He’s ‘fighting for his own people, and that is what we are lacking in Europe’Published: 1 hour ago
Geert Wilders at the Republican Convention in Cleveland (WND photo)
CLEVELAND — Traveling with the permanent security detail provided by the Dutch government because of threats due to his stance on Islamic immigration, Dutch politician Geert Wilders showed up at the Republican Convention advocating the election of Donald Trump.
“Mr. Trump is a politician, whether the Europeans like him or not, who has one interest, and that is the interest of the American people,” Wilders said in an interview at Quicken Loans Arena.
Europe is notably lacking such leaders, said Wilders, who wears a bullet-proof vest, lives in a safe house and is escorted to his office at The Hague in an armored vehicle each work day.
“We have hundreds of Obamas in the European Union and, in a political way, we have to get rid of them,” he said.
Wilders said Trump is “fighting for his own people, and that is what we are lacking in Europe, when it comes to trade, when it comes to immigration, when it comes to jobs, when it comes to so many issues.”
Europe, he said, suffers from the “disease of cultural relativism” which has led to an open-border policy that makes “no demands for assimilation for people who come to our societies.”
Wilders, who distances himself from European anti-immigration extremists such as Marine Le Pen of France and Joerg Haider of Austria, insists he does not hate Muslims but is convinced that Islam itself is the problem. He concludes that since the Netherlands has banned Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” it also should ban the Quran, because it’s the source of an ongoing, 14-century effort to bring the entire world under the rule of Islamic law. The “Islamization” of Europe, he contends, is threatening Judeo-Christian culture, which he maintains, to the consternation of a multicultural establishment, is superior to the culture of Islamic nations.
Target of ISIS attack
Members of the Garland, Texas, SWAT team protect attendees of the Muhammad art free-speech event after two jihadists were stopped May 3, 2015 (WND photo)
Wilders recalled to WND that he was in Garland, Texas, in May 2015 when two Muslim men were killed by police as they tried to carry out an attack at a Muhammad art exhibit and contest, regarded as the first attack on U.S. soil in which ISIS claimed responsibility.
Before the Garland event, three U.S. congressmen – two of them Muslim – asked Secretary of State John Kerry and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to reject Wilders’ visa, charging alleged ongoing “participation in inciting anti-Muslim aggression and violence.”
“I will never forget more than a year ago in Garland,” he told WND. “Just after I spoke and I left, there was an ISIS attack. Unfortunately, as I predicted, it was not the last one. We saw so many more afterwards, from San Bernardino to Orlando.”
He said attacks of this kind in Europe occur regularly now, he said, citing just this week the stabbing of an 8-year-old girl in France because her shorts were too short and an ax attack on a train in Germany.
“We almost see it on a daily basis the results of the mass immigration without having any demands of assimilation to the people that are coming,” Wilders said.
“That is a recipe for self-destruction.
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