Controversial rightwing anti-Islamic Dutch politician Geert Wilders says Australia has nothing to fear from him when he visits the country starting next week.
Mr Wilders, speaking on the ABC’s Lateline on Wednesday, said he was on a global jihad to preserve freedom.
He said he wants to warn Australia against allowing the mass immigration of people from Muslim countries “because Islam and freedom are incompatible”.
“I believe with mass immigration into our free societies, those societies will change, and they will change for the worse,” Mr Wilders said.
He wants to tell Australians that we must learn from the mistakes they made in Europe and be vigilant of Islam. “It is not a religion of peace – it is a totalitarian ideology,” Mr Wilders said.