Dutch lawmaker brings his crusade against Islam to conservative confab
Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders brought his crusade against the Islamic religion to Denver last weekend, warning an audience at the Western Conservative Summit that Europe and the United States are vulnerable to an insidious takeover by what he termed a â€śdangerous, totalitarian ideologyâ€ť masquerading as a religion.
â€śIf we do not stop the Islamization, we will lose everything: our identity, our culture, our democratic constitutional state, our freedom, and our civilization,â€ť Wilders told an audience of roughly 1,000 gathered in the main ballroom at the downtown Hyatt Regency Denver on Saturday. The annual summit, in its third year, is sponsored by the Lakewood-based Colorado Christian Universityâ€™s Centennial Institute and had an estimated 1,300 attendees over three days.
While the reaction to Wilders was mixed â€” he received repeated standing ovations during his 45-minute talk, but perhaps a...