Well - this is the 'open forum' ... and this is a nationally/globally relevant discussion topic ...
so discuss (or cuss) away (excerpts from Wilder's - the outspoken Dutch politician - speech):
In Wilders' view, Islam is more an ideology than a religion. Unlike Christianity and Judaism, which long ago made their accommodations with the modern liberal secularized world by accepting the separation of church and state, Islam continues to hold religion and politics together.
In that sense, Wilder said, Islam is a totalitarian religion.
European leaders are starting to realize this reality, Wilders said, and that multiculturalism has been a failure.
Muslim immigrants are refusing to assimilate into or adopt the values of their host countries as their numbers grow, he said. So Canadians politicians need to realize the failure of multiculturalism, too.
Wilders, noting that Canadians recently elected a majority Conservative government, said that if Canadians want to conserve their way of life, they need to pressure the Tories to adopt certain policies: curbing immigration from Islamic countries, expelling immigrants who turn to crime, stopping the construction of mosques and closing Islamic schools, where, he said, hatred against western values is promulgated.
"Islam is causing most of the problems for our societies because it insists on its own agenda. But Islam has only one goal, and that is the submission, by persuasion, intimidation or violence, of non-Muslims."
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