UK arrested Tommy Robinson for reporting child-rape gangs that the government caters to. The UK banned reporting of his arrest, denied him a lawyer, and is trying to have him assassinated in prison. Regardless of how you feel about his views, this is a totalitarian government.
Tommy Robinson isn't the first to that the UK has jailed after a secret trial. Melanie Shaw tried to expose child abuse in a Nottinghamshire kids home -- it wasn't foreigners doing the molesting, but many members of the UK's parliament. The government kidnapped her child and permanently took it away. Police from 3 forces have treated her like a terrorist and themselves broken the law. Police even constantly come by to rob her phone and money. She was tried in a case so secret the court staff had no knowledge of it. Her lawyer, like Tommy's, wasn't present. She has been held for over 2 years in Peterborough Prison. read, read
|“||I am a friend of Israel and the Jewish people. (Geert Wilders in a letter to a Jewish Rabbi)||”|
Geert Wilders✡ (born September 6, 1963) is a Dutch zionist politician and warmonger. His paternal grandmother, Johanna Meijer stems from a rich Indian-Jewish family. His grandfather, Johan Ordning was leader of Fortes Honswick, a Dutch concentration camp, where Dutch SS members were detained and tortured. Geert Wilders✡ has repeatedly made it clear that he wants to start a war on Islam. For example, during a speach in Vienna on March 27, 2015, Geert Wilders✡ exclamated: "Our clear message is: We will defeat Islam!"
Geert Wilders has been a member of the Dutch Parliament since 1998, first for the liberalistic People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and, from 2006 on, with the Party for Freedom (PVV). He founded PVV and is its political leader. Wilders is known for his instigation of Islamohysteria, his voluntary isolation due to alledged threats (The "threats" are good propaganda for Wilders, because it is often suggested that they are from "militant islamists" although there is no proof for that and the possibility that Wilders' own movement is behind at least a significant number of these "threats" should not be excluded), as well as being banned from entering the United Kingdom in February 2009.
In September 2012, Wilders suffered a great defeat in the national elections in the Netherlands. His party lost 9 seats (from 24 seats to 15). The reason of this defeat can be found in his collaboration with a pro-immigration coalition that followed after the previous elections. But in those elections many people had voted for Wilders because they assumed he would be against immigration.
- 1 Early life and early career
- 2 Political career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Political views
- 5 Publications
- 6 Criticism
- 7 Ban on entering the UK
- 8 Attempts at prosecution
- 9 References
Early life and early career
Wilders was born in Venlo, Netherlands, in the province of Limburg. Wilders insists that he was raised a Roman Catholic, but in 2009 the anthropologist Lizzy van Leeuwen exposed Wilders' Jewish roots in an article in the newspaper "De Groene Amsterdammer". Wilders' Jewishness can be clearly seen from the following facts:
- Wilders' Jewish sympathy is rather unnatural and abnormal for a non jewish person
- Wilders himself has speculated that his father may have been of Jewish descent
- Wilders' wife is Jewish
- Wilders' matriarchal grandmother, Johanna Ording-Meijer, came from Indonesia (a former Dutch colony) and was of Jewish ehnicity. Geert Wilders, although a quarter Jewish, would be considered a full Jew under rabbinical law.
He received his secondary education at the Mavo and Havo of the "R.K. St. Thomas College" in Venlo. He followed a health insurance course at the "Stichting Opleiding Sociale Verzekeringen" in Amsterdam and gained several Law certificates at the Dutch Open University.
Wilders' father was a manager for the printing and copying manufacturing company Océ. His father had moved from Germany to the Netherlands during the National Socialist period. Wilders speculates that his father may have had some Jewish ancestry.
Wilders' considered his lifetime goal after his college graduation to be to see the world. Wilders initially worked in the health insurance industry. His interest in the subject led him into politics as a speech-writer for VVD. He started his formal political career as a parliamentary assistant to Frits Bolkestein from 1990 to 1998, in that time keeping up a heavy travel schedule. He traveled all across the middle east in the 1990s, especially to Israel (where he has "friends" and where he has even lived for a prolonged period), but he has also made brief visits to Iran, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt.
Wilders was elected for the VVD to the municipal council of Utrecht, the fourth largest city of the Netherlands, in 1997. He represented his hometown, Kanaleneiland. A year later, he was elected to the national parliament. His first four years in parliament drew little attention. In 2002, his appointment as a public spokesman for the VVD led Wilders to become more well known for his Islamohysteria.
In September 2004, Wilders left the VVD, having been a member since 1989, to form his own political party, Groep Wilders, later renamed Partij voor de Vrijheid (Party for Freedom or PVV). He left the liberal party over a dispute within the VVD in late August 2004 about, among other things, his refusal to endorse the party's position that EU-accession negotiations must be started with Turkey.
