Geert Wilders, possibly inspired by England’s Gavin Boby, has started a new initiative to stop the construction of mosques in The Netherlands.
Geert Wilders has launched an initiative that aims to do for the Netherlands what Gavin Boby has done recently in the UK. He calls it “MoskNee” (“MosqueNo”), and it even has its own website.
The following article appeared today in Algemeen Dagblad. Many thank to our Dutch correspondent Willem for the translation:
“Every mosque that we can stop is a victory”
The PVV leader Geert Wilders has launched a new website: MoskNee (MosqueNo). A self-help program for people who do not want a mosque next to their home.
The site went online at 6am this morning, prior to the start of Mr. Wilders’ mosque tour in Enschede. “To those who do not agree, I say you can start your own website MoskJa (MosqueYes).”
Earlier the PVV tried to ban the construction of minarets, the construction of mosques, and, in its latest election program, the construction of mosques in residential areas. Up until now all of these legal initiatives have been unsuccessful.
Now Wilders takes a different approach: a guide for people who want to employ existing regulations in order to postpone the building of a mosque indefinitely. We asked Wilders a few questions:
What is your problem with mosques?
The mosque is a symbol of an ideology of hatred, violence and oppression. We must fight this. We currently have 450 mosques in the Netherlands, and the number is growing. People contact us from Zoetermeer to Almere and Enschede. They are worried. People are afraid. They do not want a mosque next to their home.
Your last proposal was: no mosque in residential areas.
That is a minimum. Build them in an industrial area or next to a pig farm. They are often symbols of imperialism. Not nice if you have to live next to them.
You can hear Gavin speak in Ottawa Monday night at 7:00 at Ottawa’s main public library.