Happy Easter From the Netherlands!

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan reports on the latest labyrinthine twists and turns on the political scene since the recent parliamentary elections in The Netherlands.

Happy Easter!

by H. Numan

The continuing saga of the Dutch electoral farce: I reported about the elections, and later the gaffe made by the prime minister. It’s becoming a real Easter parody now: the PM had to explain himself before the Sanhedrin (Parliament) on White Thursday. He was crucified on Good Friday, but: verily, the Lord has risen! He survived a motion of no confidence by the skin of his teeth. He was saved by his coalition partner CU (Christian Union; Calvinist Marxists) who didn’t support the motion.

I’m not too fond of the CU, to put it mildly. For three reasons: I don’t like hypocrites, very strict Calvinists and I don’t like Marxists. Gert Jan Seegers is all of that. That makes him a pharisee par excellence in my book. A pharisee is someone who goes through the motions, without any real conviction. Others must see how devout or dedicated he or she is. Progressives excel here. Others must abide by rules they don’t abide themselves. Woe betide you if you don’t!

Well, Gert Jan Seegers (leader of the CU) voted to support the PM, but after the motion was passed, he said he doesn’t want govern with the VVD again. Good boy, that’s my hypocrite! If you feel that way, you should have supported the motion.

It’s difficult to say what is going to happen now, but it will make a new cabinet a LOT more difficult. I told you Dutch PMs usually don’t last more than 12 years. We don’t have a limit. A US president can be elected twice, on very rare occasions three times. A Dutch PM can be elected as often as he wants. However, about three terms seems to be the practical limit. No PM has ever served four terms.

Right now, Mark Rutte has a problem. He did survive the motion of no confidence, but not as the victor. His position is now seriously damaged. How much? A poll showed the electorate of all parties (except for VVD voters, of course) don’t want him to be the next prime minister. The percentages vary from 45 to 85%. Ouch. That hurts!

The problem dear leaders have is that they usually don’t have a spare on hand. Dear leaders don’t want to share their love of the people with anyone. Dear Mark is no exception. He did have a few successors, but had to toss them out for political reasons. For example, Halbe Zijlstra bragged he met Putin in his dacha. Pretty soon it was discovered he wasn’t even in Russia at the time. He was unceremoniously dumped and is working for a construction company now.

Long before that, Rutte eliminated all opposition within his party. The party does what Dear Mark wants. If you don’t, out you go. The last one to try was Rita Verdonk. She lost the internal elections for party leadership to Mark. Then she resigned from the party, and set up her own party TON. TON stands for Trots Op Nederland, or Proud About the Netherlands. Ton also means barrel. This proved to be a empty one. It got nowhere. The party quickly collapsed and doesn’t exist anymore.

Where Mark represents the most progressive wing within the VVD, Rita represented the conservative wing. When she resigned, many conservatives moved with her. The remaining conservatives got the message: be quiet. Be very very quiet!

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Gaffe in The Hague

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends this follow-up to his previous report on the recent elections in The Netherlands.

Gaffe in The Hague

by H. Numan

We had elections; I reported that last week. Now all we need is a new cabinet. That means a lot of negotiating before anything can happen. We’re off to a very good start. You’re not going to believe this. A blunder of national proportions occurred last week!

A pair of scouts (‘verkenners’; not an official title) were appointed to test the waters. The team was Mrs. Ollongren (D66) and Mrs. Jorritsma (VVD). They finished a meeting with Premier Rutte in ‘The Tower’ (‘het torentje’; the office of the PM next to the Parliament), and walked in the courtyard. There they were interviewed by journalists. So far, nothing unusual. Here it comes!

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Dutch Elections 2021: Not Good — Not (Too) Bad

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends this report on last week’s elections in The Netherlands.

Dutch elections 2021: not good — not (too) bad

by H. Numan

Last week the Dutch national elections were held. As I expected, the conservative VVD won. What I didn’t expect, and what came to most as a surprise, is the big win for the progressive D66 party. Dutch politics follows the trend in Western nations: the electorate wants a stable more conservative government, politics (being the Powers That Be) wants a politically correct 100% halal government. Let’s have a look at the electoral results:

  • VVD: 35 (now) — 33 (last elections in 2017)
  • D66: 23 — 19
  • CDA (Christian Democrats): 15 — 19
  • CU (Calvinist Communists): 5 — 5

The above parties formed the government. Given the results, they can continue governing, with more D66 and less CDA input. I expect a very brief formation period.

