Monday, October 04, 2010

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Islam the new enemy for the German far right...

Islam now appears to be the enemy of the German far right; with Dutch far right populist Geert Wilders urging Germans to to form a party to fight Islam. He received a rousing reception during an indoor closed door meeting recently where he directly challenged the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

It was back in the late 1920's and early 1930's that another non-German challenged authority and the German government - he went by the name of Adolph Hitler and become a populist in the image of Gert Wilders and helped form the German Nationalist Socialists (Nazi Party) ad brought down the German Government from within and without. He became the dictator of Germany and Europe and plunged Germany into war with most of the world.

Gert Wilders is following a similar path to Hitler with his Freedom Party propping up the new centre-right Dutch Government, and is now facing charges in Amsterdam of inciting racial hatred by comparing it to Mein Kampf. Hitler was also imprisoned for a short period before he led the Nazi Party to power in Germany

He blamed the Jews as the cause of all Germany's economic and social problems and now we have a scenario of another populist trying to use Muslims as the demigod causing all of western Europe's economic and social problems. However he has toned down his rhetoric in his home country, Holland, during the last fortnight.

But he has been venting his spleen in next door Germany, drawing thunderous applause from 500 conservative sympathisers crammed in to a hotel conference room.

He has been telling Germany to free itself from the guilt of its Nazi past." The crimes of the Nazi era are not an excuse to refuse to fight for your identity. Your responsibility is to avoid the mistakes of the past." he told the audience.

He told them that the cardinal error of the interwar years was to fail to identify the dangers to democracy. Islam had become a political ideology pitted against western civilization.

Geert Wilders has been charged with inciting hatred, and discrimination against Muslims, and insulting Moroccans and other non-western foreigners. He is responsible for an anti-Islam film FITNA and has made numerous provocative statements about Muslims.

1 comment:

H. Nizam said...

Interesting post that made me wonder how is it possible that such kind of idea exists at an era of globalization .