"Islamophobia is prevalent above all among Muslims”
Citizen Times 6 June 2012
By Felix Strüning
He is to a certain extent the inventor of the Islam-critical fact book and probably the most provocative opponent of political Islam in Germany: Udo Ulfkotte explains in a Citizen Times interview why Islamophobia is prevalent above all among Muslims; German Islam critics are changing nothing; what Mohammed and Hitler had in common; and what he would urgently advise Interior Minister Friedrich (German original, tanks for translation by JLH at Gates of Vienna).
Citizen Times: Mr. Ulfkotte, almost exactly nine years ago your first book on Islam, The War in our Cities, appeared. How has the debate about Islam in Germany developed since then?
Udo Ulfkotte: We have given up more and more since then. Let us leave my books and look at Thilo Sarrazin. Then we just have to accept the fact: Even when an author sells far more than a million books on the subject, is quoted in all the media — absolutely nothing changes. We are today where we were before Sarrazin. No. We are getting worse and worse in the realm of political correctness. The debate on Islam is not developing. It is repeatedly choked off. Quite slowly we are choking ourselves by doing that.
Citizen Times: A broad front of so-called bias researchers has arisen specifically in reference to that, who classify Islam criticism as Islamophobia. What is there to this charge?
Udo Ulfkotte: It always makes me chuckle, when this idea is mentioned. Islamophobia comes from Islamic territory. Most Muslims suffer from it. The Sunni Muslims have an Islamophobia about the Shi’ite Muslims, the Shi’ite Muslims have an Islamophobia about the Muslims of the Ahmadiyya, and so on. In the 17 years when I lived largely among Muslims in Islamic countries, I was able to study this Islamophobia.
I know of no other group of people in he world who are so shaped by Islamophobia as are the Muslims. And I do not know of one single bias researcher who has ever dealt with that. That, too, is choked off. So it is not at all a question of Islamophobia, but of political correctness. Something is being hammered into the heads of the stupid Germans. And the really stupid ones actually believe it.
Citizen Times: How do you see the various actors in the Islam-critical scene in Germany in its broadest sense — from the PRO movement to organizations like BPE?
Udo Ulfkotte: They are moving nothing, except themselves. There is not one group in this area which, soberly regarded, could move or has moved anything. That is not a reproach, but a finding of fact. The actors are interchangeable and random. They have no charisma or they would be further along in this arena. The vacuum is there. But no one is in sight to fill it. That was exactly the case in the Netherlands — until Wilders. Then everything happened very quickly.
Citizen Times: Let’s talk straight. What is Islam — religion, culture or political ideology?
Udo Ulfkotte: You said it exactly. Islam is religion and political ideology and culture. But it is also an economic model, a judicial system, a political order and a social model. Islam is therefore not just a religion.
Regarded seriously, the founder of Islam, Mohammed, did what Adolf Hitler did in the past century to win power. What Mein Kampf is to Adolf Hitler, the Koran is to Muslims. A neutral reader will find there more than 200 passages with calls to battle against infidels. This devilish concoction, the Koran, should be on the Index, like Mein Kampf. Mohammed and Adolf Hitler are alike in many ways.
In the city of Yathrib, now called Medina, Mohammed beheaded more than 500 Jews. More wouldn’t have been possible. At that time, there were no longer any male Jews in Yathrib. The Nazi ideology and Islam are very similar. It was not for no reason that the leaders of Islam formed their own Islamic SS brigades to support Hitler in his genocidal campaign against the Jews. Allah’s green Nazis are being courted by today’s policies. An irony of world history.
Citizen Times: Assuming that the office of Interior Minister Friedrich should call and ask for your advice…What three specific steps would you recommend for immediate implementation?
Udo Ulfkotte: I would tell him the truth. Time is working against him with furious speed, and against all the political parties represented in the Bundestag. For now, forget Islam and the problems we have with Muslims. I personally am no longer afraid of that, and I am no longer going to try to change anything in the political arena. For the pendulum of history will soon be swinging back in the other direction. For a very simple reason. The government bankruptcies everywhere in the EU are rolling our way. And we have a financial shield for everyone, but none for ourselves. In the end, we will pay. And I look forward to that. Because the only thing to do will be to dial everything back severely — from pensions to social aid. And then, of course, there will be no more money for the millions of Muslims everywhere who want to be taken care and are living on Hartz-IV funds.
Then the battle over distribution of moneys will start. And that will be the very latest point at which citizens will forget all political correctness and wonder whether they can continue to play social service office to the world, and whether they want to share the fruits of their labor with people who have brought them nothing but expenses. That will circulate.
Citizen Times: A theory which you expressed as early as 2010, borrowing from the US futurologist, Gerald Celente.
Udo Ulfkotte: …correct. At any rate, that is the latest when there will be massive steams of Muslims from Europe to their home countries. That is all predictable. Against this background, these are my three suggestions for Interior Minister Friedrich:
First: Now, today — in accordance with our laws — deport all Muslims who are not employed and do not have German citizenship.
Second: Retroactively withdraw citizenship from all Muslims and deport those who have not proven worthy of having citizenship. The USA has been doing that slowly for a long time, for instance with Islamists and criminals.
And third: Institute comprehensive Islam instruction in German schools. And there, enlighten children on the Nazi-like ideology of Muslims, Anyone who wants to fight Nazis must also fight the ideology of the founder of Islam, Mohammed.
Now, Minister Friedrich will not do all that. So it is foreseeable that Muslims will sometime be driven from Europe. I certainly do not want that. But it is looming on the horizon. History means change. And we will soon see great changes. Simply because we have destroyed our financial basis. Soon the big bang is coming which will also solve our Muslim problem.
Citizen Times: Political scientist Dr. Thomas Tartsch once called you the inventor of the Islam-critical book of facts. In point of fact, you are journalistically pretty busy. What book may we expect this summer?
Udo Ulfkotte: I do not write only under my own name, but I also ghostwrite autobiographies for large publishing houses. And I am presently working on the autobiography of a well-known SPD politician. You understand, I cannot mention his name. In passing, I can say that he shares my opinion about Islam. On television and in public, he speaks quite differently. That gets him votes. In contrast to me, he is a true Muslim-hater. He will seem completely different in a book. He values the fact that he is mentioned in connection with visits to mosques and intercultural conferences as many times as possible in the book. That is the side of him that readers will get. That is how it is with political correctness.