Wilders: 'The anti-Islam wave is unstoppable'
From an interview with Geert Wilders, translated from NU.nl:
Q: But do other countries also want those far-reaching measures in the field of immigration?
A: If it's not because they want it, it's because they fear they themselves will get a PVV party. Look at Germany. Or at Cameron in England. People are waking up there too. People don't take it any more."
The times when CDU and CDA could ignore problems are definitely over. It's not a passing comet or something similar. The genie is out of the bottle and will never go back. Never.
We're having here our own little revolution.
Q: What's happening in Germany and England, do you also see that as a sort of fear of the PVV?
A: Merkel lost half of her electorate in Hamburg. and that is yet one of the richest cities in Germany. I hope that Stadtkewitz will do well with his freedom party in the next elections.
And look at what the book "Germany Does Away With Itself" by SPD member Thilo Sarrazin has released there. He's not a charismatic man, otherwise he could have gotten 20% of the votes.
And if in England somebody would establish a party between the racist BNP and the conservatives, they'll also get 20% of the votes.
I would love to establish a party in all those countries. The people want it. A sort of anti-Islam wave which, I apologize if it sounds too fanatical, is unstoppable. Is unstoppable.
Q: The de-pillarisation [ie, breaking down the old religious and socio-political barriers] already changed a lot. How will the landscape here and in Europe look in a few years?
A: In my view we're in an intermediate stage. People aren't listened to anymore. Especially when it comes to the multicultural society, but also other things. Look at the referendum on the European constitution. Two thirds of Parliament said 'yes', two thirds of the Dutch said 'no'.
This will happen more often if we have referendums more often. Many politicians are afraid of it. It affects their existence, their power, their job, subsidy, world image, illusion. Those times are over.
It's also about political culture. Politicians think they can change the contents with small steps. The times when people followed the politicians is over. Politicians are waking up frightened and are seeing that they must follow the people. That's not always up their alley.