TheDC Interview: ‘Marked for Death’ Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders [VIDEO]

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders defended his views about Islam in an intense and extensive interview with The Daily Caller.

“Because I spoke out against the ideology called Islam already for almost 10 years now, I was marked for death,” Wilders, who was in Washington to promote his latest book, “Marked for Death: Islam’s War against the West and Me,” told TheDC.

“If you speak the truth — and I believe people should speak the truth about Islam — you pay a very heavy price.”

Islamist clerics issued fatwas calling for Wilders death after he began speaking out against Islam. He was even taken to court in his own country for what he said about the faith. Today, he is constantly surrounded by security.

“This is the price you have to pay if you speak out against Islam,” he said.

Wilders doesn’t believe in moderate Islam. He believes that Islam is a violent ideology and the Quran should be banned.

“Don’t let anybody fool you who says Islam can be moderated,” he argued. “It will not be moderated in a million years.”

But TheDC challenged Wilders on his view of Islam, suggesting that he was taking the Osama bin Laden interpretation of the faith. Check out the full interview to see how he responds.

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