Dutch PM Mark Rutte steals Geert Wilders’ voice to save his skin

Dutch PM Mark Rutte steals Geert Wilders' voice to save his skin Next week’s Dutch elections will be the most closely watched for many decades and the result will provide insights into Europe’s political malaise. Geert Wilders has grabbed the headlines with his bouffant peroxide hair and a strident Islam-bashing

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In a Rotterdam mosque, anxious Dutch citizens debate the role of Islam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AFP) — Hundreds of Dutch citizens packed into a Rotterdam mosque Friday for an animated debate on the role of Muslims in the country, a central theme as key elections loom. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email

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As Far Right Reaps Votes, Immigrants Face Tougher Times in Netherlands

Moussa Sall from Guinea looks through a window of a boat cabin in the floating hotel “Amanpuri”, housing migrants whose asylum procedure has been declined in Groningen, Netherlands, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir Reuters. By Anthony …

U.S. News & World Report

Moroccans in the Spotlight as Dutch Election Looms

style=”display:inline-block;width:468px;height:15px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-9546318280945074″ data-ad-slot=”4721527165″> Toronto – Even as Geert Wilders, leader of Dutch far-right political Party for Freedom(PVV), falters in the polls, Dutch-Moroccans …


Netherlands election on 15 March faces extra scrutiny

The Netherlands’ election next week will likely produce a coalition government, although the fragile bolting together of parties will remain somewhat vulnerable to populist outfits such as Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV). There are 150 seats


Are the Elections in the Netherlands a Litmus Test for Global Populism?

Dutch far-right candidate Geert Wilders’ PVV party has seen a slump in the polls, but, following the U.S. election, many warn of deceptive data. By Massoud Hayoun. Geert Wilders is guarded by police as he speaks to the crowd on March 8th, 2017, in

Pacific Standard

Geert Wilders: How did an outsider and social recluse win so many Dutch hearts?

Wilders’ family describes him as ‘egocentric and aggressive’ but he is a hit among disillusioned voters. Isabelle Gerretsen. By Isabelle Gerretsen in Volendam. Updated March 11, 2017 09:25 GMT. Wilders voters Geert Wilders surrounded by media, voters …

International Business Times UK

Three wealthy Americans are the major financial backers of Geert Wilders’ Islamophobic election campaign

Virtually every cent raised by Geert Wilders, a notorious Islamophobic candidate in the upcoming Dutch elections, has come from a clutch of secretive American millionaires, led by David Horowitz, who calls Wilders “the Paul Revere of Europe.” Read the

Boing Boing

Dutch to Get `Nice Surprise’ in Election, Candidate Wilders Says

Geert Wilders, the Dutch anti-Islam candidate who has lost ground in recent polls ahead of elections March 15, vowed to pull ahead of his nearest rival, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and win the most votes. “We’ve done quite well, so I am afraid that you


Donations down to anti-Islam PVV of Dutch lawmaker Wilders

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Donations to the anti-Islam party of populist Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders and declared under Dutch party financing rules fell significantly last year. According to figures published by the Dutch government on Wednesday, …

Business Insider

Everything you need to know about the Dutch elections

(CNN) Dutch voters will go to the polls on March 15, in an election that will be watched closely as a bellwether for populism in Europe. The campaign — dominated by immigration and the Netherland’s membership of the European Union — has pitted two


‘I want my Netherlands back’: Meet the half-Moroccan Dutch liberal hoping to block Geert Wilders’ path to power

In a venue more used to international pop stars, 5,000 people crowded into a concert hall in Amsterdam last week, beers in hand, for the largest political rally in the Dutch election campaign. The cheering crowd had gathered to see Jesse Klaver, the …


Wilders’ one-man band heads for Dutch poll destiny

The far-right Dutch politician, who labels Moroccan immigrants “scum” and wants to close every mosque in the Netherlands, lives under 24-hour security. Trips outside, such as a recent tour of Spijkenisse near Rotterdam, are rare and unspontaneous.

Financial Times

What to Know About Geert Wilders, the ‘Dutch Trump’

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has spent more than a decade encouraging popular resentment against Muslims, the E.U. and immigrants. What were once fringe views have turned into a national movement, which has many asking whether the March …


Geert Wilders Isn’t Really Interested in Governing

The Dutch Freedom Party leader has gone out of his way to avoid the hard work of government. By Nick Ottens March 11, 2017 March 11, 2017. French and Dutch nationalist party leaders Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders deliver a news conference in …

Atlantic Sentinel

Anti-Islam provocateur Geert Wilders’ party 3rd largest among Dutch Jews

(JTA) — The party of Geert Wilders, a Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker whose critics say is a racist and a fascist, is the third-most popular among local Jews, according to a pre-elections poll of community members. With 814 respondents, the poll, whose

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