Dutch go the polls in closely watched election

Dutch go the polls in closely watched election

It is decision day in the Netherlands in an election dominated by immigration, Islam and the rise of populism. Despite its splintered political landscape the Dutch vote is mainly pitching centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte against nationalist Geert Wilders. Its also happening against the backdrop of a bitter rift with Turkey. Rutte vs. Wilders pits […]

The EU vs. the Nation State?

The EU vs. the Nation State?

By George Igler / Gatestone Institute Attention is beginning to focus on elections due to take place in three separate European countries in 2017. The outcomes in the Netherlands, France and Germany will determine the likely future of the European Union (EU). In the Netherlands, on March 15, all 150 members of the country’s House […]

No justice in the Netherlands

No justice in the Netherlands

By Judith Bergman / Gatestone Institute A court in The Hague decided on October 14 that the charges of hate speech against Dutch politician Geert Wilders, for statements he made in March 2014 at a political rally, are admissible in a court of law. It thereby rejected the Wilders’ appeal to throw out the charges […]

Give women the right to defend themselves

Give women the right to defend themselves

By Geert Wilders and Machiel de Graaf / Gatestone Institute “Cultural enrichment” has brought us a new word: Taharrush. Remember it well, because we are going to have to deal with it a lot. Taharrush is the Arabic word for the phenomenon whereby women are encircled by groups of men and sexually harassed, assaulted, groped, […]

Geert Wilders plans Prophet Muhammad exhibit in Dutch parliament

Geert Wilders plans Prophet Muhammad exhibit in Dutch parliament

May 7, 2015 Jessica Chasmar Posted with permission from The Washington Times Republish Reprint Dutch politician Geert Wilders says he wants to stage a parliamentary exhibition of the same Muhammad cartoons that sparked the attack in Garland, Texas, on Sunday that left two suspected jihadis dead. “I am going to request parliament to exhibit the […]