Geert Wilders

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Geert Wilders
Parliamentary leaderParty for Freedom
House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 November 2006
Member of the House of RepresentativesParty for Freedom
Incumbent
Assumed office
30 November 2006
Member of the House of RepresentativesGroup Wilders
In office
2 September 2004 – 30 November 2006
Member of the House of RepresentativesPeople's Party for Freedom and Democracy
In office
26 July 2002 – 2 September 2004
In office
25 August 1998 – 23 May 2002
Personal details
Born Geert Wilders
6 September 1963 (1963-09-06) (age 51)
Venlo, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
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)
Spouse(s) Krisztina Wilders
(1992–present)
Residence The Hague, Netherlands
Alma mater Open University in the Netherlands
Occupation Politician
Religion None (agnostic)
Website (Dutch) Party for Freedom website
Geert Wilders in 2010

Geert Wilders (born 6 September 1963) is a Dutch far right[1][2][3][4][5] 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.[6][7]

Politics[change | change 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 | change 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.

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