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Enric Ravello Barber
Enric Ravello Barber

Location: Spain

Specialization: History, Catalunya, Spain, Geopolitics, Nationalism in Europe, Islamization, Immigration

THE EU HAS NO ANSWER TO THE REFUGEE INVASION. WE REACHED THE TIPPING POINT.

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FILIP DEWINTER FOR GIA

Filip Dewinter (Bruges, Flanders 1962) is an important eurosceptic politician and one of the most famous European leaders against mass-immigration and Islamization.

He has a degree in Journalism (Erasmus Handelsschool, 1985) and is a member of the Flemish (north Belgium) nationalist party Vlaams Blok-Vlaams Belang, with a long political career:

1985-1987: Provincial councillor in Anvers.

1987-1995: Deputy in Belgian Parliament.

1988-2014: Deputy in Flemish Parliament.

2012-2014: Vice-President of Flemish Parliament.

Since 1995 local councilman in Anvers, in 2006 he got 33.51% of the votes in the local elections.

2010-14: Senator designated by the Flemish Parliament

Since 25th May 2014: Deputy in the Federal Parliament

Founder of the organization “European cities against Islamization”, he is the author of several books: Eigen volks eerst (1989), Weg met Ons? (1991), Een tegen allen (1996), Zerotolerantie tegen Criminaliteit (2003), Al Hija (2009) and  Inch Allah! The Islamization of Europe (2009). His books were published in Dutch, English, Spanish and French.

2016 begins with news of the attacks on women by immigrants in Cologne, this is a big failure of the so-called “multiculturalism” and the integration policies. Do you think this year we will see more situations such as this? Is there any possibility of integrating the so-called refugees?

 Multiculturalism means multiconflict. We reached the tipping point. This means that non-European immigrants are no longer integrating into our society but our European society is adapting to their way of life. What happened in Cologne is typical of the failure of multiculturalism. Most of those “rape refugees” are Muslims. Muslims think that they can treat a woman as a prostitute. They don’t respect women at all. For them women are “untermenschen” [subhuman]. In fact it is a sort of a sexjihad. They want to humiliate women to make it clear for everybody that Islam is in charge in Europe now.

We all know the existence of neighbourhoods like Molenbeek and similar areas in other cities of Antwerp and Flanders. Is there a risk in your country of women suffering similiar attacks against them?

In fact, what happened in Cologne is happening everywhere in Europe. It received a lot of media attention only because what happened in Cologne was on such a huge scale. For many years the media has ignored or covered up these sorts of incidents.

Angela Merkel insists on keeping the same policy of welcoming “refugees” in Germany. In your opinion, will this hurt the CDU in upcoming elections?

Yes, the “Wir schaffen das” [we will do it] politics of Angela Merkel will damage CDU in the upcoming elections. The majority of the German people will no longer support Merkel and the CDU.

In Germany the protests against the massive influx of immigrants are growing. Do you think the majority of Germans share this sentiment?

The “Wir schaffen das” politics of Merkel means the “untergang” [downfall] of Merkel.

You participated as a speaker at a PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident) demonstration in Dresden. What is the political environment in which it was founded? Is there really free speech in Germany to discuss immigration issues?

The speech for Pegida in Dresden was the most impressive speech I ever made. Pegida is very powerful in Eastern Germany and the group has a lot of support from the common people. Never forget that in Eastern Germany they have a long tradition of resistance against the powers that be. Pegida is spreading all over Germany and even all over Europe now. Lutz Bachmann, the spokesman of the Pegida movement, could be one of the leading politicians of the right wing patriotic movement in Europe in the future. He’s very charismatic and very popular. We have to understand that for over a year, every Monday evening Pegida organizes a protest-manifestation in Dresden with more than 10,000 people participating.  Pegida has no money, no political support, no media-support…Still they manage.

So, Germany is actually a pseudo-democracy. The EU country is not exactly an example of a place where democracy is guaranteed...