  • PVV: 17— 20
  • FvD (Thierry Baudet’s party): 8 — 2
  • PvdA (Labor): 9 — 9
  • SP (Maoists) 9 — 14
  • GL (Communists) 8 — 14
  • PvdD (Animal party) 6 — 5
  • SGP (Calvinists) 3 — 3
  • DENK (Turkish AK Party) 3 — 3
  • 50 Plus (Elderly Party) 4 — 1
  • JA21 (splinter from FvD) 3 — 0
  • Volt (Euro communists) 3 — 0
  • Bij1 (black racist anarchists) 1 — 0
  • BBB (farmers’ party) 1 — 0

The Left is the big loser. All left-wing parties did pretty badly. Labor remained tiny; GL and SP both lost massively. The VVD remains the strongest party, and won slightly. Which is pretty weird, if you think about it. The main reason the cabinet resigned was a massive tax scandal, for which the VVD was responsible. On top of that, other possibly even bigger tax scandals emerged just before the elections. The resignation of the cabinet, as I wrote in a previous essay, was a form of controlled demolition. Rutte expected that scandal not to influence his re-election, and he was right.

The really big winner was Forum for Democracy. The party almost collapsed weeks before the elections due to internal dissent. The splitters formed JA21, and gained 3 seats. FvD got 8 seats, which means that the electorate doesn’t believe a word of Thierry Baudet’s being an open or closet Nazi.

The PVV didn’t do well. They lost 3 seats. Which is just as surprising as the big win for D66. I’m not going to call this voter fraud, but both are really surprising. The PVV polled consistently at 25-30 seats. All of a sudden they’re stuck at 17 seats? Weird. Likewise, D66 gained 4 seats. Again, nobody expected that. They were polled roughly equal to what they had or less. Certainly not a lot more.

The results are a mixed bag. We’ll get Rutte 4, no doubt. And pretty fast, as the election gave the green light for a continuation of the Rutte Saga. Dear Mark shouldn’t be overly happy, though. It’s rare a PM who rules 12 years. So far we haven’t had one that ruled for 16 years. He wasn’t elected because people like him so much, rather for the want of anything better.

Who is really worrisome? Sigrid Kaag, the chairwoman of D66. She wanted to become the first female PM of The Netherlands. “Because we haven’t had one, and it’s about time.” People didn’t buy that slogan, but she did pretty well anyway. However, what few people know or realized is that Sigrid Kaag is married to Anis al-Qaq. He is a high-ranking officer in the PLO government of Yasser Arafat.

Kaag kept that marriage a secret for as long as possible, as she considers that ‘something personal’. I beg to differ. That marriage is something that will affect The Netherlands profoundly. After all, she is married to a strict sharia mohammedan. Such a marriage has consequences.

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Geert Wilders: Immigration, Integration, the Budget, the Climate, and Other Election Topics

On Wednesday Dutch voters will go to the polls to cast their votes for members of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Parliament. For the last two months the Dutch populace has been afflicted with a COVID curfew, and according to this AP article, the Wuhan Coronavirus will be the single most important issue in the election.

Up until the Coronamadness hit, however, immigration was the main topic. Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV), is the candidate with the consistently strongest position against mass immigration into the Netherlands.

The following seven videos are a selection of recent debates and interviews featuring Geert Wilders. Many thanks to C for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

Video #1: Immigration vs. the budget

Video #2: Investing in healthcare

Video #3: Integration is failing, even in Parliament

Video #4: Discrimination against the native Dutch

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Dutch Newspaper Calls for a Ban on the PVV

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan reports on the latest attack on Geert Wilders by the establishment.

Dutch newspaper calls for a ban on the PVV

by H. Numan

The Dutch newspaper Trouw (the name translates as ‘loyalty’ or ‘allegiance’) wants to ban Geert Wilders’ party, the PVV (Partij voor de Vrijheid, Party for Freedom).

