Geert Wilders Calls for International Leave Islam Day
March 27, 2011
In a March 25th speech in Rome entitled "The Failure of Multiculturalism and how to Turn the Tide", the leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, explained why multiculturalism was a failure and called for an International Leave Islam Day.
"Another thing which we should do is support Muslims who want to leave Islam. An International Women's Day is useless in the Arab world if there is no International Leave Islam Day. I propose the introduction of such a day in which we can honor the courageous men and women who want to leave Islam. Perhaps we can pick a symbolic date for such a day and establish an annual prize for an individual who has turned his back on Islam or an organization which helps people to liberate themselves from Islam. It is very easy to become a Muslim. All one has to do is to pronounce the Shahada, the Islamic creed, which says – I quote "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah." It should be equally easy to leave Islam by pronouncing a counter-Shahada, which says "I leave Islam and join humankind."