Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Geert Wilders on being convicted for saying there should be fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands

Geert Wilders is the leader of the Partij voor Vrijheid (Party for Freedom), one of the two biggest in the Netherlands, and roughly the equivalent of the Front National in France. We posted one of his speeches a few years ago.  Basically his party is opposed to the expensive, bureaucratic and undemocratic nature of the EU, and the steady Islamization of the Netherlands (and Western Europe generally).

Although we don't agree with everything he says (for example, we think his proposal to ban the Koran goes too far) he clearly articulates major problems that his country has and faces in the immediate future.  There is no doubt that his prosecution and conviction for espousing his policies were orchestrated by his political opponents. So much for the perception that the Netherlands is tolerant -- this is only the case with badly behaved Muslims.

However, it's likely this show trial will backfire on that country's political establishment.  His comments are here

Ironically, many Moroccans agree with Wilders -- article

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