In “Glenn Beck, Think Before You Preach” in Human Events today, Pamela Geller calls out Glenn Beck for smearing Geert Wilders:
Something very disturbing happened last Monday on FOX. Glenn Beck, who has, for the most part, steered clear of jihad, sharia and Islamic supremacism, put his toe in the water, and for the first time since I started fighting the long war, I got nervous.
Beck called the Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who produced the film Fitna about Islamic Koran-based violence, a fascist, and far-right.
What is Beck doing?
Why would he stigmatize Wilders this way? Wilders is the embodiment of what our founding fathers extolled. Individual rights. Freedom of speech. Not sharia law.
In the House of Lords on March 5, Wilders said:
I believe that Islam is not compatible with our Western way of life. Islam is a threat to Western values. The equality of men and women, the equality of homosexuals and heterosexuals, the separation of church and state, freedom of speech, they are all under pressure because of islamization. Ladies and gentlemen: Islam and freedom, Islam and democracy are not compatible. They are opposite values.
Was Beck saying that standing up to defend the “equality of men and women, the equality of homosexuals and heterosexuals, the separation of church and state” and “freedom of speech” is fascist?
Good question. Read it all.