Wilders tells police he stands by anti-Moroccan comments

Netherland’s Geert Wilders, president of PVV (Party for Freedom) delivers a speech during the France’s far-right National Front congress in Lyon November 29, 2014.

(Reuters) – Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders said on Monday he had told police officers questioning him on discrimination charges that he stood by anti-Moroccan comments he made in March.

“I do not retract anything I have said,” Wilders, whose Party for Freedom (PVV) is leading opinion polls, said in a statement on Monday.

“In my fight for freedom and against the Islamization of the Netherlands, I will never let anyone silence me. No matter the cost, no matter by whom, whatever the consequences may be,” he said.

Thousands of complaints were sent to police in March and April after Wilders spoke to a crowd chanting for “fewer, fewer, fewer” Moroccans in the Netherlands, during campaigning for local elections.

Wilders told the crowd: “We’ll take care of that.” In a later TV interview, he referred to “Moroccan scum”…