Geert Wilders vows to ‘de-Islamise’ the Netherlands after taking lead in Dutch polls

The controversial right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders says he intends to govern in the Netherlands after the elections, and expects the electorate to rise up if other political parties deny him that option.

In a rare 40-minute interview with broadcaster WNL, the far right leader also compared mosques to Nazi temples and the Quran to Hitler’s biography Mein Kampf.

Mr Wilders does not often sit down for in-depth interviews with Dutch media. The founder of the one-man Freedom party, or PVV, prefers to control the narrative through Twitter. The “Dutch Trump” knows that the media will pick up news from his timeline.

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