Sunday, March 12, 2017

'Fringe' no longer: Geert Wilders in Dutch election race

'If we do not stop the Islamization, we will lose everything'


He’s persecuted by his own government. He’s been banned from entire countries because he’s considered to be too dangerous. He’s forced to travel under constant guard and with the ever-present threat of assassination.    And today, he may be the most important and influential politician in Europe.  All eyes are on Geert Wilders, the leader of the Netherlands’ Party for Freedom (PVV), which is poised to gain more seats in next week’s Dutch elections. Some polls suggest Wilders’ once fringe party may capture more seats than any other party in the Dutch Parliament.

Wilders’ defining issue is his opposition to the “Islamization” of the Netherlands. He also pulls no punches when it comes to describing what is happening on the streets of the once idyllic Northern European country.  “The Moroccan scum in Holland – and once again, not all are scum, but there is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland – make the streets unsafe,” he said at the beginning of his campaign........ “I believe that Islam is more like a totalitarian ideology [than a religion],” he says in the speech. “It rules all aspects of life. It wants to rule all aspects of society … it will cost us our freedom if we don’t stand up and fight to preserve our own identity.........Read more

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