Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Wilders Demands Koran Ban, Dutch Government Denounces Wilder

Sounds like a good idea to me. Apparently the dhimmis disagree and want to have WIlders imprisoned and fined.

Dutch far-right MP calls for Koran ban
August 8, 2007

KORAN BAN CALL: Far-right Dutch populist MP Geert Wilders (pictured here) August 8 called for a ban on the Koran in the Netherlands. In response, a Dutch lawyer has filed a legal complaint against the MP for ‘insulting a section of the community.’

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands -- Dutch far right MP Geert Wilders Wednesday called for a ban on the Koran in the Netherlands, describing the Islamic holy book as a "fascist" text that exhorts followers to kill and rape.

The Dutch government swiftly condemned Wilders' remarks as damaging for community relations in the Netherlands and said that the proposal was unworthy of consideration.

"It has to be perfectly clear that banning the Koran in the Netherlands is not up for discussion for this government and will not be up for discussion in future. We have freedom or religion here," integration minister Ella Vogelaar, said in a statement.

Vogelaar described Wilders' call as "an insult to the majority of Muslims in the Netherlands and abroad who reject calls to hate and violence."

Wilders, who heads the far-right Freedom Party, which holds nine of the 150 seats in parliament, argued for the ban in a letter published in the De Volkskrant newspaper.

Wilders compared the Koran to Adolf Hitler's autobiography Mein Kampf and said that it has "no place in our constitutional state."

"I have been saying this for years: there is no such thing as a moderate Islam," he wrote, arguing that several chapters in the Koran called on Muslims "to oppress, persecute, or kill Christians, Jews, dissidents, and non-believers, to beat and rape women, and to establish an Islamic state by force."

Wilders wrote the letter after a weekend attack on young local politician Eshan Jami who founded a group to support people who have renounced Islam.

Jami, who was not visibly injured in the attack, is now under constant police protection like Wilders.

"Ban this wretched book like Mein Kampf is banned! Send a signal to Jami's attackers and other Islamic radicals that the Koran cannot be used in the Netherlands as an inspiration or an excuse for violence," Wilders said.

He acknowledged that his appeal would not get majority support in parliament.

"I am fed up with Islam in the Netherlands: no more Muslim immigrants allowed. I am fed up with the worship of Allah and Mohammed in the Netherlands: no more mosques," he finished his letter.

In a reaction to Wilders, a Dutch lawyer has filed a legal complaint against the MP for "insulting a section of the community."

The offense is punishable with a maximum sentence of two years in prison and a fine of up to €16,750 ($23,065). "I think he has gone too far and it is unseemly that a member of parliament expresses himself like this," lawyer Els Lucas told the ANP news agency.

The Dutch public prosecutor's office will now have to decide whether or not to go ahead with a court case.

Wilders is known for his harsh anti-Islam stance and has been under round-the-clock protection since the November 2004 murder of outspoken Dutch columnist and filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a radical Muslim. He has received a number of death threats.


Paul said...

I realize that Mr. Wilders is thought of as being far right, but he seems to be saying what more and more people are thinking about Islam.

The back of the hill said...

Actually, Geert Wilders is an old-fashioned liberal.

I've mentioned his ban on my own blog - see here:

John Sobieski said...

Well I will take an old fashioned liberal who sees the reality of Islam over a dhimwitted 'today' liberal in denial.

No Dhimmi said...

Wilders is right. The Koran clearly constitutes "hate speech," and we know what European nations can do to those convicted of "hate speech."

Check out this frightening site:

The Truth About Islam

Mr. B. said...

I find such an argument worth testing. It would be nice to see some effective immigration laws as well.

shameonyou4 said...

You STUPID Dutch people! You punished someone who spoke the Truth to protect your country!!!

Dumb, Deaf and Blind indeed!