Dutch Freedom Party leader blasts Europe’s ‘leftist dictatorship and cowardly leaders.’
“If the Netherlands and Europe had closed the borders to immigrants, a lot of innocent victims of terrorism would be alive today,” Geert Wilders told the Dutch Parliament.
February 2, 2017
Geert Wilders: President Donald Trump, what a relief! What a relief in comparison with the leftist dictatorship of the fearful cowardly and willfully blind leaders that we have in the rest of Europe and also here in this Chamber. It makes one cry. I tell you, finally America has a President, finally a Western country has a President who not only fulfills his promises, but also states that the security of his own citizens is his primary concern.
I tell you, Foreign Minister, that, in two weeks’ time, President Trump has passed an immigration policy that is more effective than that of your entire cabinet as long as it has existed. If we in the Netherlands, in Europe, had done what Mr Trump does – namely close the borders to people from places such as Syria – then these people, including terrorists, would not have come our way and then a lot of innocent people, innocent victims of terrorism in Europe, would still be alive today.
Speaker of the House: And your question is?
Wilders: Stop shedding crocodile tears. My question is: Learn from Trump and stop chickening out like cowards.
Foreign Minister Bert Koenders: The chaos we now see in the international world when it comes to air travel, does nothing to do increase the security of our people. On the contrary, it tears people apart.
Wilders: What this minister, Mrs Merkel and Prime Minister Rutte have done is open borders. Come on in everyone, do come in. Even when you have a fake passport or no identity card, come on in everyone. And we’ve seen what happens then. We have seen that with the asylum influx, the tsunami of asylum seekers, which was already disruptive in itself, terrorists have come along from countries such as Syria – because you agreed with it, because you refused to check them – who, all over Europe, from Paris to Berlin, have murdered innocent people. You’d better stop talking about security! Because of the open borders and bringing people from Islamic countries here, attacks were committed in Europe. Stop the lies!