Here we go. Geert Wilders launches new “Draw Mohammed” competition

Wilders earns full points for consistency, but at this point I find myself wondering what greater purpose this serves today. … The competition has received the go-ahead from the country's Counter-terrorism Agency NCTV, as announced on Twitter by the party leader Geert Wilders. … It's been a couple of years now since Dutch politician and Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders came up considerably short in his bid to unseat the Prime Minister of the Netherlands…

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(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) … A Belgian mayor banned Wilders and Dewinter from holding a rally in Molenbeek, a Muslim-majority Brussels neighborhood. … Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders, left, and Belgian anti-immigrant politician Filip Dewinter address the media at the Belgian federal parliament in Brussels on Friday, Nov…

How did the Dutch pollsters get that election wrong?

The far-right politician Geert Wilders fell short of expectations in Dutch elections on Wednesday, gaining seats but failing to persuade a decisive portion of voters to back his extreme positions on barring Muslim immigrants and jettisoning the European Union, according to early results and exit polls. … As recently as January some estimates were projecting that Wilders might carry as many as 26 or possibly even 30 seats in the lower house of Parliament. … Despite a groundswell of support over the winter and massive media attention internationally, Freedom Party (or "Party for Freedom") candidate Geert Wilders came up short in his bid to unseat Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling party coalition…

The fight between Turkey and the Netherlands is more about politics than policy

In their electoral bids, Erdogan and Wilders have found useful bogeymen in one another's nations... … The Dutch go to the polls this Wednesday for a parliamentary election seen as a bellwether for Europe's political future, and all eyes are focused on far-right, Euroskeptic, anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders. … The Turks have been making some nasty accusations involving Dutch politics, particularly as they revolve around Geert Wilders, insinuating that there is rampant Islamaphobia infecting the country…

EU seeks to help prosecute Marine Le Pen for… Tweeting

The thing to watch for now and over the next few weeks is whether or not Marine Le Pen receives the same sort of boost in her popularity which Wilders experienced previously. … Wilders did not wind up serving any time for his "crime" and the trial lead to a surge in sympathetic support for him in the polls. … You'll recall that Dutch candidate Geert Wilders was actually taken to trial and convicted for chanting a slogan at a political rally…

European Union Parliament moves to censor “offensive speech”

The only conclusion I can draw at the moment is that candidates like Le Pen and Wilders really have the wizened heads at the European Union in a panic. … Let's not forget that Geert Wilders was recently convicted of a crime for chanting the word "fewer" at a political rally when asking how many Moroccan immigrants the crowd wanted to see. … This started with Brexit, but has more recently cropped up with the candidacies of Marie Le Pen and Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders forced to suspend campaign appearances under death threats

It's definitely a negative piece and I believe it mentions Trump more times than it does Geert Wilders, but it's fun to see how some in the press corps are reacting to what is looking more and more like an inevitable Wilders victory next month. … Geert Wilders, the leader of the Netherland's rising populist anti-migrant right, has suspended public campaigning ahead of March 15th's election. … The campaign of upstart politician and Member of Parliament Geert Wilders has suspended all public appearances and rallies in a move which is expected to last through the election next month…

Geert Wilders may be surging to a surprising outcome in Netherlands elections

Wilders has been taking to the streets and saying things which may sound familiar to American readers, such as, "'Our people have been betrayed by politicians and want a new Patriotic Spring." … There will be challenges in forming a governing coalition and getting Wilders placed as Prime Minister, but few doubt that he's unexpectedly moved into the top spot at the moment. … As we covered here previously, the Freedom Party led by Geert Wilders has been consistently leading in the polls for a while now…

The liberal, Dutch Prime Minister is sounding awfully nationalist all of a sudden

This opened the door for Geert Wilders to transition to being a major player in their politics and a potential replacement for Rutte. … Rutte and the Liberal Party (VVD) are neck and neck with Geert Wilders' populist Freedom Party (PVV), with less than two months to go before the March 15 election. … As we previously observed, Dutch MP Geert Wilders has really turned the upcoming elections in the Netherlands upside down…

Geert Wilders continues to thrust the Dutch elections into chaos

Rem Korteweg, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER), believes that there is an 80 per cent chance that the Mr Wilders will win. … Some of the biggest pollsters in the region agree that Wilders' Party for Freedom (PVV) is on the cusp of winning the largest number of seats in the nation's Parliament. … You may recall the unpleasantness in December when MP Geert Wilders was actually convicted in court on charges of saying unpopular things…

Convicting Geert Wilders of “speaking” seems to have backfired

The party of populist anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders has risen strongly in the polls since the lawmaker was tried and convicted of discrimination, according to a survey published Sunday. … Wilders was convicted of "hate speech" for participating in a rally where supporters were chanting about wanting "fewer" Moroccans in the country. … We talked last week about the disturbing instance of Dutch Freedom Party leader and elected representative Geert Wilders being convicted in court of ... talking…

Geert Wilders is convicted of saying unpopular things

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders said his conviction on Friday of discrimination and inciting hatred was "insanity" and said the three judges who handed down the ruling were "haters" of his far-right Freedom Party (PVV). … A Dutch court has convicted populist anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders of hate speech charges at the end of a trial he branded a politically motivated "charade" that endangered freedom of speech. … In a very troubling sign, Dutch member of Parliament Geert Wilders was convicted of "hate speech" in court this week…