The key passage Bürgermeisterin: Geert Wilders ist in Monschau unerwünscht (15.03.2010, 17:34):
Monschau. «Wer wie Wilders die niederländische Integrationsdebatte mit giftigem Rechtspopulismus belastet und bei der Forderung nach dessen Verbot den Koran mit Hitlers "Mein Kampf" vergleicht, der ist in Monschau nicht willkommen!» Die Worte von Bürgermeisterin Margareta Ritter, mit denen sie den niederländischen Rechtspopulisten Geert Wilders zur unerwünschten Person erklärt, lassen an Deutlichkeit nichts zu wünschen übrig.
For those of us who are less multilingual, from Press Review Tuesday 16 March 2010:
Monschau fed up with Wilders
De Telegraaf reports that Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders is no longer welcome in the German town of Monschau, which the populist Dutch politician visited at the weekend.
Mayor Margareta Ritter says discrimination and racism are not welcome in her town: "People who, just like Mr Wilders, encumber the Dutch integration debate with right-wing populism and who want to ban the Qur'an, comparing it to Mein Kampf, are not welcome in Monschau".
Maybe the town's clear stance on integration and racism is the reason why Mr Wilders suddenly fell ill during his stay in Monschau.
I wonder how she'll like her lovely little town once it submits to Islamic Law: no more beer or wine, she will be wearing a burkha or hijab or whatever they call it, etc.
How is it that the people of nation that lived through the Nazi era have gotten so twisted around that they mix up a guy who is trying to preserve their culture with those who are trying to destroy it?
Well, considering politics in the US, I guess people are asking similar questions about Obama's Amerika.
Magga Ritter, Bürgermeisterin of the City of Monschau, can be reached through her website or by email: magga(at)ritter2009.de.