Tag: Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders is a Dutch politician. He is the founder and leader of the Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV) — Party for Freedom. currently the fourth-largest party in the Dutch parliament.

He is known in the Netherlands and abroad for his anti-Islam views. Saying, “I don’t hate Muslims, I hate Islam,” he campaigns to the stop what he considers to be the “Islamisation of the Netherlands”.

In the process he wants to severely curtail or stop immigration from Muslim countries, advocates a ban on the construction of new mosques, and he has engaged in what many people consider to be indiscriminate criticism of Muslims in general, and of Moroccans in specific. (Young people with a Moroccan background are vastly over-represented in Holland’s crime statistics).

While he is described as a far-right populist, Wilders has refused to align himself with European far-right leaders, saying that he does not want to be “linked with the wrong rightist fascist groups.”

Geert Wilders compares the Quran with Mein Kampf and has campaigned to have the book banned in the Netherlands.

In 2008 he produced the short movie Fitna — a rather unbalanced view of Islam.

RNB Roundup: religious political correctness in England; more religion news

Religion News In today’s RNB Roundup: Geert Wilders and more religion-motivated political correctness in England • What happened between a Mormon film maker and a lesbian priest • Church on fire (but not the right kind) • Religious Broadcasters (including the give-me-money-so-God-will-give-you-money-to-give-to-me scammers) tightening their belts • Church’s faith healing advertisement branded ‘irresponsible’ • The never-ending attempt to reconcile science and religion, and why it is doomed to fail. • A source guide to the Bahá’í Faith

Plus: Holocaust denier Richard Williamson on the subjects of Pink Floyd, women’s trousers and €˜The Sound of Music’

Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders barred from UK over anti-Islam film

Geert Wilders A diplomatic row over a decision by British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to ban controversial Dutch film-maker Geert Wilders from broadcasting his anti-Muslim film in the House of lords has escalated.

Wilders insists he will fly to the UK. “If they want to put me in handcuffs, a Dutch parliamentarian and party leader and send me back to The Netherlands, so be it.”

Poll: Minority of Dutch Population Support Wilders Trial

Geert Wilders Amsterdam – Exactly half of the Dutch are opposed to Wednesday’s decision of the appeal court in Amsterdam to prosecute MP Geert Wilders. A minority considers it right that he should be charged with incitement to hatred, discrimination and insulting Muslims as a group, pollster Maurice de Hond reported Friday.

Of all those polled, 66 percent consider that in general, MPs can exceed the boundaries of free speech when they are outside parliament – they have parliamentary immunity inside – and that prosecution should be possible in such cases. A third (33 percent) did not think MPs should ever be prosecuted for anything they say, and 1 percent had no opinion.

Dutch MP Geert Wilders to be prosecuted for anti-Islam hate speech

Geert Wilders The Amsterdam court has ruled that the Public Prosecutor’s Office should after all prosecute the populist politician Geert Wilders for anti-Islamic remarks.

“In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to… draw a clear line,” the court in Amsterdam said.

Among other things, Wilders has compared the Quran to Hitler’s book Mein Kampf.

Muslim Hackers Attack Dutch Host

Muslim hackers Independent, cybercrime observer Zone-H.org has reported that Islamic hacker communities are involved in the latest online “hacktivism” addressing perceived Dutch Islamophobia, particularly member of parliament Geert Wilders’ controversial film released earlier this year.