Geert Wilders http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34237/all en Scuffles at Dutch MP Wilders' Australia event http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/scuffles-at-dutch-mp-wilders-australia-event <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mounted police restored order as scuffles broke out outside an Australian venue where Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders was speaking, but authorities said Wednesday that no arrests were made.</p> <p>Populist Wilders spoke on Tuesday night in Melbourne, receiving a standing ovation from several hundred people who had heard him warn that mass migration from Islamic nations could change Australia.</p> <p>Police horses were brought to the Melbourne venue as protesters attempted to block the entrance, but there were no major incidents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/scuffles-at-dutch-mp-wilders-australia-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geert Wilders Islam Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:15:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760652 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia's ABC hacked over Geert Wilders interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/australias-abc-hacked-over-geert-wilders-interview <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The personal details of thousands of Australians were leaked Wednesday after a hacking attack on public broadcaster ABC in protest at an interview with far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.</p> <p>The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said it was investigating "reports of a security breach on an ABC site", with a Twitter user named @Phr0zenM claiming it was part of a hacking mission named #OpWilders.</p> <p>"ABC hacked for giving a platform for Geert Wilders to spread hatred #OpWilders - database leaked!" @Phr0zenM said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/australias-abc-hacked-over-geert-wilders-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ABC Business Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Labor Law Politics of Europe Technology AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:00:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768016 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch speaker resigns over far-right Wilders' 'snub' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130614/dutch-speaker-resigns-over-far-right-wilders-snub <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The speaker of the Dutch upper house said late Thursday he will resign after allegedly snubbing far-right leader Geert Wilders during King Willem-Alexander's enthronement in April, media reported.</p> <p>Fred De Graaf is to stand down after allegedly keeping anti-Muslim politician Wilders from joining a select group of lawmakers escorting the king during the April 30 ceremony that was beamed to millions of television screens around the world.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130614/dutch-speaker-resigns-over-far-right-wilders-snub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geert Wilders Politics of Europe Politics of the Netherlands Social Issues AFP Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:21:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5857377 at http://www.globalpost.com French, Dutch far-right launch eurosceptic alliance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131113/french-dutch-far-right-launch-eurosceptic-alliance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and Dutch anti-Islamic leader Geert Wilders on Wednesday launched what they called a "historic" alliance to fight next year's European elections, with other eurosceptic parties expected to join.</p> <p>"Today is a historic day. We have taken a decision to ally ourselves with other patriots willing to work within the same dynamic," Le Pen told journalists after talks with Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Wilders.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131113/french-dutch-far-right-launch-eurosceptic-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Le Pen Politics Politics of Europe Right-wing populism AFP Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:48:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5988250 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch PM 'disgusted' by Wilders rap video execution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/dutch-pm-disgusted-wilders-rap-video-execution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday he was "disgusted" by a music video depicting a jihadist-style execution of controversial anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders.</p> <p>The video, posted on YouTube by Dutch-Lebanese rapper Hozny, comes days after the outspoken Wilders said that the city of The Hague "could do with less Moroccans."</p> <p>Rutte, whose centre-right VVD party competes with Wilders' PVV for votes, told the NOS public broadcaster that the video was "revolting, dreadful."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/dutch-pm-disgusted-wilders-rap-video-execution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Social Issues AFP Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:32:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6098541 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch PM 'disgusted' by Wilders rap video execution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/dutch-pm-disgusted-wilders-rap-video-execution-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday he was "disgusted" by a music video depicting a jihadist-style execution of controversial anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders.</p> <p>The video, posted on YouTube by Dutch-Lebanese rapper Hozny, comes days after the outspoken Wilders said that the city of The Hague "could do with less Moroccans."</p> <p>Rutte, whose centre-right VVD party competes with Wilders' PVV for votes, told the NOS public broadcaster that the video was "revolting, dreadful."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/dutch-pm-disgusted-wilders-rap-video-execution-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Social Issues AFP Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:32:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6098542 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch populist Wilders sued over 'fewer Moroccans' vow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/dutch-populist-wilders-sued-over-fewer-moroccans-vow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The largest Moroccan grouping in the Netherlands said Thursday it will file a complaint against outspoken far-right politician Geert Wilders after he told supporters he would ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the country.</p> <p>"Today we are meeting police where we'll file a discrimination-based complaint against Wilders," Habib el Kaddouri, a coordinator at the Grouping of Dutch-Moroccans Foundation (SMN), told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/dutch-populist-wilders-sued-over-fewer-moroccans-vow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe AFP Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:20:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6099941 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch rightist politician quits over anti-Moroccan chants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140320/dutch-rightist-politician-quits-over-anti-moroccan-chants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anthony Deutsch and Thomas Escritt</p> <p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A parliamentarian for the Dutch hard-right Freedom Party resigned from the party on Thursday amid uproar over the way leader Geert Wilders led supporters in racist chants against Moroccans during an election night rally.