|Parliamentary leader – Party for Freedom
House of Representatives of the Netherlands
23 November 2006
|Member of the House of Representatives – Party for Freedom|
30 November 2006
|Member of the House of Representatives – Group Wilders|
2 September 2004 – 30 November 2006
|Member of the House of Representatives – People's Party for Freedom and Democracy|
26 July 2002 – 2 September 2004
25 August 1998 – 23 May 2002
6 September 1963
|Political party||Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid – PVV) (2006–present)
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie – VVD) (1989–2004)
|Residence||The Hague, Netherlands|
|Alma mater||Open University in the Netherlands|
|Website||(Dutch) Party for Freedom website|
Geert Wilders (born 6 September 1963) is a Dutch far right politician, born in Venlo. He is a member of the Dutch Parliament. He joined the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy first, and in 2006 created and became the leader for the Party for Freedom.
Politics[change | edit source]
He began working as an assistant (helper) for Frits Bolkestein in 1990. In September 2004, he left People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD in Dutch, the language spoken in the Netherlands). After that he made his own party named Groep Wilders. Later he changed the name to Partij voor de Vrijheid (Party for the Freedom or PVV).
Fitna[change | edit source]
Fitna is a short movie made by Wilders. It was released on the Internet on 27 March 2008. Wilders' goal was to show people what he thinks about Islamization, using this movie.
References[change | edit source]
- Willem Maas, "Citizenship and Immigrant Integration in the Netherlands," in Adam Luedtke (ed.), Migrants and Minorities: the European Response, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, ISBN 1-4438-2111-X, pp. 226-242
- Castle, Stephen (5 August 2010). "Dutch Opponent of Muslims Gains Ground". The New York Times (Netherlands). http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/06/world/europe/06dutch.html. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- Mock, Vanessa (11 June 2010). "Wilders makes shock gains in Dutch elections". The Independent (London). http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/wilders-makes-shock-gains-in-dutch-elections-1997293.html. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
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