In quotes: Geert Wilders

Related Stories

A selection of quotations by controversial Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who is currently on trial in Amsterdam accused of inciting hatred.

ON ISLAM

Islam is not a religion, it's an ideology, the ideology of a retarded culture. I have a problem with Islamic tradition, culture, ideology. Not with Muslim people.

ON KORAN

The Koran is a fascist book which incites violence. That is why this book, just like [Adolf Hitler's] Mein Kampf, must be banned.

The book incites hatred and killing and therefore has no place in our [Dutch] legal order.

ON ISLAMIC VEIL

It is not acceptable for people to completely cover themselves on the street. It threatens public order and security. Plus it is a terrifying sight.

Get rid of that woman-humiliating Islamic symbol.

ON VIOLENCE

It's not my intention to have anything at all to do with violence. On the contrary, I despise violence - I just want a debate.

ON TOLERANCE

A tolerant society is not a suicidal society... Openness can never be open-ended.

ON ALLIES

My allies are not [France's Jean-Mari] Le Pen or [Austria's Jorg] Haider. We'll never join up with the fascists and Mussolinis of Italy. I'm very afraid of being linked with the wrong rightist fascist groups.

ON HIS TRIAL

I am on trial, but on trial with me is the freedom of expression of many Dutch citizens. I have spoken... nothing but the truth.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Europe stories

RSS

Features

  • chocolate cake and strawberriesTrick your tongue

    Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?


  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George leaving New Zealand'Great ambassadors'

    How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George


  • Major Power Failure ident on BBC2Going live

    Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night


  • Front display of radio Strange echoes

    The mysterious 'numbers stations' left over from the Cold War era


  • A letter from a Somali refugee to a Syrian child'Be a star'

    Children's uplifting letters of hope to homeless Syrians


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.