I know this rag paper very well. Used to deliver it for years, when I was a boy. Even then I didn’t like to read it. It was a staunchly Dutch Reformed newspaper. The only reason I delivered it was they paid slightly better than other newspapers. With good reason, mind you: they had a lot fewer subscribers than other newspapers. I had to deliver papers to fewer subscribers over a much longer distance, and that was compensated.

Ironically enough, Trouw began as a resistance newspaper during World War Two. When I delivered the paper during the early ‘70s it presented the news from a staunchly Dutch Reformed point of view. As a kid, I found it a utterly boring and above all preaching paper. Not much has changed over the years. It still is a boring and preaching paper, now very politically correct.

Churchill said: The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists. Well, he didn’t actually say that. It is ascribed to him. In his day fascists were called Nazis. As national socialism is painfully close to international socialism, socialists went to great lengths to hide that fact. After WW2 they consistently called Nazis fascists (and everyone else they didn’t like). But when Churchill was alive they hadn’t taken over the world as yet.

Trouw is the proverbial example of it. Anti-fascist turning into fascists. From preaching the gospels they slowly replaced it with the gospel according to Marx. More accurate: they still preach all the gospels, but only if it agrees with the gospel of Marx. As do all Dutch newspapers today. None exempted.

How did this came to be? When I delivered newspapers, most cities and even villages had their own newspaper. Bigger cities, several newspapers. News is not, and never was, neutral. Though progressive journalists always claim that lie. Newspapers present the news according to the viewpoints of their subscribers. A Roman Catholic newspaper would print the same news facts as other papers, but from a Roman Catholic point of view. And with much more attention on what the pope was doing. The latter was something you don’t read a lot about elsewhere in, say, Trouw.

I’ve written many times about the pillared society. This is an example how that worked. When the pillared society disappeared, the need for focused newspapers disappeared as well. Many closed down, or were merged into bigger newspapers. Especially the Algemeen Dagblad and De Telegraaf. They have editions with local news for different cities or areas. Not only did the secularization of society have a major influence, so does the Internet. People today read news online. They don’t want to pay for it anymore; even reading news with advertisements is not really working.

The bigger newspapers merged into two major Belgian news media companies. Last one was the Telegraaf. DPG Media and Mediahuis are very Very VERY politically correct. That doesn’t mean to say that all Dutch newspapers automatically follow what the progressive Pravda wants them to print, but none of them supports the PVV. At best, they publish about it only when they can’t avoid the topic. Or to slander Wilders over something. Like Trouw does.

The editor-in-chief of Trouw wants the PVV banned, as they — according to him — infringe on the freedom of religion. He thinks any minority (Al Qaeda is also a minority, by the way) need all the protection of the law they can get. Especially from evil parties like the PVV. Whitey has done it! He rants on the constitution — which all progressives always do. When it suits them.

The Netherlands does have a constitution, don’t get me wrong. But for us it is simply a boring piece of legislation that nobody knows. At school we learn that we have a constitution. That’s all. Want to have some fun with a Dutch progressive referring to the constitution? Ask him how many articles the constitution has. Unless he graduated in law, he won’t know. I myself have no idea; there is a Wikipedia article about the Dutch constitution, but it doesn’t mention how many.

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Massive Riots Over the Whole Country

As reported in the news feed in recent days, there have been massive riots in multiple locations in The Netherlands as a reaction to the new COVID-19 curfew. Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends this report on what’s happening.

Massive riots over the whole country

by H. Numan

Quite a lot is happening in the land behind the dykes. For starters, the government resigned. A couple of weeks ago I wrote an essay that this was going to happen. It did. After resigning, the now caretaker premier ordered a highly controversial curfew because of the ongoing Chinese virus pandemic. This lead to major riots now spreading all over the country.

This curfew is the first one after World War Two. We Dutch have some pretty bad memories about curfews. The last chap who ordered it was executed. He was Reichscommissar Seyss-Inquart. His name translates almost perfectly into six and a quarter in Dutch, which became his nickname. Unofficial of course, as he didn’t have a sense of humor. On the remains of his command bunker you can still see chalk marks with 6¼ near the entrance. But I digress.

