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Geert Wilders

Yom Kippur 5775: Israeli Liberals Are in Pain

Carlo Strenger | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Carlo Strenger

While I can humanly and psychologically understand why fear pushes many Israelis to the right, I cannot help feeling, along with many of my friends, that the country is moving so far away from our ideals and values that we are becoming strangers in our own land.

Dutch Right-Wing Party Stumbles In EU Vote

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

By Andrew Osborn and Anthony Deutsch LONDON/AMSTERDAM, May 23 (Reuters) - Britain's Eurosceptic UK Independence Party made...

Dutch Far-Right Politician Makes Unbelievably Offensive Remark

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

A conservative Dutch politician is being sued following a party meeting in which he told supporters he would ensure there were ‘fewer’ Moroccans i...

Dutch Anti-Islam Politician Gets U.S. Pocket Money

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

By Anthony Deutsch and Mark Hosenball AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Anti-Islam groups in America have provided financial sup...

A Dutch Parliamentarian's 'Jihad' Against Islam: Marked for Death.

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

In addition to conflicting with authoritative data, the Wilders' rhetoric also poses a real danger of galvanising violent extremism -- not countering it.

Geert Wilders, Marked For Death: A Muslim's Response

Qasim Rashid | Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Wilders promises many things in his book, above all that, "we must speak the truth." Wilders does not fulfill his promises, however, and his disregard for truth is the most astounding.

Dutch Burqa Ban May Be Headed For The Trash Can

AP | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- Dutch government plans to ban the wearing of burqas and forbid citizens of the Netherlands from holding dual nationality are unlikely to ...

Dutch 'Burqa Ban' May Be Off The Table After Government Collapse

Reuters | Gilbert Kreijger | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

By Gilbert Kreijger AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - With the collapse of the Dutch centre-right government, the Netherlands may now drop some of ...

Dutch Government Expected To Resign

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | World

By Gilbert Kreijger and Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE, April 23 (Reuters) - The Dutch government will resign on Monday in a...

Dutch Move Closer To Banning Burqa

AP | By MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Dutch Cabinet moved a step closer Friday to banning the burqa, making good on an election promise that is largely symbol...

Dual Fears

Eelco Keij | Posted 03.18.2012 | World
Eelco Keij

Over the past 10 years a chill wind has been blowing through the Netherlands. An increasingly sharp stance -- fueled by fear -- against new immigrants, especially from Muslim countries, has been capturing newspapers' headlines on a daily basis.

Astonished by German Astonishment Over Nazi Attacks

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

I am not for the first time writing on behalf of the immigrant community to Germany, as the daughter of a Greek immigrant in Germany. On October 21st ...

A Shock of Peroxide-Blonde Hair

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Shahid Mahmood

Geert Wilders judges others based on ethnicity. He is well known for his anti-immigration politics and routinely refers to himself as a "Dutch freedom...

'Anti-Islamic' Dutch Politican Acquitted Of Hate Speech

Posted 08.23.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday that may...

Muslims Gain Freedom In Middle East, Lose It In Europe

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.07.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has approved a law that "benefits" more or less 2,000 burqa-clad women, who were subjected to patriarchal oppression. Much to my surprise, the law is being rigidly enforced.

Dutch Politician's 'Hate' Trial Moves Forward

Posted 05.30.2011 | World

Despite repeated requests to dismiss the case, the trial of Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is charged with inciting hatred and discrimination aga...

Anti-Islamic Dutch MP Can Seek Trial Dismissal, Says Judge

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — An Amsterdam court will reconsider dismissing the hate speech trial of one of the Netherland's most popular leaders, an anti-immigra...

Islamophobia Peaks in Europe

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claire Gordon

Right-wing populist parties have emerged in every Western European country, united in their fight against the "Islamicization of Europe."

Anti-Islam Dutch Party Calls for Ban on Immigrants in the Hague Soccer Clubs

Anita Schillhorn van Veen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anita Schillhorn van Veen

The conflation of soccer violence with Islamicization and the influence of immigrants along with the proposed ban constitute an absurd attempt to polarize opinion on a topic as localized and unpolitical as amateur sports leagues.

The Idiocy of the Anti-Sharia Crowd

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

For those following the idiotic allegations that Sharia is creeping into American society and wonder who speaks for Islam, I think the answer is obvious. Western extremists are now the new hijackers of Islam.

Geert Wilders, Anti-Islamic Dutch Politician, Requests Hate Speech Acquittal

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Lawyers for a Dutch politician who has harshly criticized Islam argued at his trial Tuesday that he has the right to issue warnings ...

A Muslim's Defense of Geert Wilders

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

I'm disgusted by the bigoted ideology of Islamophobes like Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders. But to try someone in a court of law, just for running his mouth, is inherently abhorrent to me.

Geert Wilders, Anti-Islam Dutch Politician, On Trial For Hate Speech Charges

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders appealed for freedom of expression Monday as he went on trial for alleged hate speech at a...

Muslim Cleric Loses His Head

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

How possibly can a call for a beheading of someone without a criminal trial ever be legitimate? It cannot. When Muslim clerics who make the press urge death and destruction, I sit around with my Muslim friends and grieve.

My Husband Didn't Stand for Hate

Raina Wallens | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Raina Wallens

Is an extremist "human rights" organization planning a rally on the anniversary of 9/11 really concerned with honoring the memory of my late husband, Blake, and thousands of others?