THIS MAN HAS BEEN HOUNDED, THREATENED, PERSECUTED, AND STILL SPEAKS HIS MIND ABOUT THE THREAT OF ISLAM..
Wilders controversial crusade against ‘Islamic ideology’ continues 70By Terry Davidson,Toronto Sun
First posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 8:14:43 EDT PM
Canada should ban Islamic schools, outlaw the wearing of burkas and put a stop to the building of mosques, a controversial Dutch politician said on Monday during a stop at Sun News Network.
If Canada wants to protect its democratic freedoms and Western beliefs, it must act now and keep “Islamic ideology” outside of Canada’s borders, said Geert Wilders, leader of Holland’s Freedom Party, during an interview on The Source with Ezra Levant.
“If (Muslims) want to have Islamic culture, (they should) stay in the country where (they) came from,” said Wilders, who is doing his first-ever speaking tour of Canada. “There is no moderate Islam…There is no good part of the Qur’an.”
Wilders has also called for the ban of the Qur’an — Islam’s holy book — in Holland and other democratic countries, likening it to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
In Toronto to speak at Canada Christian College Monday night, Wilders called Islam an “ideology of hate” and said there is only one kind of Islam — a radical one.
Throughout the interview, Wilders kept coming back to one of his core beliefs: Islam is not a religion, it’s an ideology of “totalitarian” philosophy, intolerant of any other religion or viewpoint.
One particularly stark warning Wilders had for Canada was the banning of Islamic schools.
“If we start educating children with an ideology of hate, then we’ve lost them,” said Wilders, adding toward the end of the interview that “Canada should stay Canada.”
He also said if Muslim women are forced to wear burkas covering their faces, they will never find jobs or have friends in Canada, and will be forever be dependent on their husbands.
While some of Wilder’s points are valid when it comes denouncing radical forms of Islamism — a rejection of Western civilization and the subordination of women, for example — he is painting Islam with too wide a brush, says a prominent voice in the Muslim community.
“He’s not making the distinction between Islam and Islamism,” said Tarek Fatah, founder of the Canadian Muslim Congress. “He should call for a separation of religion and state…You can’t just ban Islam.”
Bernie Farber, CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said Wilders is playing on the world’s fears of Islamic terrorism and should take “greater care” when conveying his message.
“Geert Wilders knows how to offend in the grossest possible way,” said Farber. “There are huge issues with Islamic extremism here and around the world, but to paint every Muslim with the same brush…is not the way we do things here.”
An organized protest outside the Canada Christian College drew no more than 20 people while Wilders spoke.