The PVV's political platform often overlap those of the murdered Rotterdam politician Pim Fortuyn and his List Pim Fortuyn. The PVV bases its ideas on a small government, law and order, and direct democracy ideological framework. It calls for a 16 billion tax reduction, a far stricter policy toward recreational drug use, investing more in roads and other infrastructure, building nuclear power plants, and putting animal rights into the Dutch constitution.
In 2007, Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad discovered that Wilders has set up a management structure of the PVV whereby only Wilders himself is a party member; the party has no other members, and is governed by the two legal bodies, the Vereniging Groep Wilders, and a "stichting" or limited company. Both legal bodies have Wilders as their only board member. This is highly uncommon in the Netherlands, where political parties allow membership to members of the public, and the PVV's 2006 electoral win marked the first time in Dutch history a political party entered parliament despite having no members.
On international issues, the PVV opposes further expansion of the European Union, opposes the European constitution, and supports a more expansive Dutch involvement with NATO in the war on terrorism. On crime issues, Wilders advocates a U.S.-style three strikes law with mandatory life sentences after three separate acts of violent crime. In recent interviews, Wilders more than once indicated that the Dutch constitution and European Convention on Human Rights should be amended or temporarily suspended to protect citizens from Islamic extremism. He also supports stripping criminals with dual nationality of their Dutch citizenship and deporting them to their country of origin. In November 2006, PVV won, in its first parliamentary election, 9 of the 150 open seats.
In response to the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, Wilders posted the cartoons on his website on 1 February 2006, in support of the Danish cartoonists and freedom of speech. Following his publication, Wilders stated he had received more than 40 death threats in just two days. Wilders said that he "cannot stand" the fact that "Europe is weak; Europe is full of cowards" and posted them to express support for "freedom of expression".
The Dutch newspaper Telegraaf reported in May 2007 that Geert Wilders had been shadowed by the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service for years, when he was foreign affairs spokesman for the VVD. During that time, Wilders had been regularly meeting officials at the Israeli Embassy in The Hague. Sources in the security service said that the agency was surveilling conversations between Wilders and Israeli personnel. The security services denied the allegations, insisting it had never shadowed or eavesdropped on Wilders.
On 15 December 2007, Wilders was declared "politician of the year" by NOS-radio, a mainstream Dutch radio station. The parliamentary press praised his ability to dominate political discussion and to attract the debate and to get into publicity with his well-timed one-liners. The editors eventually gave the title to Wilders because he was the only one who scored high both among the press as well as the general public.
In response to Wilders' outspoken statements, a countermovement was organized in December 2007 with the stated aim to "stop evil". FrontPage Magazine has named Wilders the "Man of the Year" for 2008.
Despite his Catholic upbringing, Wilders is religiously lapsed, and he does not even celebrate religious holidays such as Easter Sunday. He is married to Krisztina Marfai, a Jewess from Hungary  with whom he can only meet about once every week due to alleged security concerns.
Wilders generally considers himself to be a libertarian, with a specific mix of positions independent of the European political spectrum and particular of iconoclastic Dutch society. He has stated that "My allies are not Le Pen or Haider... We'll never join up with the fascists and Mussolinis of Italy. I'm very afraid of being linked with the wrong rightist fascist groups." Wilders views British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher to be his greatest political role model. As stated before, VVD figure Frits Bolkestein also heavily influenced his beliefs.
Wilders strongly opposes the Dutch political system in general. He believes that a ruling elite exists among parliamentarians who only care about their own personal careers and disregard the will of the people. He also blames the Dutch system of multi-party coalition governing for a lack of clear and effective policies. In his view, Dutch society advocates rule by consensus and cultural relativism, while he believes that it should change so as to "not tolerate the intolerant".
Wilders published his political manifesto in March 2005. It received a mixed reception in public polls, with 53% calling it "implausible" and 47% more supportive. Some of its key points included:
Views on Israel
At one point, Wilders wanted to move to the State of Israel because he believed one could, as opposed to the Netherlands, 'work for your own money'. Wilders worked in bread factories and a moshav. With the money he earned, he traveled through Israel and some nearby countries. In 2003, Wilders stated: "The past years I have visited many interesting countries, from Tunisia to Turkey and from Cyprus to Iran, but nowhere I have that special feeling of solidarity that I always get if I set foot on the Israeli Ben Gurion Airport."
Wilders has, in the eight years he has served in the Dutch Parliament, largely supported Israel and has criticised countries he perceives as enemies of Israel. Furthermore, Wilders has made some proposals in the Dutch Parliament inspired by Israel. For example, Wilders supports implementing Israel's administrative detention in the Netherlands, a practice heavily criticized by human rights groups, which he calls "common sense".
