Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Trial of Geert Wilders

It's one of those I-wish-I'd-thought-of-that photoshops. This one is done by Baron Bodissey, not me. For the most part it's Christiano Banti’s 1857 painting “Galileo Facing the Roman Inquisition.” Course, Galileo is gone; it's Wilders on trial. And he didn't clash with Ptolemy, but with political correctness. He stands accused of Islamophobia.

You can read about the parallels between Galileo's Trial and Geert's Inquisition in the Fjordman article over at Gates of Vienna.