Geert Wilders: Islam Is Not A Religion, It’s a Totalitarian Ideology

Islam is a totalitarian ideology, not a religion, and therefore a Dutch constitutional commitment to freedom of religion shouldn’t apply to it, Geert Wilders has said.

In a wide-ranging interview recorded in January and broadcast at the weekend, the populist politician and leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) said that although Islam has many of the trappings of religion, it shares more in common with totalitarian ideologies such as communism and fascism and should be treated as such.

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  • Alain

    He is totally right, once again.

  • deplorabledave

    It’s a death cult.

    • Cat-astrophe

      It’s a suicide rap….

      • Uncommunist

        We gotta get out while we’re young

  • Cat-astrophe

    Bravest man on the planet.

  • Oracle9

    Leftist Islamic apologists take note please.

    Understanding this basic fact, that it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing, would in one stroke solve the vast confusion Islam has caused in the debates on terrorism in secular humanist democracies.

    • bargogx1

      But then that’s probably exactly what the leftist apologists like about it.

  • Freedom of religion is not, in any case, unlimited – whatever the religion concerned. It never has been. That’s the important point to note and disseminate. Just as we would not regard a religious imperative to sacrifice humans (as was the case with Mexican religion before the Spanish conquest) as acceptable under the principle of freedom of religion, so many features of Islamic religion (no need to repeat them here) are unacceptable under that principle. We do not need to specify Islam as the religion that is guilty of such malpractices. We need only list the criminal malpractices and enforce those laws (most of which exist already in Western societies) which forbid them, or make additional specific laws if needed. The fact that Islam engages in such practices, and fully intends to continue to do so, is sufficient to make Islam illegal. In this way, there is no appearance of specific prejudice against Islam – what is outlawed is not a religion but the practices of this religion (or any other with similar practices).

  • A Hamilton Guy

    Hear, hear,hear.

  • bargogx1

    Finally, someone in the public eye has the spine to come right out and say it! Hopefully this will bring the world one small step closer to understanding the true danger of Islam, which, contrary to popular belief, is not terrorism.

  • Barrington Minge

    He is so right. “islam” has never been a religion……