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Why Mr.Wilders made the comparison of Mein Kampf with the Koran.

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Submitted by Charles (Netherlands), Jan 28, 2010 at 10:29

Mr Wilders has been the talk of the day ever since he dared to compare the Koran to Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' (My fight). To understand why Mr.Wilders made this statement one must understand the context under which it was made.

In the Netherlands, Hitlers book was a bestseller before and during WW2. In all, he sold over a hunderd thousand copies in the Dutch language. For a small country, and for a political book, a big succes. Anybody who studied the 3rd Reich, knows that Hitler was a miljonair long before the war began, earning a huge income from the sale of his book and its copyrights. He refused a salary of the state after become Prime Minister and later head of state, being a wealthy man. In 1945, a total of around 10 milion copies of Mein Kampf were sold worldwide, translated in 16 languages, even one in braille(!).

Anyway, after WW2 Mein Kampf was forbidden in some countries. One of them The Netherlands. It was (and is) the only book which has ever been banned in The Netherlands. Even the possession of a copy was a penal offence. The ban of the book has a specific background ofcourse, but has been criticized regularly in the Netherlands (as in other countries). As with almost everything in the Netherlands, it became a political plaything for the politically correct and ideologically stubborn left. It was impossible getting the book published again.

As most people nowadays know, Mein Kampf is still being published and sold by the tens of thousands in islamic countries, even being a best seller (a.o. Turkey). There is a reason for this. MK is a deeply anti-semitic book preaching racism and discrimination against the Jewish people. Alas, so do the Koranic teachings and islam in general through Hadith and Shari'a. In the islamic world today, milions of people accept this racism as a fact of (islamic) life and find validity form these teachings to persecute non-muslims (i.e. Jews and Christians and just about anybody who is 'different').

What islam and nazism have in common is the 'untermensch-ubermensch' ideology, i.e. muslims are a superior being as to all the others are lesser. The orthodox islam certainly has this as one of the golden rules of which no deviance is allowed.

Now, Mr Wilders has studied the Koranic teachings thoroughly and discoverd that this situation in the Netherlands was very strange. Here we have a book, Mein Kampf, which preaches violence and racisme, and it is banned. This book is read by almost no one and does not play any part anymore in day to day life. On the other hand there is the Koran, which is read by millions, and upon which thousands of followers act daly, sometimes extremely violently, against other human beings. Above all, the Koran is seen by all muslims as irrevocable. It can not be changed, as it is a command from God himself. God has become a Holy Fuhrer as it were.

This political and or legal stance, Mr Wilders found to be unbalanced, distorted and constitutionally wrong. He decided to act upon it.


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