Dutch politician Geert Wilders is enjoying great political success in his country, spewing anti-Islam hatred. Islam is a “fascist ideology”, he says, but “I have nothing against Muslims.” Indeed.
Many on the Right back Wilders and we should ask why. Demonising Islam is easy. Suggesting all Muslims have a secret Islamist agenda is absurd. Imagine the outcry if similar comments were made against Jews.
Welcome to future of the Netherlands?
Here he is at a press conference at the House of Lords in the UK on 5 March, after the screening of his film Fitna: