Originally published September 8, 2014.
“Blood drips from its pages,” words from a parliamentary speech by Geert Wilders. Wilders, a populist Dutch politician and head of the country’s Party for Freedom, has campaigned to stop what he views as the Islamisation of the Netherlands and compares the Quran with the Mein Kampf.
In his speech, Wilders warned that the Netherlands has become the victim of Islam, that the Koran calls for perpetual war against non-believers, and that the Koran is a hunting permit for millions of Muslims. Wilders call the Koran a license to kill and refers to the Koran as “that filthy book is the Constitution of the Islamic state.” Wilders believes that what ISIS does is what Allah commands and that this bloodthirsty ideology was able to nestle in the Netherlands because the country’s elites looked away.
Wilders believes that two-thirds of all Dutch say that the Islamic culture does not belong in the Netherlands and that it is time to start the de-Islamisation of the Netherlands.
From my years in France, I have seen the same view preached by FN party leader Marine Le Pen, who, were an election to be held in France today, would easily defeat Socialist Francois Hollande. Wilders urges that it is time close the country’s borders to immigrants from Islamic countries: “Madam Speaker, war has been declared against us. We have to strike back hard.”