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Sunday, 1 March 2009

Geert Wilders in the Land of the Free

I don't want to keep on too much about the Geert Wilders situation, but I would urge you to remember that he still faces prosecution in the Netherlands. You can sign the petition against this move here or, if you are able, donate to his fighting fund here.

Now, I decided to save updates from his time in the United States for a combined post, and I shall duly give you an overview of his interviews and speeches there in a moment; however, first I have some very good news to report (courtesy of Jihad Watch).

It seems that Mr Wilder's party, Partij voor de Vrijheid, is currently polling as the most popular in the Netherlands.

According to Radio Netherlands:

"According to Dutch opinion polls, if parliamentary elections were held today the Freedom Party (PVV) of populist leader Geert Wilders would become the largest party. The PVV has 27 seats in the polls, while the Christian Democrats - the largest party in the governing coalition - has 26.

He has been rising in the polls since the Amsterdam appeals court decided to try Wilders for anti-Muslim comments six weeks ago. He was also in the news because Great Britain denied him entry."

Alternatively if you speak Dutch, you can go here for information:



Right, as a bit of a contrast to the behaviour of the government here in the UK, Wilders was allowed into the US without problems.

As well as appearing on several popular chat shows, he took part in a Q & A session at New York's Four Seasons Hotel, plus finally a series of speeches and a presentation of Fitna in a room of the US Senate.

Here is Wilders on Fox's 'The O'Reilly Factor' (23/02/09):

and the same day on the Glenn Beck programme, also on Fox:

He is given more time to speak here, and it's a good interview.

Here is his appearance on CNN (26/2/09):

Perhaps unsurpirsingly, he was given quite a hard time on CNN. The host really loved that Old Testament analogy - shame it doesn't wash at all really.

This is the speech Wilders gave at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York on Monday 23rd February 2009. It's really very good.

Taken from The Frozen North, here is Mr Wilders' inspiring speech at a Boston synagogue on Wednesday 25th February 2009.

Taken from Jihad Watch, here is the speech Mr Wilders gave to the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Friday 27th February 2009.

He then met law makers at Capitol Hill, courtesy of Republican Senator Jon Kyl.

Next stop - Geert Wilders for Dutch Prime Minister!

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