Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf should no longer be banned, education minister Ronald Plasterk says in the latest edition of magazine Hollands Diep.
‘Let it be freely available,’ Plasterk said. Plasterk was responding to anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders’s calls for the Koran to be banned, as Mein Kampf is.
Christian Democrat MPs said they would ask Plasterk to explain his comments. ‘Mein Kampf has sown more hatred than any other book in world history,’ MP Sybrand van Haersma Buma told ANP. ‘Its ideology led to the death of millions. It was banned for a good reason.’
While it is not illegal to own the book in the Netherlands, it is illegal to sell it. According to most experts, the Dutch state owns the rights to Dutch translation.
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