Robert Spencer reports that Wilders is scheduled to visit Washington the week of Februrary 27, and fisks Newsweek’s weasle-y story about same:
…it is not Fitna that “depicts Islam as a religion of terrorists.” It is the jihad terrorists themselves — their own words are in the film, using Islamic texts and teachings to incite Muslims to violence. Wilders is simply reporting on this. This crucial and all-important distinction continues, for some reason, to elude most commentators,
He “claims” he was forced to go underground. I have met Wilders on several occasions, and never was he unaccompanied by a squad of bodyguards. Perhaps Hosenball and Isikoff would say he just “claims” they are bodyguards, and that Theo van Gogh only “claims” to have been murdered by an Islamic jihadist?