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‘I don’t hate Muslims. I hate Islam,’ says Holland’s rising political star February 18, 2008

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‘I don’t hate Muslims. I hate Islam,’ says Holland’s rising political star | World news | The Observer
Get ready for a new furor from the Netherlands, where census figures show that Muslims will be the majority by 2015. How will the tolerant to-a-fault Dutch react? 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.’

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. The Dutch government is planning emergency evacuation of its nationals and diplomats from the Middle East should the Wilders film be shown. It is alarmed about the impact on Dutch business.

‘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.’ Horror! The secular temple, our Colosseum, where our gladiators entertain us, is being overshadowed by a rising barbaric religious invasion.

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.’

And if people are murdered as a result of his film? ‘They say that if there’s bloodshed it would be the responsibility of this strange politician. It’s almost a self-fulfilling prophecy. They’re creating an atmosphere. I’m not responsible for using democratic means and acting within the law. I don’t want Dutch people or Dutch interests to be hurt.’

But he does want to create a stir. ‘Islam is something we can’t afford any more in the Netherlands. I want the fascist Koran banned. We need to stop the Islamisation of the Netherlands. That means no more mosques, no more Islamic schools, no more imams… Not all Muslims are terrorists, but almost all terrorists are Muslims.’

Free speech or hate speech? ‘I don’t create hate. I want to be honest. I don’t hate people. I don’t hate Muslims. I hate their book and their ideology.’

For more than three years, Wilders has been paying for his ‘honesty’ by living under permanent police guard as the internet bristles with threats on his life. He has lived in army barracks, in prisons, under guard at home. ‘There’s no freedom, no privacy. If I said I was not afraid, I would be lying.’

There is little doubt that if Wilders’s film exists – and it’s shrouded in secrecy – and is broadcast, it will be construed as blasphemy in large parts of the world and may spark a new bloody crisis in relations between the West and the Muslim world.

He does not seem to care. ‘People ask why don’t you moderate your voice and not make this movie. If I do that and not say what I think, then the extremists who threaten me would win.’


1. shah001shah - March 14, 2008

sir please hate muslim not islam

2. daniel - March 17, 2009

I hate all religon. It superstitious mumbo jumbo. God should be proving he exist to us. How hard would it be for the creature of the universe to show his face and go hi this is what I want you to believe in. His absence is a little strange don’t you think. Why don’t all the relgious nuts get together and ask God for a simple answer. If they dont get one(they wont), then they should forget religion so we can be in peace with each other. Or just kill each other and leave the good people who want to live in peace alone. Religon is poison that is killing the planet more than global warming!

3. im a person who cares for you - April 11, 2009

what people don’t understand is every religion started at the same point… it all started as the same thing… the bible was identicle to the quran and all the other religoius books…i mean the only reason islam was invented was that god was displeased by the way the christians and jews all changed their book so they can have it the way they want it… i mean muslims beleive in everything christians beleive in but more religious. like jesus was just a phrophet. if u think hes a son of god because he started christniaty why isnt the muslim phrophet also a son of god he started a religion thats just like christainity. god is trying to tell us that life is a dumb test. he just wants to see if u will succeed and move on to neither heaven or hell. i warn u ppl to watch out. if u dont beleive in one religion ur punishment will be worse than everything. we muslims care for all. not all muslims are bad u know. like the best boxer(mohammed ali)or the first person on the moon(neil armstrong) or our current president(brack obama) they r all muslim…did u know barack is the name of the horse he flew to heaven with. do when the day of judjment comes u will be sorry u didnt listen to me. trust me i cry when a cchristian hates islam.its the best religion. if u dont accept than…… U WILL ALL ROT IN HELL

tkcollier - April 12, 2009

You might want to research the Neil Armstrong conversion claims. http://www.wikiislam.com/wiki/Neil_Armstrong

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