Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, has proposed that people who reside in the Netherlands but hold passports from an Islamic country be required to sign a declaration renouncing sharia.
Here’s the report from De Telegraaf. Many thanks to SimonXML for the translation:
Wilders wants to introduce an anti-Sharia Declaration
THE HAGUE – Anyone who has a passport from an Islamic country in addition to a Dutch passport must, if PVV leader Geert Wilders has any say in it, sign an anti-Sharia declaration. He will propose that on Wednesday during the general political debate, he announced on Tuesday.
According to Wilders, the declaration should state that they do not want to introduce Sharia (Islamic law) in the Netherlands, and that they repudiate all the violent passages in the Koran. “If they don’t do that then as far as I’m concerned there is no place for them in the Netherlands. Sharia is hate. We can’t have hundreds of thousands of people in the Netherlands who want to introduce the Sharia. You have to accept Dutch democracy and renounce the Sharia. I want them to come out and publicly declare that.”
Wilders referred once again to a recent survey by Motivaction, showing that 73 percent of Muslims called jihad fighters heroes. According to him this is unacceptable.
The PVV leader acknowledged that Dutch people who have converted to Islam and who do not feel the same way, would not have to sign such a declaration. “This is indeed a problem, we don’t register people by faith here.” It’s enough, he feels, for only those people who have a passport from an Islamic country and live in the Netherlands. “It isn’t perfect.”
During the Nieuwsuur current affairs TV program on Tuesday, Deputy Prime Lodewijk Asscher said that Wilders talks about Muslims in the same way hate-mongers do. “He says the same as the recruiters, that the only true Muslim is a jihadist. While we know that’s not true.” Minister Edith Schippers (Health) told TV presenter Pauw during his program that of course she wants nothing to do with Wilders’ idiotic and unrealistic plan.
Earlier in the day, PvdA chairman Hans Spekman had written on his Facebook page that it was precisely because of the comments made by Wilders that hate spreads to our streets. Spekman is “especially sick of hearing how many people are cast in a negative light every time.”
Hat tip: Andy Bostom.