Geert Wilders

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Geert Wilders
Geert Wilders op Prinsjesdag 2014 (cropped).jpg
Leader of the Party for Freedom
Assumed office
22 February 2006
Preceded byPosition established
Leader of the Party for Freedom in the House of Representatives
Assumed office
23 November 2006
Preceded byPosition established
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
26 July 2002
In office
25 August 1998 – 23 May 2002
Personal details
Born (1963-09-06) 6 September 1963 (age 57)
Venlo, Netherlands
Political partyParty for Freedom (2006–present)
Independent (2004–2006)
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (1989–2004)
Krisztina Marfai (m. 1992)
Alma materOpen University

Geert Wilders (born 6 September 1963) is a Dutch right-wing populist and nationalist [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 has become 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 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
  3. "Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders arrives in Britain". 5 March 2010 – via
  4. Comiteau, Lauren (23 June 2011). "Wilders verdict stirs up Dutch debate" – via
  5. "Dutch far-right leader challenges ESM ratification". 29 May 2012 – via Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. Castle, Stephen (5 August 2010). "Dutch Opponent of Muslims Gains Ground". The New York Times. Netherlands. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  7. Mock, Vanessa (11 June 2010). "Wilders makes shock gains in Dutch elections". The Independent. London. Retrieved 18 June 2010.