5 Questions with Geert Wilders by Brett M. Decker

“Cultural relativism is undermining our willingness to defend our civilized Western culture against the barbaric culture of Islam. People who do not believe that their values are worth defending will not defend them.” Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders has been a member of the Dutch Parliament for 14 years and is the founder and head of Holland’s Party for Freedom (PVV). He is known across Europe for his staunch defense of individual liberties in the face of increasingly strict speech codes and other politically correct legislation. His party is fighting an uphill battle to cut the strings that bind the Netherlands to the European Union and in recent elections proposed separating from the common euro currency. Mr. Wilder’s new book is “Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me” (Regnery, 2012). You can find out more about his views at: geertwilders.nl

Decker: You portray the rise of political Islam as a threat to freedom everywhere. How is that so?

Wilders: Islam is an ideology aiming for world domination rather than a religion. It demands that the state be regulated according to Islamic law. As a consequence, it wants to rule over all other religions, ideologies and political visions. Islam is based on the Koran, which according to the Islamic faith is a book written by Allah himself. Hence, it leaves no room for interpretation. The Koran commands Muslims to conquer the world, if necessary through violence. There is no freedom in Islam. Because of its global aims, it is a threat to freedom everywhere.


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