Wilders: Koran worse than Mein Kampf

Wilders: Koran worse than Mein Kampf

The Koran is worse than Mein Kampf when it comes to inciting hatred and violence, PVV leader Geert Wilders claimed in an interview with the influential German weekly Der Spiegel.

Wilders said that the Koran has more anti-Jewish passages than Adolf Hitler's book. The Islamic holy book also didn't give any room for other opinions, and Islam follows the same principles as fascism and communism.

In the interview Wilders said that he could make that comparison because he also read parts of Mein Kampf. "By us Mein Kampf is banned. If my friends on the Left would be consistent in this policy, the Koran should also be banned."

Der Spiegel pointed out that the Bible also calls for violence and gave as an example a quote from Jesus. "Those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me." (Luke 19:27). Wilders said that the New Testament is more moderate.

He said a crucial difference is also that Muslims understand the Koran much more strictly than Christians understand the Bible and that therefore such a comparison is not relevant.

Source: Trouw (Dutch)