</p> <p>Wilders' eurosceptic, anti-Islam Freedom Party made huge gains in municipal elections on Wednesday, and polls suggest it will become the largest Dutch party in the European assembly in elections in May.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140320/dutch-rightist-politician-quits-over-anti-moroccan-chants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:02:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6100725 at http://www.globalpost.com Storm after Dutch populist Wilders vows 'fewer Moroccans' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/storm-after-dutch-populist-wilders-vows-fewer-moroccans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Outspoken Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders faced an unprecedented storm of protest on Thursday after he told supporters he would ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the country.</p> <p>Hundreds filed complaints with the police and an MP from his anti-Islam PVV party left his grouping in parliament the day after a jovial Wilders promised his chanting supporters he would arrange for there to be fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/storm-after-dutch-populist-wilders-vows-fewer-moroccans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Technology AFP Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:32:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6100981 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch rightist politician quits over anti-Moroccan chants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140321/dutch-rightist-politician-quits-over-anti-moroccan-chants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(This March 20 story was corrected in the second paragraph to make clear Freedom Party did not make huge gains)</p> <p>By Anthony Deutsch and Thomas Escritt</p> <p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A parliamentarian for the Dutch hard-right Freedom Party resigned from the party on Thursday amid uproar over the way leader Geert Wilders led supporters in racist chants against Moroccans during an election night rally.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140321/dutch-rightist-politician-quits-over-anti-moroccan-chants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:52:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6101559 at http://www.globalpost.com US envoy says Dutch populist 'against shared values' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140327/us-envoy-says-dutch-populist-against-shared-values <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Populist politician Geert Wilders' promise of "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands conflicts with shared Dutch-US values, newly appointed US ambassador to The Hague Timothy Broas said on Thursday.</p> <p>The platinum-haired Wilders faced a storm of protest and an exodus from his far-right party after he last week promised chanting supporters he would arrange for there to be fewer Moroccans in the country.</p> <p>Wilders' anti-Moroccan cheerleading "was in conflict with the values shared by the Netherlands and the United States," Dutch news agency ANP quoted Broas as saying.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140327/us-envoy-says-dutch-populist-against-shared-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criticism of Islam Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Technology AFP Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:21:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6106551 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch populist targets 'Brussels monster' from within http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140512/dutch-populist-targets-brussels-monster-within <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders is riding high ahead of this month's European Parliament elections, hoping to destroy from within what he calls the 'monster of Brussels'. </p> <p>Despite an unprecedented backlash after he called for "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands, his Party for Freedom (PVV) looks set to make gains in the May 22 vote, including extra clout and cash by joining a pan-European populist alliance.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140512/dutch-populist-targets-brussels-monster-within" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geert Wilders Politics Politics of Europe Politics of the Netherlands AFP Mon, 12 May 2014 07:24:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6144554 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi 'considering' sanctions over Wilders Islam insult: The Hague http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140517/saudi-considering-sanctions-over-wilders-islam-insult-the-hague <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Saudi Arabia is "considering" sanctions against the Netherlands after an anti-Islamic stunt by far-right politician Geert Wilders, the Dutch foreign ministry said on Saturday. </p> <p>In November, the anti-Islamic lawmaker printed stickers imitating the Saudi flag, replacing its text, which normally reads "There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah" with "Islam is a lie, Muhammad a criminal, the Koran is poison".</p> <p>The Dutch foreign ministry told AFP on Saturday that Saudi Arabia feels "insulted" by Wilders and is considering sanctions. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140517/saudi-considering-sanctions-over-wilders-islam-insult-the-hague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geert Wilders Islam Politics of Europe Technology AFP Sat, 17 May 2014 17:27:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6149484 at http://www.globalpost.com Netherlands: Saudi Arabia may curb trade ties over Wilders' anti-Islam slogans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140517/netherlands-saudi-arabia-may-curb-trade-ties-over-wilders-anti- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is considering trade sanctions against the Netherlands because of stickers printed by far-right politician Geert Wilders which display anti-Islam slogans in the colors of the Saudi flag, a Dutch foreign ministry spokesman said.</p> <p>Wilders, leader of the anti-immigration Dutch Freedom Party, is tied in first place with the Democrats in national opinion polls before European Parliament elections that will be held in the Netherlands on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140517/netherlands-saudi-arabia-may-curb-trade-ties-over-wilders-anti-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geert Wilders Islam Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Sat, 17 May 2014 17:42:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6149571 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch populist Wilders makes U-turn, wants EU seat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140530/dutch-populist-wilders-makes-u-turn-wants-eu-seat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In a dramatic about-turn, Dutch anti-EU populist MP Geert Wilders said Friday he wants also to sit in the European parliament, despite dual mandates being illegal.</p> <p>"I want both at the same time," Wilders, whose anti-immigration Party for Freedom (PVV) won four MEP seats in last week's European parliamentary elections, one less than in 2009, told state broadcaster NOS.</p> <p>Wilders said in April that there was "no way" he would sit in the European parliament, despite his vow to "destroy the monster of Brussels" from within.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140530/dutch-populist-wilders-makes-u-turn-wants-eu-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe European Union Geert Wilders Nationalism Politics of Europe AFP Fri, 30 May 2014 17:26:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6162559 at http://www.globalpost.com