Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders is mobbed as he launches election campaign

Far-right populist politician Geert Wilders – who intends to ‘de-Islamise’ the Netherlands – has launched his election campaign today among tight security.

Groups of protesters gathered as the anti-Islam candidate, who has lived in hiding for more than a decade, launched his bid in Spijkenisse, a blue-collar suburb of Rotterdam.

Surrounded by police, Wilders today handed out fliers and posed for selfies with supporters at a market.

  • canminuteman

    Let’s hope he lives long enough to be elected.

    • Med1

      He’s in my prayers! Europe needs all the help it can get.

    • Watchman

      I wonder if his political opponents try to get him disqualified for him having ‘no fixed address’ from the necessity of him always being moved around due to the actual persistent threat from islamists?

    • Bataviawillem

      Jep, the Netherlands have a sad history of assassinating upcoming popular right wing politicians.

  • Dana Garcia

    Europe really needs a win for freedom beyond brexit — which was a great thing, but real political leaders must be in charge to enunciate the freedom agenda.

  • huron

    Brave man. Stay safe

  • It would be funny as hell if he won by a landslide.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      I am rooting for that.

    • LairdKintyre

      God is with us. He sent us Trump. Wilders will succeed as well.

      • It’s time to stop worshipping these fly-by-night leaders. That’s what got aggravating when Obama was in office. Thinking that they are the chosen ones and can do no wrong removes the culpability of the voter and is just plain cultish. Leaders should be held to account, not excused when incompetent and praised when he has done something correct.

        Trump is the result of eight years of incompetence and idolatry (yes, idolatry). His first one hundred days will indicate how the next four years should go. Hopefully, it will be better than the Obama administration.

  • Brett_McS

    Brave individuals steer history and Geert is one of the bravest. Go Geert!