Dutch Lawmaker Looking For A Fatwah!

I am betting he is going to get one, too

(CNSNews.com) – A Dutch lawmaker under fire for urging that the Koran be banned in his country says he will press ahead with the proposal, and submit it in the form of a parliamentary resolution next month.

Geert Wilders of the right-wing Freedom Party told Cybercast News Service that since calling for a ban — in a letter published Wednesday in the newspaper De Volkskrant — he had received death threats and criticism, "but fortunately also many positive responses from voters."

In his letter, published under the headline "Enough is enough: Ban the Koran," Wilders called the Koran a "fascist" text that has "no place in our constitutional state." He said some verses instruct Muslims "to oppress, persecute or kill Christians, Jews, dissidents and non-believers, to beat and rape women and to establish an Islamic state by force."

The Koran, like Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, should be banned in the Netherlands, he said.

What else is there to say, but, I hope Mr. Wilders hires a bevy of bodyguards for himself, his family, and his property.

Still looking for my own fatwa, other then in India.

While I generally do not approve of banning books, what about in the case where one is advocating violence, murder, subjugation of women and those who do not follow the words of the book explicitly? Would we ban a book that preaches and teaches that? If today’s Nazi’s came out with a book that was pushing murder of, say, Blacks, would we want it banned? Remember, it is not really covered by the 1st Amendment, since it is not being used to speak out against the government, which is what the 1st is really about, when it comes to the speech and press parts.

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