Fitna put on par with Mein Kampf in textbook
The Freedom Party is furious that Fitna has been liken to Hitler’s Mein Kampf in a primary school textbook.4 November 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - The Dutch right-wing Freedom Party is furious about a paragraph in a primary school textbook in which party leader Geert Wilders' film Fitna is put on a par with Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf.
The textbook, which will be distributed to 2,000 primary schools, cite Fitna and Mein Kampf as examples of one-sided thinking.
The Freedom Party says it's a disgrace that the textbook was subsidised by the Dutch government. The party speaks of political indoctrination and demands that the authors, the Day of Respect foundation recall the textbooks.
The foundation says that even though it is not entirely happy about the phrasing of the passage in question, it has no intention of cancelling distribution.
The Day of Respect will be marked next week on Thursday, 13 November 2008.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]