The Canadian chapter of the International Free Press Society is bringing Geert Wilders to North America next week. After visiting three Canadian cities (Toronto, London, and Ottawa), on May 12 Mr. Wilders, along with Sam Solomon and Bill Warner, will appear at the Cornerstone Church in Madison, a suburb of Nashville. This event is being held under the auspices of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition.
Mr. Wilders, who initiated his discussion of “The Failure of Multiculturalism” in Rome on March 25, will continue his battle against cultural relativism and Islamization, beginning in Canada on May 8 and ending in Nashville on May 12. Canada is famous for having invented Multiculturalism under Pierre Trudeau in the late 1970s, so it will be ironic for Canadians to be lectured by Geert Wilders on this modern disease, and to receive a warning from the rising political star in the Netherlands.
Mr. Wilders will continue his lectures in Nashville, where the current legislature is contemplating “anti-sharia” legislation. Nashville’s neighboring city of Murfreesboro is famous for its battle over a planned mega-mosque. The Cornerstone Church is a large church in the Nashville area, where several thousand Christians are expected to listen to Wilders’ “Warning to America”.
The current series of IFPS-CA events is scheduled around topical issues primarily focused on freedom of speech and multiculturalism, and featuring key personnel from around the world. The itinerary:
- London, Ontario on Sunday May 8, 2011
- Toronto, Ontario on Monday May 9, 2011
- Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday May 10, 2011
- Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday May 12, 2011
As most readers know, Geert Wilders is the president of the Freedom Party (PVV) in the Netherlands, and has been a member of the Dutch Parliament since 1998. In 2010, the Freedom Party won 24 seats and Wilders became the kingmaker of minority government of Liberals and Christian-Democrats, which is supported by the PVV.
Bill Warner is the Director of the Center for the Study of Political Islam and a prominent anti-jihad activist.
Sam Solomon, a convert to Christianity and an expert on Islam and Islamic Law (Sharia) is a senior lecturer and research coordinator, a human rights activist and an advisor to British as well as European parliamentarians. He has authored a number of thought-provoking books, inncluding The Mosque Exposed, and has written many articles on Christian-Muslim relations.
For more information on these and other events, see the IFPS Canada website.