Wilders: Champion of freedom or anti-Islamic provocateur? Both.

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at Geert Wilders, controversial Dutch lawmaker and creator of the inflammatory anti-Islam film ‘Fitna.’ It examines the dualistic conceptions of Wilders – as an advocate of free speech and secular values, or an anti-Islam and anti-Muslim provocateur. While Wilders acknowledges that the majority of Muslims in the West are not terrorist or violent people, he believes this “doesn’t matter that much” because Muslims in America and Europe are mostly immigrants, and are unable to leave their own cultures behind, which results in a loss of European and national identity and culture. More about the recent debates about Islam and Muslims in the Netherlands, with particular interest to Mr. Wilders, can be read at the link below.

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