Wilders calls Islamic culture "retarded"

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In an interview broadcast on Australian television on Sunday, far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders has called the Islamic culture “retarded”.

“Our culture, which is based on Christianity, Judaism and humanism is better than the retarded Islamic culture,” says Mr Wilders. He also pointed out that Islam cannot be compared with Christianity. “It is a violent ideology, like communism and fascism.”

In response, Mr Wilders says the interview was recorded six weeks ago, when preliminary talks were being held between left-wing parties and the conservative VVD, to form a so-called purple-plus coalition.

Now he is participating in the negotiations for the formation of a minority government with the conservative VVD and Christian Democrats supported by his party.
 

 

 

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