Dutch Anti-Islam Leader is Major Winner in Polls!!

For years I have been saying that it will take just one man to turn that tide against Islam in Europe, and that man just might be Geert Wilders. Apparently many others agree. Lets put this together with that German political party that is building anti-Islam center, and we have hope for our European friends.

Dutch anti-Islam leader is major winner in polls

AMSTERDAM/THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Dutch anti-Islamist leader Geert Wilders scored major gains in local authority polls Thursday, making him a serious challenger for power in a June national election, preliminary results showed.

In the first test of public opinion since the collapse of Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende’s coalition government last month, Wilders’s Freedom Party (PVV) led in the city of Almere and was second in The Hague.

The results came on top of an opinion poll showing that the PVV, which campaigns against Muslim immigration as its main platform, would win the most seats — 27 in the 150-member Dutch parliament — in the June 9 election.

That would make it tough for Balkenende’s Christian Democrats, projected to win one seat less, to forge a strong coalition without Wilders. Months of talks between parties, and the resulting policy vacuum, could threaten a fragile economic recovery and cast doubt on the scope of planned budget cuts.

The popularity of Wilders, who compares Islam to fascism and the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf,” has dented the image of the Netherlands as a country that has often portrayed itself in the past as a bastion of tolerance.

The PVV has been pitching its policies to a nation of 16 million that is turning increasingly inward as the economy struggles and social tensions rise. There are nearly 1 million Muslims in the Netherlands.

“The leftist elite still believes in multi-culturalism, coddling criminals, a European super-state and high taxes,” Wilders told cheering supporters at a rally in Almere after polling ended Wednesday.

“But the rest of the Netherlands thinks differently. That silent majority now has a voice,” he said.

Andre Krouwel, professor of political science at Vrije University in Amsterdam, said: “You can see there’s a lot of discontent in the electorate. Clearly Wilders is going to use these results as a stepping stone for national elections.”

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14 comments for “Dutch Anti-Islam Leader is Major Winner in Polls!!

  1. Yogurt
    March 4, 2010 at 3:38 am

    GO Geert !!!

  2. FeeVert
    March 4, 2010 at 4:29 am

    I shall be praying for Mr. Wilders' success ~ we desperately need more leaders like him!

  3. March 4, 2010 at 6:43 am

    This is now showing up all over the place. Lots of info on Vlad Tepes blog http://vladtepesblog.com/

  4. LJ KERN
    March 4, 2010 at 9:11 am

    This is good news and a great start!!!!!

  5. March 4, 2010 at 11:58 am

    This is fantastic news.
    Go Geert.
    More power to you.

  6. March 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I was really happy to read this!!

  7. obenamots
    March 5, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Way to go Geert – We are all with you!

  8. Kurt
    March 5, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    excellent news! shar'ia out! shar'ia lovers deported! thank god we live in a christian europe! 🙂

    • roland vander eecken
      March 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm

      Thank DEMOCRACY we live in a NON RELIGIOUS Europe

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