Not only Germany but the whole of Europe is a pseudo democracy. If you are not politically correct you don’t count. The official state ideology is multiculturalism. Diversity is their main political goal. Officially there is free speech in Europe but all those who are critical towards mass-immigrations, Islamization and multiculturalism are painted as racists and extreme right-wing militants. Free speech is only guaranteed for those who are in favor of multiculturalism and who are politically correct. Even in the Soviet Union there were so called democratic election, and the DDR was a so-called Democratic Republic. It’s not because you use the word democratic that you are a real democrat.

Going back to PEGIDA, is it true that PEGIDA plans to present itself as a political party in the forthcoming elections? What would be the first target of PEGIDA, the German federal Parliament or entering the regional parliaments?

It’s possible that Pegida will present lists in Germany for the next elections. I don’t know… Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. It is up to them to decide. Personally I think it would be a good initiative as it is already a very successful popular movement. We need Pegida to be represented in both the German Federal and Regional Parliaments.

Another German political party, AfD (Alternative for Germany) is trying to garner the support of the discontented with the massive influx of refugees. What are the political differences between AfD and PEGIDA?

AfD is too main stream. AfD is not radical enough when it comes to refugees, Islamisation and multiculturalism. Pegida has not only more potential but is also saying the right things about immigration, the refugee crisis, multiculturalism and Islam.

The “refugee” problem affects all of Europe. Do you think Brussels knows how to act properly? Do you think the EU´s mistakes in this matter can increase Euroscepticism?

The EU has no answer to the refugee invasion. They don’t want to close the borders of Europe and they have no impact on the local policy of the different countries. The refugee crisis shows us the EU is not able to stand up and find solutions to solve the problem. EU is a failure. Of course this will increase Euroscepticism. A lot of Europeans no longer believe in EU-institutions. Eurocrats, the EU-politicians, stand with Angela Merkel; The common people in Europe stand with Victor Orban. They want the borders to be closed and they want to get rid of the majority of the so called “political refugees”. The fact that Europe is not capable in finding a consensus between European countries about the refugee crisis means the end of the European consensus-policy and the end of Schengen too. Every country will organise its own immigration policy in the future. This will be a good thing because if we have to rely on the European institutions it will only mean open borders and more immigration.  

Austria, Denmark and Sweden have already left the Schengen. Can you view this as a major failure of the EU on immigration?

Austria, Denmark and Sweden did the right thing. Leaving the Schengen is necessary in order to organize national immigration policy. You can’t close your borders if you don’t leave Schengen. The policy of Hungary is an example for all the other European countries. The world population will increase by about two billion people during the next twenty years. We are with 7.5 billion people now and we will be with 9.5 billion people in 2035. That means that 200,000 people are born every day. The population of the Third World will double within 15 years. The majority of them will try to immigrate to Europe or to another Western country. We can’t cope with this mass-invasion. About one million refugees came over to Europe in 2015. During the next 10 years more than twenty million people will come to Europe. We ain’t seen nothing yet!

Is your party Vlaams Belang cooperating with other forces in Europe called “Eurosceptic”? Do you think this Euroscepticism will grow in Flanders and all over the EU?

There is a sort of European spring going on. In many European countries, right wing patriotic parties are thriving. We see this in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, and Scandinavian countries as well as in Eastern European countries. We have to unite our forces to combine our efforts. That means we have to work together not only in the European parliament but also elsewhere. Only if we join our efforts, will we be able to present an alternative to the traditional parties. In our country, Belgium, Vlaams Belang is doing well. We are at 12% in the polls which means that we are quite successful for the time being. I believe that we can once again win the next elections in 2018 and obtain our goal of capturing 15% to 20% of the vote.

A last question, what do you think would be the best way of dealing with violence and with the massive refugee arrival into Europe?

We have to fight back. It’s a question of survival. The refugees are a sort of hostile army without weapons or uniforms. They want to conquer Europe for Islam. The refugees are the Trojan horse of radical Islam. Refugees are not our friends, they are our enemies. They don’t want to integrate; they don’t share our values; in fact, they hate us. We should not tolerate Islam as an official religion on the soil of Europe. Of course there is freedom of religion for everybody but that doesn’t mean that we have to subsidise and recognise an aggressive anti-European ideology such as Islam. To me it’s clear that we should ban Islam from Europe. 

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