Geert Wilders is a well-known Zionist who weekly visits the Israeli embassy and often visits Israel.
Views on Islam
Wilders is best known for his criticism of Islam, summing up his views as being that "I don't hate Muslims. I hate Islam." Although identifying Islamic extremists as a small 5-15% minority of Muslims, he argues that "there is no such thing as 'moderate Islam'" and that the "Koran also states that Muslims who believe in only part of the Koran are in fact apostates". He suggests that Muslims should “tear out half of the Koran if they wished to stay in the Netherlands” because it contains 'terrible things' and that Muhammad would “in these days be hunted down as a terrorist”. On 8 August 2007, Wilders opined in a open letter to the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant that the Koran, which he called a "fascist book", should be outlawed in the Netherlands, like Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. He has stated that "The book incites hatred and killing and therefore has no place in our legal order." He has also referred to Mohammed as "the devil".
He believes that all Muslim immigration to the Netherlands should be halted and all settled immigrants should be paid to leave.Referring to the increased population of Muslims in the Netherlands, he has said that:
|“||"Take a walk down the street and see where this is going. You no longer feel like you are living in your own country. There is a battle going on and we have to defend ourselves. Before you know it there will be more mosques than churches!"||”|
In a speech before the Dutch Parliament, he stated that:
|“||Islam is the Trojan Horse in Europe. If we do not stop Islamification now, Eurabia and Netherabia will just be a matter of time. One century ago, there were approximately 50 Muslims in the Netherlands. Today, there are about 1 million Muslims in this country. Where will it end? We are heading for the end of European and Dutch civilisation as we know it. Where is our Prime Minister in all this? In reply to my questions in the House he said, without batting an eyelid, that there is no question of our country being Islamified. Now, this reply constituted a historical error as soon as it was uttered. Very many Dutch citizens, Madam Speaker, experience the presence of Islam around them. And I can report that they have had enough of burkas, headscarves, the ritual slaughter of animals, so?called honour revenge, blaring minarets, female circumcision, hymen restoration operations, abuse of homosexuals, Turkish and Arabic on the buses and trains as well as on town hall leaflets, halal meat at grocery shops and department stores, Sharia exams, the Finance Minister’s Sharia mortgages, and the enormous overrepresentation of Muslims in the area of crime, including Moroccan street terrorists.||”|
Due to this position on Islam, the Dutch-Morrocan rapper Appa, when interviewed about Wilders for a newspaper, said “if someone were to put a bullet in his head, I wouldn't mind”. Wilder's intolerance of Islamic influence prompted the Muslim Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb to severely reprimand him.
Nonetheless, Wilders has traveled widely in the Arab world and Der Spiegel has stated that Wilders will "wax poetic" over those "magnificent countries". Wilders has also said that "It's a real shame that these places are so chaotic." As well, Wilders has stated that he supports the free speech rights of his critics, saying that "An Imam who wants a politician dead is - however reprehensible - allowed to say so".
"Fitna" is the title of a short misleading movie produced by Geert Wilders in 2008. This movie attempts to depict the Muslims as terrorists and murderers by showing acts of terrorism together with out-of-context quotes from the Koran. The movie also tries to create a fear of Muslims by showing images of the rise of the Islam in the Netherlands. The movie, however, completely ignores the fact that Muslims did not change the immigration policy of the Netherlands, which is the real underlying cause of the immigration problems.
The title of the movie comes from the Arabic word "fitna", which describes "disagreement and division among people" or a "test of faith in times of trial".
Marked for death (book)
In 2012, Wilders published a book entitled "Marked for Death" in which he unsuccesfully tries to depict himself as a person prosecuted for his views. The book is also full of Zionist instigated Islamohysteria. It was published in the English language and not in the Dutch language, so the book was presumably written for the Jewish and zionist supporters of Wilders in the U.S.A. and not for the Dutch people, the potential voters for Wilders' party. This shows that Wilders will place the zionist interests above the national interests of the Netherlands.
Wilders is a very controversial figure in the Netherlands, and around the world. He has been often labelled in the world news media as "extreme right" and "far right". Critics argue that Wilders' views come from racism and Islamophobia.
News agencies such as The Guardian, The Irish Times, and BBC News have stated that Wilders primarily built his popularity on the fear and resentment among Dutch voters towards immigrants. Der Spiegel has called his statements "disrespectful", "hate-filled tirades" and has stated that "the elite in the Netherlands despise him for his demagogic manner". The Times has called him "self-evidently preposterous". According to NRC Handelsblad, "his critics say he has become obsessed with Islam and impervious to reason and alternative points of view."
