Statement by The Honorable Geert Wilders:
The Dutch government gives subsidies to a leftish liberal driven organization that in the name of tolerance distributes a book for young children in which my film Fitna and I are compared with Hitler and Mein Kampf (see below). This is an unfortunate proof that criticism of Islam is being demonized by the Dutch political elite once again. Europe is almost lost to cultural relativists and pro-islamic appeasement. Now even in the most appaling way, Freedom of Speech is being bargained away again. However, I will not, never, give in to this liberal polital correctness and shall fight back even stronger and more dedicated.
Dutch 10-12 year-olds learn in school: Wilders is Hitler, Wilders has no respect for people that look different.
Dutch youths will learn next week at school that Geert Wilders is to be compared to Adolf Hitler. They will receive nationally-distributed class material that states “Geert Wilders’ film Fitna and Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf are based upon one-sided points-of-view. Fortunately there are also other books and plays that -on the contrary- show respect for people with other ideas or faiths or that look different.”
The pupils will receive the class material highlighting the Day of Respect, a multiculturalist project. The project is funded by three departments of the national government: Education, Justice and Housing. The school material has a national distribution among 10-to-12 year olds. The pupils will receive the newspaper at school.
Geert Wilders: “The day of respect is a hate fest against the Freedom Party. According to the organization everybody deserves ‘respect’, but of course, if you stand for freedom and oppose the islamisation of the West you don’t deserve any respect at all. Then the government will tell children you have a problem with ‘people that look different’. They play the racism card.”
“We are extremely angry the Dutch Department of Education is involved in this project.
We demand from education minister Ronald Plasterk to immediate withdraw any cooperation. Children go to school to learn not to be indoctrinated.”
The Freedom Party wants the class material to be discussed in Parliament this week.