London Independent: “Far-right outcast Geert Wilders vows to ‘de-Islamise’ the Netherlands after taking lead in Dutch polls”
“Far-right outcast Geert Wilders vows to ‘de-Islamise’ the Netherlands after taking lead in Dutch polls”
In a rare 40-minute interview with broadcaster WNL, the far-right leader also compared mosques to Nazi temples and the Quran to Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf. Mr Wilders does not often sit down for in-depth interviews with Dutch media. The founder of the one-man Party for Freedom, or PVV, prefers to control the narrative through Twitter.
The “Dutch Trump” knows that the media will pick up news from his timeline. Geert Wilders rises in Dutch polls after hate crime conviction he expanded on how he would achieve his goals, some of which contradict the Dutch constitutional right to freedom of religion.
Asked how a ban on the Quran would work in practice, Mr Wilders compared it to the Dutch ban on Adolf Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf. He said he would “of course” not confiscate Qurans from people’s homes. Previously he has stated that mere ownership of the book, which he calls more anti-Semitic than Hitler’s tract, should be a crime. He seems to have mellowed that stance but stood by his position that it should be banned from bookstores and only be available to scholars.
He also reiterated his position that mosques should close, saying he would take away their licences rather than closing them by force. One of the reasons for watering down his positions could be that Mr Wilders was clear that he intends to govern.
He dismissed vows by other political parties that they would not rule with his party. If his party is the biggest, they would simply have no choice, he claimed. “I am sure that if the voter makes the PVV truly big, they will have to.” And Mr Wilders repeated his position that he expected people to rise up if his party was not given the chance to govern. “You can’t just ignore the will of 2.5 million people,” he said.Don't be so sure, Geert.
The Establishment Democrats and Republicans are doing everything they can to thwart the will of the people here in the U.S.