Dutch parliament, German Chancellor: We're not anti-Islam

Dutch parliament, German Chancellor: We're not anti-Islam

The Dutch parliament passed a motion (NL) today saying that the government should 'proclaim in word and deed that fighting Islamization is not a goal of the [gov't] policy." The only parties voting against the motion were the PVV and Christian SGP.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, also denies she's anti-Islam. Via The Local:
The Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on Wednesday angered German Chancellor Angela Merkel by provocatively praising her recent attack on multiculturalism.

Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) had taken “leadership in the area of Islam criticism,” Wilders told the Dutch parliament.


Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, angrily replied to Wilders’ speech by saying that that the Chancellor had in no way expressed “criticism of Islam.”

“That is not true. You cannot interpret the Chancellor as a critic of Islam because she naturally has respect for an important world religion,” Seibert said in Berlin.