Geert Wilders

Dutch Jews Want Fast Punishment For Anti-Semitism

February 2, 2011

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/02/AR2011020201514_pf.html

Jewish groups in the Netherlands called Wednesday for swifter punishment for Holocaust deniers as parliament debated how to combat rising anti-Semitism.

Among other measures, a Jewish umbrella organization said it wants...

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Angst About Islamist Groups Goes Mainstream In Germany

January 9, 2011

Author: Kirsten Grieshaber

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/08/AR2011010800335.html

The 200 robed and bearded men gathered at dusk on the market square, rolled out their prayer rugs and intoned Allah's praises as dismayed townspeople looked on.

 

It was Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, and...

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Dutch May Introduce Burqa Ban as Early as 2011

December 16, 2010

Author: Sara Webb

Source: Reuters

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6BF45W20101216

The Netherlands could ban the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women, as soon as next year, Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders told Reuters in an interview Thursday.

 

Wilders' populist Freedom Party is the third largest in parliament and provides crucial support to the minority ruling coalition in exchange for the...

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Far-Right Anti-Mosque Video Game Triggers Outrage In Austria

September 1, 2010

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/01/far-right-anti-mosque-video-game-triggers-outrage-in-austria/

The picturesque Austrian province of Styria is overrun by huge mosques with minarets, if you are to believe an online video game designed for the far-right Freedom Party ahead of regional elections on September 26.

In a shooting range-style game, players have 60 seconds to collect points...

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Surge for Dutch Anti-Islam Freedom Party

June 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/10271153.stm

A Dutch anti-Islam party has more than doubled its seats in parliament in a national vote, though it is unclear if it will take part in a coalition.

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders said he wanted to be part of government.

The election saw the centre-right Liberal Party (VVD) emerging as the largest party, one seat ahead of the centre-left Labour Party...

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Anti-Islam Party's Success Worries Dutch Muslims

June 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer/Lianne Turner

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/10/anti-islam-partys-success-worries-dutch-muslims/

Opinion polls had predicted the anti-Muslim Party for Freedom would do well in Dutch elections this week - but not this well.

Led by the controversial politician Geert Wilders, the party nearly tripled its representation in parliament, from 9 seats to 24, according...

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In Germany, Xenophobia Diverted By Open Doors

March 23, 2010

Author: Nicholas Kulish

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/24/world/europe/24germany.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Everything seemed to be in place for a protracted xenophobic row and attendant media frenzy in this depressed industrial town near the French border.

A Muslim congregation applied in November to build a minaret and three golden cupolas on the roof of the old movie theater...

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Dutch Anti-Islam Lawmaker Faces Hate Speech Trial

January 20, 2010

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Wire Service: AP

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/dutch-anti-islam-lawmaker-278820.html

Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders sat in the defendant's dock Wednesday, nodding his head as prosecutors read aloud a hundred remarks he has made condemning Islam, Muslims and immigrants — notably one comparing the Quran to Hitler's "Mein...

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