‘I don’t hate Muslims. I hate Islam,’ says Holland’s rising political star

Posted on February 17, 2008. Filed under: Muslim Invasion, Political Correctness, Terrorism |

Finally, somebody with a spine who’s willing to speak up. I’m still puzzled as to why we’re ‘bad’ for speaking out against people who want to kill us????

‘I don’t hate Muslims. I hate Islam,’ says Holland’s rising political star

Geert Wilders, the popular MP whose film on Islam has fuelled the debate on race in Holland, wants an end to mosque building and Muslim immigration.
Ian Traynor met him in The Hague

Sunday February 17 2008

A TV addict with bleached hair who adores Maggie Thatcher and prefers kebabs to hamburgers, Geert Wilders has got nothing against Muslims. He just hates Islam. Or so he says. ‘Islam is not a religion, it’s an ideology,’ says Wilders, a lanky Roman Catholic right-winger, ‘the ideology of a retarded culture.’

The Dutch politician, who sees himself as heir to a recent string of assassinated or hounded mavericks who have turned Holland upside down, has been doing a crash course in Koranic study. Likening the Islamic sacred text to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, he wants the ‘fascist Koran’ outlawed in Holland, the constitution rewritten to make that possible, all immigration from Muslim countries halted, Muslim immigrants paid to leave and all Muslim ‘criminals’ stripped of Dutch citizenship and deported ‘back where they came from’. But he has nothing against Muslims. ‘I have a problem with Islamic tradition, culture, ideology. Not with Muslim people.’

Wilders has been immersing himself in the suras and verse of seventh-century Arabia. The outcome of his scholarship, a short film, has Holland in a panic. He is just putting the finishing touches to the 10-minute film, he says, and talking to four TV channels about screening it.

‘It’s like a walk through the Koran,’ he explains in a sterile conference room in the Dutch parliament in The Hague, security chaps hovering outside. ‘My intention is to show the real face of Islam. I see it as a threat. I’m trying to use images to show that what’s written in the Koran is giving incentives to people all over the world. On a daily basis Moroccan youths are beating up homosexuals on the streets of Amsterdam.’

Wilders is lucid and shrewd and the provactive soundbites trip easily off his tongue. He was recently voted Holland’s most effective politician. If 18 months ago he sat alone in the second chamber or lower house in The Hague, his People’s Party now has nine of 150 seats and is running at about 15 per cent in the polls. His Islam-bashing seems to be paying off. And not only in Holland. All across Europe, the new breed of right-wing populists are trying to revive their political fortunes by appealing to anti-Muslim prejudice.

A few months ago the Swiss People’s Party of the pugnacious billionaire Christoph Blocher won a general election while simultaneously running a campaign to change the Swiss constitution to ban the building of minarets on mosques. Last month in Antwerp, far-right leaders from 15 European cities and from political parties in Belgium, Germany and Austria got together to launch a charter ‘against the Islamisation of western European cities’, reiterating the call for a mosque-building moratorium.

‘We already have more than 6,000 mosques in Europe, which are not only a place to worship but also a symbol of radicalisation, some financed by extreme groups in Saudi Arabia or Iran,’ argued Filip Dewinter, leader of Belgium’s Flemish separatist party, the Vlaams Belang, who organised the Antwerp get-together. ‘Its minarets are six floors high, higher than the floodlights of the Feyenoord soccer stadium,’ he said of a new mosque being built in Rotterdam. ‘These kinds of symbols have to stop.’

Where a few years ago the far right in Europe concentrated its fire on immigration, these days Islam is fast becoming the most popular target. It is a campaign that is having mixed results. In Switzerland, the Blocher party has been highly successful. In Holland, Wilders is thriving by constantly poking sticks in the eyes of the politically correct Dutch establishment. But when Susanne Winter ran for a seat on the local council in the Austrian city of Graz last month by branding the Prophet Muhammad a child molester, she lost her far-right Freedom Party votes.

For the mainstream centre-right in Europe, foreigner-bashing is also backfiring. Roland Koch, the German Christian Democrat once tipped as a future Chancellor, wrecked his chances a fortnight ago by forfeiting a 12-point lead in a state election after a campaign that denounced Muslim ritual slaughter practices and called for the deportation of young immigrant criminals.

Wilders echoes some of the arguments against multiculturalism that have convulsed Germany in recent years. Like many on the traditional German right, he wants the European Judaeo-Christian tradition to be formally recognised as the dominating culture, or Leitkultur. ‘There is no equality between our culture and the retarded Islamic culture. Look at their views on homosexuality or women,’ he says.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/17/netherlands.islam

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That is stupid. Its like saying I don’t hate christians I hate christianity.
Also Islamic views on homosexuality is the same as the christian views. Also he seems to be uneducated about what he is talking about.the fact is that they allowed woman to own property way before the chatholic church did. Please don’t confuse religion and culture.
Also careful then you support the German right. Remember WII. Hitler also wanted a dominent Judaeo-Christian.
Remember christians come from all ethnic groups.
Also hate is not the christian way. again Jesus never spred hate. He never hated anyone or anything. christians can’t pick and choose who to hate. You can not pick and choose which commandment to follow.
Also people followed Jesus not because he spoke about hating but about loving.
You can’t fight hate with hate. remember you can not fight fire with fire.

Iris, you need to read my post ‘Why are Christians Hated and Discriminated Against?” Christians and Muslims do NOT have the same view on homosexuality. Christians may believe that homosexuality is not Biblical, but we still love the people and know that they have the right to live however they want. Muslims want homosexuals killed for their lifestyle. That’s kind of a BIG difference. Also, there is a difference in disagreeing with something and in hating it. The two are not interchangeable.

Actually Iris…you can fight fire with fire. When huge forest fires start do you know the number 1 way they are contained? By starting little fires that clear dead brush away. You can look it up too…it’s for real.


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