Skip to comments.Geert Wilders to take anti-Islam party global
Posted on 07/16/2010 9:45:23 AM PDT by Palter
Populist Dutch anti-Islam politician will launch his party in USA and UK
The anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders, whose Freedom party (PVV) won 24 seats and third place in the Dutch national election last month, says he is forming international alliances to launch branches of his Islamophobic party across the Western world.
Almost 1.5m Dutch people voted for the PVV in June. Now Wilders, who is under constant 24-hour protection because of his incendiary public statements on Islam, has said he will start groups in the US, Canada, Britain, France and Germany later this year.
Wilders left the right-wing Liberal party (VVD), which came first in the recent general election with 31 seats, in 2004 in protest at their support for Turkeys accession to the EU. He has since made his fierce opposition to Islam the central and most frequently articulated tenet of his new party.
Among other goals, he hopes his mooted international alliance will lead to a block on immigration from Islamic nations to the West and a ban on Sharia law.
Speaking to reporters at the Dutch parliament yesterday, Wilders said: "The message, 'stop Islam, defend freedom', is a message that's not only important for the Netherlands but for the whole free Western world."
He added: "The fight for freedom and [against] Islamisation as I see it is a worldwide phenomenon and problem to be solved."
Wilders equates Islam with fascism and, in speeches and a notorious short film, Fitna, expounds on the threat of violence he claims is inherent in the Koran. His rhetoric has led to him being charged under Dutch anti-hate laws - he will stand trial in October - and at one stage being refused entry to the UK, though a court overturned this.
Speaking about the UK yesterday, Wilders said his nascent organisation, dubbed the Geert Wilders International Freedom Alliance, would try to occupy the space between the Conservatives and the BNP, which he said was "racist" and "not my party". Wilders is often described as far-right but frequently stands up for gay and women's rights.
Reacting to Wilders yesterday, Ayhan Tonca, a well-known spokesman for Dutch Muslims, said he feared Wilders would meet with success as he spread his Islamophobic message. "So long as things are going badly with the economy, a lot of people always need a scapegoat," he said, calling on "well-meaning people in Europe to oppose this".
Oh, yeah. Great thinking Geert. As an expert in American politics it is the right thing to split the vote in a 2 party system. /sarc
Stupid Dutch. Language sounds like a fart in a bathtub anyway.
God bless and keep him.
I hate propaganda "journalists". Anyone who isn't "Islamophobic" is retarded.
How long until we hear Ayhan Tonca has sawed his wife's head off for looking at him wrong or some such thing?
“his Islamaphobic party”
Every time you don’t like something now, you are “-phobic.”
I guess it’s just not possible to oppose something. You have to be afraid of it.
Do Dutch words have some boomerang effect where if someone says them they can swing around and cause physical injury to the speaker? Or is the author too scared to say that Muslims don't like what he is saying and might kill Wilders too because of their hatred?
I don't see them refer to Islam as "freedom-phobic" or "civilization-phobic" but they should.
Opposing totalitarianism isn't a phobia. Its what you do if you love freedom and you aren't completely gutless.
Personally, I think most of the powers that be are suffering from Christophobia.
I’d like to see an honest and intellectually rigorous movement aimed at the destruction of Islam worldwide. Other religions can all peacefully coexist side by side, but Islam is not capable of this.
I’ve got no quarrel with most Muslims themselves, but they are shackled to a false and culturally cancerous faith that must be stopped. It’s us or them.
Wilders accuses Islam of being violent and, coincidentally, apparently unrelated, has to be guarded 24 hours a day to keep him from being murdered by muslims.
Its his own fault for accusing them of being violent. Violence is not inherent in Islam; if you don’t oppose them they usually won’t murder you. Or in any case not that many of you.
I suggest something much more simple. Encourage people to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and then teach them witness to muslims. Make Islamics into disciples who also follow Jesus Christ, get them baptized and teach them to spread the good news. It works everytime it is tried.
Which part is the sarc tag for, being an expert or splitting the vote? Or both?
You are either with Islam or against it, there is no middle, moderate, or turning the other cheek. Islam will have it's religious war.
Both. Splitting the conservative vote with some dutch party is stupid.
He hasn’t hardly achieved anything in The Netherlands yet. Why doesn’t he focus there instead?
Was American considered Naziphobic during WWII?
The first thing we need to do is legally strip Islam of first amendment protection because it is not a religion. Then we need to ban the practice of Islam because it is a anti-constituional attempt to strip away the foundations of republican institutions guaranteed to each state by the US Constitution.
Islam under Sharia Law is the modern day equivalent of totalitarian communism and needs to be treated as such. Of course, none of this will happen until the Muslums take over a political jurisdiction in this country and start honor killing, Jews, women and homos and engage in forced conversion they way they did to Fox News reporter Centani a few yrs ago!
Geert is 100% right on about t he fascist part. Where do I sign up?