“It is the Koran. That is the problem, and nothing else.”

In a message about yesterday’s Charlie Hebdo massacre, Geert Wilders calls for the de-Islamization of the Netherlands, an end to all Muslim immigration, and the withdrawal from the Schengen area:


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After the massacre in Paris yesterday, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the Front National, appeared on French television to address her fellow countrymen about what had just happened.

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00:00 My dear compatriots: France is in mourning,
00:04 hit by a terrible attack in the very heart of Paris on the premises of
00:08 Charlie Hebdo. Our country has not known such barbarity in decades.
00:12 The nation is united in condemning this foul attack, and
00:16 joins in the grief of the families. The nation is united in
00:20 declaring its visceral attachment to freedom of information and the media,
00:24 which, of course, was the target. But the nation is also united
00:28 in declaring that we, the French people, of whatever origin, will never accept
00:32 attempts on our lives and our freedom. Because this IS their aim,
00:36 to endanger our lives and our freedom. But
00:40 we are lucid enough to know that these attacks on our country
00:44 are not the consequence of destiny. They come from men
00:48 often hardened and trained; they come via a murderous ideology
00:52 which at this very moment causes thousands of deaths in the world.
00:56 The aim of these barbaric acts is to terrorise,
01:00 to paralyse by fear, to defeat or to censure
01:04 And, undeniably, after this act has traumatised the entire nation,
01:09 the fear is here. It is my responsibility
01:13 to tell you that the fear must be overcome and to say that this attack
01:17 must free our speech, our response to the Islamic fundamentalism.
01:21 Not to be silent, and to start daring to name what has happened
01:25 Not fearing to say the words: this was a terrorist attack
01:29 committed in the name of “Radical Islamism”.
01:33 The time for denial and hypocrisy has passed.
01:37 The absolute rejection of fundamental Islamism must be declared loud and strong
01:41 by those who hold life and freedom as their most precious values.
01:45 Facing things is the efficient and protective action
01:49 to take. Why have we arrived at this point?
01:54 What was the path of these assassins?
01:58 What is the extent of radical Islamic networks on our soil, their financing? What countries
02:02 support them? The questions are many, and they are legitimate.
02:06 The debate must occur; nothing must hinder it. Asking the right questions
02:10 and coming up with frank and clear answers. Taking measures
02:14 to protect our country and compatriots is the right of all our citizens,
02:18 but it is above all a duty of all politicians.
02:22 I intend to assume this daunting responsibility in order
02:26 to allow France to defend herself in this war which has been declared against her.
02:30 I wish to underline that nobody wants to confuse
02:34 our Muslim compatriots who are attached to our nation
02:38 and to her values with those who kill in the name of Islam.
02:43 But this obvious refusal to amalgamate must not be an excuse for inertia
02:47 or denial; this would be the worst service we could render
02:51 to French people of whatever origin.




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