Translated by: Manal Samhat
Google has deactivated the islamsticker@gmail Gmail account of the Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, who was using it to spread his anti-Islam stickers. The deactivation was probably prompted by the many complaints Wilders’ anti-Islam initiative had prompted.
It was the politician himself who reported via Twitter on Boxing Day that his account had been closed. “Unbelievable; Google just blocked the account. It seems Mohammed Rabbae’s complaint was successful,” he tweeted. Rabbae had complained at Google that Wilders was abusing its service.
His complaint –on behalf of the National Council of Moroccans- had been among many complaints that were lodged against Wilders after he came out with his anti-Island sticker a week ago; it read “Islam is a lie. Mohamed is a criminal. The Koran is poison.”
The politician claimed the sticker was not meant as an action against Muslims as the majority of people of this faith is not violent. He has since launched a new account where people may order his sticker.
Wilders views regarding Islam are infamous as he described the Holy Quran as a fascist book and called for banning it.
In addition, in 2008, Wilders released a 15-minute documentary accusing the Quran of inciting violence.
When will this wave of Islamophobia end? The Western anti-Islamic campaigns are intensifying day by day. The late Religious Authority, His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) said that Certain Western administrations have claimed that they do not hold any grudges against Islam since it constitutes a respectable religion. However, they do not want to unveil their hostility to Islam, knowing that if one reviews the objective realities, they clearly reveal that these administrations are hostile to Islam.
Moreover, His Eminence considers that the Muslim ought to work hard to gain the people in the West. He ought to study well how to penetrate and open up to them and improve the political and cultural discourse he addresses them with, until eventually, he can attract them…
[Extracted from the book: Tahadiyat Al-Mehjar, “The challenges of the Immigration countries”]