Geert Wilders has been invited to come to New York on September 11th to attend the planned demonstration against the Ground Zero mosque. He and Newt Gingrich, among other people, will give speeches at the event.
Our Flemish correspondent VH has compiled a report about Mr. Wilders’ plans, based on translations from the Dutch media. First, from Elsevier:
Wilders will join protest in New York against Ground Zero mosque
PVV leader Geert Wilders will go to New York on September 11 to protest against the construction of a mosque on the site where the Twin Towers once stood. Along with prominent U.S. politicians, the PVV leader will give a speech during the protest, as reported by the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports:
“By accepting this invitation Geert Wilders supports the resistance against the construction of a mosque near the place where Islam committed the worst crime in recent years,” the PVV states. “The attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, was an attack on the entire Western civilization, including the Netherlands.”
Previously Wilders had filed questions in parliament on the alleged Dutch involvement in the project. The Netherlands reportedly provided a million euro subsidy to the American Muslim organization Asma. According to the PVV, this organization was involved in the construction of the mosque, but the government denies this.
Three thousand deaths
In the area where the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers took place on September 11, 2001, and nearly three thousand people were killed, there are plans to build a mega mosque.
The demonstration against the construction of the prayer house is organized by ‘Stop Islamization of America’. Besides Wilders, among others the Republican politician Newt Gingrich will give a speech, as well as relatives of victims of the attack, and members of the Fire Department.
The demonstration is being organized by the SIOA (Stop Islamization of America), and is scheduled to start at 14:00 hours at Park Place between Church and West Broadway, near Ground Zero.
The plans for the construction of the mosque are very controversial. Many New Yorkers [and many others, also outside the USA] regard the project as an insult to the people who were killed by radical Muslims during the terrorist attack.
Proponents of the project argue that the building will lead to reconciliation between the various believers. The center, located two blocks away from Ground Zero, will open its doors to all visitors, irrespective of religion and gender.
This week it was announced that there were no legal objections to the construction of the mosque. Mayor Bloomberg supports the construction of the mosque. He believes the government should not interfere in religious affairs.
To the above translation added is added what is stated on the PVV website and the articles in the newspapers De Telegraaf and Algemeen Dagblad:
 Quote from “Geert Wilders to New York on September 11”  Quote from “Wilders present at Ground Zero mosque protest”
Geert Wilders will go to New York on September 11 to demonstrate against the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero, the spokesman of the PVV leader announced this Friday.
The demonstration is the initiative of an American organization that struggles against the Islamization of the country.
Wilders will also give a speech at the meeting. With his presence the PVV leader supports, as he put it, the resistance against the construction of a mosque near a place where Islam committed the worst crime in recent years.
Earlier this week it was announced that plans for the construction of the mosque can proceed.
Ultimately, the fifteen-story building will house an Islamic cultural center, including a mosque and a pool.