The supremacist anti-Muslim ideologue, Geert Wilders, was recently in the news for creating a sticker that mocks the Saudi Arabian flag with the words, “Islam is a lie. Mohammed is a criminal. The Koran is poison.” The fact that Wilders would create this sticker is not exactly news and his target is as usual, European Muslims.
More newsworthy is the forging of stronger links and alliances between far-right European parties. Recently, Wilders spoke at a rally by the Lega Nord, a neo-fascist Italian party,
Lega Nord is a social nationalist, populist party, and a dangerous one, whose main force comes from the fear of others and the idea that immigrants can take over the white-celtic man. Vulgar in its language, reminiscent in its populism of Fascism, Lega Nord, mixes a fake Celticism (to replace Aryanism) with a new idea of the— again fake and historically nonexistent— superior nation, the Padania, Lega Nord shifts recently from targeting mainly Muslims to all not-white (hence non-Celtic) foreigners.
In Turin, Wilders was in his customary fascist political mode,
Buon Giorno Amici,
Thank you for inviting me to Padania.
I am here today at this important conference to pay my respect to your party, the Lega Nord and your leaders Maroni and Salvini.
My friends, 2014 is going to be a crucial year. We are at an historic point in history.
In the European elections next May, we will stop the undemocratic monster in Brussels. Lega Nord is fighting for its independence from Rome and is striving for an independent Padania, we are fighting for our independence from the monster called Brussels. In Europa we are all Lega Nord!
We are proud of our identity and culture. Our countries heritage is Judeo-Christian and not Islamic. I say: no more Islam, no more sharia, no more mosques, no more imams, no more immigration from Islamic countries.
Democratic parties all over Europe – parties such as mine, parties such as yours, and as many parties as possible such as the Freedom Party in Austria, the Vlaams Belang in Flanders, the Front National in France and I hope a lot more parties from different Europeans countries, should work together.
We say No to mass immigration and no to islam. We say Yes to our identity. We say Yes to our country
We have to stop the Islamization of our continent and the free world.
To the BBC, Wilders reaffirmed his strange belief that Islam is a monolithic culture, describing it as “inferior” and also telling Eastern Europeans to stay home,
Mr Wilders’ Anti-immigration Freedom Party is currently ahead in most the Dutch polls.
Speaking to our Europe Editor, Gavin Hewitt, he dubbed Islam an “inferior culture” and said that future Eastern European migrants should stay home.