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BBC admits that attacks on Geert Wilders have failed.


In the news clip below is part of the desperate and relentless attack on Geert Wilders and the Dutch Freedom Party. His party is poised to come in first place in the Netherlands in EU elections on May 22-25. BBC admitted on their website that the attacks on Geert Wilders have only made him stronger. In this video, BBC suggests that Geert Wilders should be arrested and charged with though crimes in order to derail his party before the EU elections. They also interview two former Dutch Freedom Party officials who were too cowardly to stand up to the media attacks and flipped.

From BBC…

In the Netherlands many polls are predicting the maverick anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) will win the European elections being held on 22 May.

And a recent race row – he told supporters a vote for the PVV would mean fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands – may have done him more good than harm.

This talk is too extreme for many – so what explains his appeal to Dutch voters? I took a spin around The Hague on my bike to find out.

Geert Wilders’ Moroccan comments provoked an avalanche of criticism. High-profile PVV members quit, accusing their leader of going too far. More than 5,000 people filed complaints to the public prosecutor, calling for Mr Wilders to be charged with inciting racial hatred.

But this week an email from the PVV appeared in my inbox: “43% of the Dutch want fewer Moroccans”, it said, according to an independent poll it had commissioned. It seems Mr Wilders has turned the criticism to his advantage. Citing the findings of his own survey, Mr Wilders can once again claim that he is the only politician unafraid to discuss the real concerns of Dutch voters.

Indeed, the Wilders-coined phrase “the Moroccan problem” is being increasingly heard here.

He also fuses his traditional anti-immigration rhetoric with Euroscepticism – an intense revulsion of sovereign power being eroded by what he refers to as “the monster in Brussels”. And it’s a message finding a receptive audience in the austerity-struck Netherlands.