Given that Wilders has allegedly called for the banning of Islamic books while simultaneously arguing for his own personal freedom of speech, editorials in The Montreal Gazette, The Guardian, and The New York Times have accused him of hypocrisy. In a speech during a Dutch parliamentary debate, Wilders elaborated that he calls for the consistent application of Dutch laws restricting free speech that incites violence. He would, ideally, prefer to see nearly all such laws abolished. Also, socialist anti-Wilders activists have alleged that Dutch police arrested them for "insulting a parliamentarian" in their protests, which they also regard as hypocrisy.
Ban on entering the UKLord Pearson of Rannoch and Baroness Cox of Queensbury, right-wing peers of the House of Lords (the upper chamber of the British Parliament), invited Wilders to a February 12, 2009 showing of Fitna in the Palace of Westminster. Two days before the showing, the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, banned Wilders from entering the territory of the United Kingdom, labelling him an "undesirable person". A Home Office spokesperson elaborated that "The Government opposes extremism in all its forms... and that was the driving force behind tighter rules on exclusions for unacceptable behaviour that the Home Secretary announced in October last year."
Wilders defied the ban and entered via Heathrow airport on the 12th, accompanied by TV crews. He was quickly detained by UK Border Patrol officials and sent back on one of the next flights to the Netherlands. He called Prime Minister Gordon Brown "the biggest coward in Europe" and remarked that "Of course I will come back." Wilders had visited the United Kingdom in December 2008, without any issues. Lord Pearson did not support Wilders' decision to defy the government. In response to the ban, both Pearson and Cox accused the government of "appeasing" militant Islam.
The International Herald Tribune has stated that the ban was broadly condemned in the British news media. The Dutch Foreign Secretary, Maxime Verhagen, called the decision "highly regrettable” and complained to his British counterpart. Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende complained to Gordon Brown about the "disappointing" decision. The Quilliam Foundation, a British think tank, criticized the ban, as did National Secular Society president Terry Sanderson. The Labour peer Lord Ahmed expressed support; the Muslim Council of Britain also did so, labeling Wilders "an open and relentless preacher of hate".
Attempts at prosecution
Fitna and anti-Islamic comments made by Wilders both prompted agencies such as the Dutch anti-discrimination group The Netherlands Shows Its Colors to take legal action. On 15 August 2007, a representative of the Prosecutors' Office in Amsterdam declared that "dozens of reports" against Wilders had been filed, and that they were all being considered. Attempts to prosecute Wilders under Dutch anti-hate speech laws in June 2008 failed, with the public prosecutor's office stating that Wilders' comments contributed to the debate on Islam in Dutch society and also had been made outside parliament. The office released a statement reading: “That comments are hurtful and offensive for a large number of Muslims does not mean that they are punishable. Freedom of expression fulfils an essential role in public debate in a democratic society. That means that offensive comments can be made in a political debate.”
On 21 January 2009, a three judge court ordered prosecutors to try him. Their statement argued that "In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to... draw a clear line" and that "The court also considers appropriate criminal prosecution for insulting Muslim worshippers because of comparisons between Islam and Nazism made by Wilders". If convicted, he may get 16 months of jail time and a fine of 9866.67 euros, which works out to around $12,800. His lawyer, Bram Moszkowicz, plans to take the case to the Supreme Court.
The prosecution created, in the words of Haaretz, "a high-profile affair". Wilders labeled the judgement an "attack on the freedom of expression". The prosecution was condemned by editorials in Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, The Washington Times, The American Spectator, Forbes, Dallas Morning News, City Journal, Montreal Gazette, The Jerusalem Post, Canada.com, and The Australian. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized it in front of the Mayor of Amsterdam and the Dutch Ambassador to the United States. Wilders' right-wing rival VVD called the case "alarming".
The center-left Labour party welcomed the court's ruling. The Socialist Party did as well. The Muslims and Government Consultative Body, said that "We are positive that this will contribute to a more respectful tone to the public debate." Abdelmajid Khairoun, Dutch Muslim Council chairperson, expressed support, stating that "Muslim youngsters who make anti-semitic remarks are prosecuted but Wilders' anti-Islamic remarks go unpunished". The New York Times ran a supportive op-ed arguing that "for a man who calls for a ban on the Koran to act as the champion of free speech is a bit rich".
A survey by Angus Reid Global Monitor has found that public opinion is deeply split on the prosecution, with 50% supporting Wilders and 43% opposed. However, public support for PVV has vastly increased since Wilders' legal troubles began, with PVV virtually tied with VVD to be the third most popular party. According to Radio Netherlands, "Dutch politicians themselves seem to be keeping quiet on the issue; they are probably worried that media attention will only serve to make the controversial politician more popular."
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