I HAVE BEEN using Google News Alerts with "Geert Wilders" as the search term for a couple of years now. That means if anything is published on the web about Geert Wilders, Google emails me a notice.
For the last month or so, Google has been sending me something about Wilders almost every day. Before that I got something maybe every other week or so, or once a month. It was pretty rare for Wilders to be in the news. Not any more.
Today, for example, I got three stories, including one from the New York Times:
Dutch Opponent of Muslims Gains Ground
New York Times
By STEPHEN CASTLE LONDON — Geert Wilders, the anti-Muslim politician who has campaigned for a tax on head scarves and a ban on the Koran, seemed poised...
Wilders to speak at New York mosque protest
Geert Wilders is to speak at the rally being held in New York on September 11 to protest at plans to build a mosque close to the site of Ground Zero...
06/08/2010 Press Review Friday 6 August 2010
Geert Wilders will be allowed to sit in on coalition talks, while conservative VVD leader Mark Rutte intends to put the Joint Strike Fighter on ice...
This is good news. Wilders has not only become an icon of the fight for freedom of speech on the world stage, his message is obviously appealing to a significant segment of the Dutch population. As a British man said in a speech recently, "Please, America, do not give up on Europe yet. Many in Europe are waking up."
Indeed they are, and Americans should not write them off. Europeans are fighting back, as you can read about here: Western Europe Fights Islamization. Americans are in this together with Western Europeans and we should fight as one against the global expansion of the third jihad.