Date: 18 Aug 2007


Ban Koran like Mein Kampf, says Dutch MP ---- (By Bruno Waterfield)
From: Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 
Ban Koran like Mein Kampf, says Dutch MP 
By Bruno Waterfield 

The Koran should be banned as a âœfascist bookâ� alongside Mein Kampf because it urges Muslims to kill non-believers, 
says Dutch populist MP Geert Wilders. 

The leader of the far-right Freedom Party, which holds nine of the Dutch parliament's 150 seats has called for the ban after an 
alleged Islam inspired attack on a Labour councillor who had renounced the Muslim faith. 

Mr Wilders claims that the Koran âœcalls on Muslims to oppress, persecute or kill Christians, Jews, dissidents and 
non-believers, to beat and rape women and to establish an Islamic state by forceâ�. 

"Ban this wretched book like Mein Kampf is banned!,â� he wrote in yesterday's De Volkskrant newspaper. 

The call to treat the Koran in the same way as Adolf Hitler's biography, which has been banned by the Dutch for over 60 
years, is the latest in a long line of Islam controversies sparked by Mr Wilders, who lives under tight security after murder 
attempts by suspected Islamist terrorists. 

Els Lucas, a Dutch lawyer, has filed a compliant to the country's prosecutor demanding action against Mr Wilders for 
âœinsulting a section of the communityâ�. 

"I think he has gone too far and it is unseemly that a member of parliament expresses himself like this,â� she said. 

The offence is punishable with a maximum sentence of two years in prison and a fine of up to Â11,300. 

But Ayhan Tonca, chairman of the Dutch Muslim Contact Group argues that Mr Wilders should be ignored.

â�This is a ridiculous idea. There is not much news at the moment so he is trying to create some,â� he said. Source:

Wilders Strikes again: