival in Australia. I’ve just learned that his appearance in Perth today was cancelled due to threats from protesters (Leftists and Muslims), but he is still scheduled to speak in Melbourne and Sydney.

QSociety, Wilder’s sponsor for this tour, writes: 

This is news we thought we’d never have to put out in Australia; but you, we and Geert Wilders are being denied a venue to meet and speak in Perth. A paid contract is being broken by the manager of reputable four star hotel, scared by the possibility of anti-democratic fringe groups holding a protest outside. 

The fear of venue managers is just too great. And when fear becomes stronger than civil courage, both the freedom to speak and the freedom to hear are denied. As Voltaire said: “If you want to know who rules over you, just find out who you are not permitted to criticize.”

The Melbourne and Sydney events are still going ahead as planned.