The following is Geert Wilders’ statement concerning the massacre in Norway:
The brutal murder of dozens of innocent Norwegian civilians several days ago has shocked the Freedom Party (Dutch PVV). We mourn and stand by the Norwegian people who suffer from a massive blow.
The manifesto of the perpetrator makes clear that this is a madman. He wants to work with Al Qaeda (which he cherishes great admiration for), craves the bombing of cities, dreams of knights who surgically mutilate themselves and wants to meet his hero Karadzic.
Breivik also refers to the Netherlands. That the fight against Islam is conducted by a violent psychopath is disgusting and a slap to the face of the global anti-Islamic movement. It fills me with disgust that the perpetrator refers to the PVV and me in his manifesto.
PVV nor I are responsible for a lone idiot who twisted the freedom-loving anti-Islamization ideals, no matter how much some people would like that. We are democrats at heart. The Freedom Party has never, ever called for violence and will never do so. We believe in the power of the ballot box and the wisdom of the voter. Not bombs and guns.
We fight for a democratic and nonviolent means against the further Islamisation of society and will continue to do so. The preservation of our freedom and security is our only goal.