The “reasonable people” of the Netherlands are starting a movement against the standpoints of Wilders.
René Danen of the anti-racist organisation Nederland Bekent Kleur and Mohamed Sini of the Islam and Citizenship foundation hope to be able to put together a broad countermovement.
Doekle Terpstra, former trade union leader and chairman of the HBO Council for universities of applied science said last week that he was annoyed at Wilders’ actions and his statements about Islam as a fascist religion. He talks about the “Wilderisation of society” and “Wilders’ evil message.”
“I feel more and more provoked by the constant insults towards Muslims,” Terpstra says. “Wilders abuses his position and freedom of speech as an alibi to bait society and create rifts.” He also says: “Am I the only one who is angry and concerned? Unions, employers, Muslims, churches, humanists unite, join forces and turn the tide.”
“We mainly want the silent majority, which has always been against Wilders, to start a dialogue with the neighbour who does vote for the PVV.” Politicians should also put up more active resistance to Wilders, Danen says. “They have been silent for too long.”
Both stress that their call is against the ideas of the PVV, and not against Wilders as a person.
Det ligner begyndelsen på den samme dæmonisering, som Pia Kjærsgaard og Dansk Folkeparti er udsat for. Jeg gad vide om ‘det tavse flertal’ mener det samme som disse sidste dages hellige? Men at tavsheden i Holland har varet for længe er helt rigtigt – det er et stort spørgsmål om bøtten kan vendes – dog i en helt anden retning, end der står her.