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Wilders on ‘Islamsafari’: Molenbeek is Raqqa-to-be-liberated

In an interview with the Dutch Sunday newspaper De Zondag about his 'Islamsafari' to Molenbeek, Dutch anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders (PVV) and Filip Dewinter (Vlaams Belang) spoke out on Molenbeek.

Published: October 31, 2017, 11:31 am

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    Wilders compared Molenbeek to the fallen ISIS capital Raqqa. “Only Molenbeek has not yet been liberated,” Wilders added.

    He also said he found Hitler’s Mein Kampf less anti-Semitic than the Quran.

    Molenbeek mayor Françoise Schepmans saw the proposed arrival of Wilders and Dewinter to her great dismay. She previously stated that she would take the necessary steps to ensure that the visit does not take place.

    Dewinter however stated that he had not been informed officially about any refusal. “We’re going anyway,” he said.

    The newspaper wanted to know whether the word choice “Islamsafari” was chosen only to provoke, but the Flemish Vlaams Belang leader denied the charge. “Safar is the Arabic word for travel. Geert and I will make a trip through Molenbeek and Brussels, through those neighbourhoods occupied by Islam. What is the reality in Molenbeek? That Arabic is the language of choice, that the mosque has replaced the city hall and the imam the mayor. That is the provocation. But the outside world may not know that. And so we can not enter. That’s the world turned on its head.”

    Wilders noted: “Molenbeek belongs to the Belgians, not to them [the Muslims]. I’ve compared Molenbeek to Gaza, but maybe Raqqa is a better comparison. Only Molenbeek has not yet been liberated.”

    Flemish Minister of Youth, Sven Gatz (Open Vld) called the Islam safari “disgusting” earlier. But according to Dewinter, Gatz sent both a letter proposing to act as their guide through Molenbeek, an offer that they rejected.

    “Otherwise, this will be a multicultural, politically correct trip. That makes no sense. We know Gatz’s story: live the diversity, everything is going well. I will invite him to visit some districts in Antwerp, Borgerhout and Deurne-Noord. Then he can see the real world.”

    Wilders, 54, who is under permanent surveillance, has been living in a secret location for more than thirteen years due to Islamic death threats.

    His office in the Lower House is equipped with metal detectors and other scanners, because he has proposed to ban all Islamic symbols such as mosques, schools and books.

    Dewinter says he does not want to touch freedom of religion, but wants Islam out of public spaces. Wilders disagrees: “Freedom of religion does not apply to totalitarian ideologies,” he said.

    About the third newly established cabinet of Prime Minister Rutte, the PVV leader is clear: “If Islamicization continues, would the Netherlands still exist at the end of the century? The other parties refuse to reflect on that question. That’s suicide.”

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