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Geert Wilders

Nativism At RNC 2016: Everything You Need To Know

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

The much-anticipated, chaotic, sometimes laughable, but mostly terrifying 2016 Republican National Convention has come to end. And, oh, what a ride. There were certainly the highly publicized moments: Melania Trump's partially plagiarized speech and Ted Cruz being, well, Ted Cruz.

Revisiting Ukraine's Maidan Legacy Amidst EU Shambles

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

While it would certainly be premature to predict the disintegration of the European Union at this point, the United Kingdom's recent departure from the bloc via "Brexit" referendum certainly casts a dark shadow over the continent's political future.

Remember Brexit? You Better! It Threatens YOU too.

David Ropeik | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
David Ropeik

As international markets settle down, as the global news media turn their fickle attention to other bogeymen, as Brexit Shock fades (everywhere but in...

The Dutch Referendum and the Future of Europe

John Feffer | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
John Feffer

The future of Europe is being decided this week in the Netherlands.

Trump Finds Support In Europe From Only The Most Controversial On Far Right

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.04.2016 | World

One of the originators of Europe's far-right populist movement came out in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday. In a...

The PVV Turns 10! Here's to Writing Dutch Political History One Insult At A Time

Cas Mudde | Posted 02.22.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

Today is a special day in Dutch political history: it is the birthday of the Party for Freedom (PVV), a party known mostly for its "firebrand" leader, Geert Wilders.

Pamela Geller and the Professional Islamophobia Business

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2016 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

If we are at war, it's not a war against Islam. It's a war against hatred in all its forms, including anti-Muslim hatred. We cannot win this war by returning hate for hate, as Angelou so wisely noted. We must fight this war by employing our most powerful weapons: empathy, hospitality, and acceptance of religious diversity.

Reading Charlie Hebdo in Context

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

Whether one enjoys Charlie Hebdo's cartoons or finds them offensive, George Orwell's words seem to capture the heart of the matter: "If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."

Malice in Dallas

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

I am a Muslim Sufi. But I am first an American writer, and for me freedom of expression is undebatable, except when it embodies a direct call to immediate violence against others.

Jessica Schulberg

Steve King Avoids Talking About Islam After Inviting Islamophobe To Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is worried about radical Islam. So worried, in fact, that he invited Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders to a T...

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 strong gain...

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 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 crisis over bud...

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 str...

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...

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."