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Behind The Scenes of Geert Wilders Trial

If Europeans are ever to stand a chance of unravelling the coils of laws constricting their throats, preventing their ability to speak out against the demographic redrawing of their countries or any other potential danger they may note, it may prove helpful understanding how this slow strangulation took shape. Although the gross unfairness of Geert Wilders’s prosecution is clear when ...

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Europe’s Rising Right: A Guide to the Most Prominent Parties

Amid a migrant crisis, sluggish economic growth and growing disillusionment with the European Union, far-right parties — some longstanding, others newly formed — have been achieving electoral success in a number of European nations. Here is a quick guide to eight prominent far-right parties that have been making news; it is not a comprehensive list of all the Continent’s active ...

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Dutch Govt. Bans Traveling To ISIS Territory Without Permission

Anyone who wants to travel to a terrorist-control area from the Netherlands can only do so with the Ministry of Security and Justice’s express permission. Those who travel to such an area without permission, could face 2 years in prison, according to a proposal Minister Ard van der Steur is preparing. According to the Telegraaf, the Minister hopes to prevent ...

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Europe’s Anti-Establishment Movement “What America can do we can do as well.”

“America has just liberated itself from political correctness. The American people expressed their desire to remain a free and democratic people. Now it is time for Europe. We can and will do the same!” — Geert Wilders, Dutch MP, head of the Party for Freedom (PVV), and now on trial in the Netherlands for free speech. “2016 is, by the ...

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Geert Wilders Justice in the Netherlands

It is deeply troubling that the court already before the criminal trial has even begun, so obviously compromises its own impartiality and objectivity. Are other European courts also quietly submitting to jihadist values of curtailing free speech and “inconvenient” political views? If you are a politician and concerned about the future welfare of your country, you should be able to ...

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Europe’s future: Islamic violence will decide the continent’s destiny

On visits to predominantly Muslim suburbs emerging outside nearly all northern European cities, one question keeps recurring: Why have some of the richest, most educated, most secular, most placid, and most homogeneous countries in the world willingly opened their doors to virtually any migrant from the poorest, least modern, most religious, and least stable countries? Other questions follow: Why have ...

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Dutch Freedom Party wants to outlaw mosques, Islamic schools, Koran

The Dutch far-right Freedom Party will run in the country’s parliamentary elections next year on a platform seeking to ban some of the key tenets of Islam, according to a manifesto published by its leader Geert Wilders Thursday. In its five-year plan for 2017-2021, the Freedom Party pledges to reverse the “Islamization” of the Netherlands by implementing measures such as closing mosques and Islamic schools, ...

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Free Speech on Trial in the Netherlands

Freedom of speech is the ultimate liberal value — and it is the first value that people who wish to control us would take away. If a court in a Western society decides to censor or punish Geert Wilders or others for non-violent speech, the court not only attacks the very humanistic values and liberal society we claim to hold ...

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