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Reader comment on item: Why I Stand with Geert Wilders
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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jan 25, 2010 at 20:20

Anonymous writes:

"In that case he should be calling for a halt to immigration from all countries which is not what Wilders is saying. Having no room to expand to and stopping ALL immigration is different (and understandable) from singling out people like Wilders is doing."

You should do a bit more reesearch on that. Google 'anti-immigration wilders' and you'll see that at least journalists writing for various media have that opinion. Why did you suggest otherwise?

I understand Wilders' stand against people from Islamic countries but not this bizarre rule to lump everybody he wants to keep out with muslims.

"Under his rule, it seems he would be ok with a British or American muslim migrating to Holland "
Lucky you qualified that with 'it seems'. His stance is against Islam - not Muslims - no matter where they come from. Unfortunately Muslims, because of Islam, whenever they venture forth into dar Al harb, actually do tend to congregate and form cultural ghettoes and due to their groundless belief into their own superiority fail to see the need for integration into their host cultures - for the most part

"....but not a Japanese or Indian non-muslim. I am sorry but I see nothing here but a thinly veiled racism against dark skinned people whatever their religion may be."

I disagree with that - wilders is quite clear about his stance on Islam. he has no bones with Hinduism or Buddhism or its practitioners whatever their ethnic group. You might have realised that some non-Anglo muslims can be quite light skinned - even coming from the Middle east - from places like Turkey, Syria and even northern India and Afghanistan - Indo-European. This clash has nothing to do with genetics - simply ideology


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