The resignation of the cabinet was inevitable. A long-smoldering scandal in the tax department was going to end in a full parliamentary debate. Heads would roll. Something that normally doesn’t worry Mark Rutte too much. This time, his own head was on the block. By resigning he prevented that debate, and continues as caretaker premier and as a candidate in the coming elections.

It’s legal — but barely. Imagine a company where the billing department made huge blunders. So big that firing the head of the department won’t do. The CEO might be fired by the board. So the CEO simply resigns to avoid an inquiry. As there is no inquiry, he can remain a candidate for CEO. I’m not sure if this would be possible in the business world, but in politics it works.

It’s even worse: his advisors openly said that he can now rule by decree. He doesn’t have to listen to parliament anymore, as he has resigned. After all, you can’t fire someone who resigned. His position is now much stronger than before.

In my book, ordering the most controversial law since World War Two is not exactly something a caretaker should do. I think it’s probably legal, otherwise we would have heard the opposition about it.

But that’s what happened. The decree passed, no problems there. We don’t hear from the opposition on it, but rather from the electorate. Many of them. By throwing bricks. On Saturday and Sunday huge riots broke in Amsterdam and Eindhoven. Those riots have spread throughout the country. Once the police started to enforce that curfew, the riot police had to act on it. Supported by water cannons and mounted police. Who are the rioters? Well, the media are working very hard to put the blame on supporters of Geert Wilders and Thierry Baudet.

The leader of the Labor party, Tobias Asscher, had to resign himself, just before the resignation of the cabinet. He’s been replaced in the party by Mrs. Ploumen, who openly accuses Wilders of inciting the riots. Don’t worry, Ploumen is not very popular. Not in the party, and certainly not outside. They simply haven’t got anyone else at the moment. The PvdA [Labor Party] currently has nine seats. With Ploumen at the helm, that’ll be a lot fewer.

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Possible Resignation of the Dutch Cabinet Soon

Will the Dutch future be Red? H. Numan sends this report on the latest political shenanigans in The Netherlands.

Possible resignation of the Dutch cabinet soon

by H. Numan

Don’t hold your horses. It’s not good news. The cabinet may very well resign soon.

What’s going on? A bit of a murky deal to save themselves a world of trouble. Like a company where the management intentionally steers for bankruptcy. For years we have had nothing but trouble with our IRS. Several junior ministers (we call them state secretaries) and a minister have already had to resign. The IRS wants to digitize their administration and can’t get it properly done. The taxpayers suffer for it. In this case, really badly.

Time to update you about the situation behind the dikes.

This affair is called the ‘toeslagenaffaire’ or ‘allowance affair’ in English. It’s complicated. Two departments are involved: social affairs and finance. To be exact: the tax department. One gives away the money, the other approves of it. Peter robbing Paul. The problem is that Paul knows he’s being robbed and responds to it by wildly lashing out on what he can. I’m not going to bother you with the intricate details, but in a nutshell: parents could ask Social Affairs for an allowance to put their children in daycare. Large amounts of money are involved. Several thousand euros per family. As it is a tax deduction, this is administered by the tax department. The system is wide open to abuse, and was — of course — widely abused. The tax department responded with draconian measures. Thousands of parents have been charged in lawsuits or put in jail. Several even committed suicide over it.

A parliamentary inquiry is on the horizon. The government knows they can’t control it. Even their own parliamentarians will ask questions, and in all likelihood some will vote against their government. Simply because they have no other options. Yes, they would love to support the government, but this sordid mess doesn’t allow it. Something has to be done. ‘We have set up a commission to investigate’ won’t do it this time.

A lot of nasty stuff will be aired during a parliamentary inquiry. Several heads will roll, almost assuredly. With elections coming in March 2021, not something the government would like to see. So if parliament orders an inquiry, it is very likely that the government will resign. Not much can be done before March, anyway. Better go for the safe option. The Dutch media started airing this scenario last week, and continue to do so. That’s why I think we will see the resignation of the cabinet, probably at the beginning of January.

Premier Rutte is known as the Teflon premier: nothing sticks to him. I think he also has a reverse Midas touch. Everybody who dares to work within him withers away. In this first cabinet that was the PVDA (Labor) party*, which shrank to nothing. In the second cabinet, it was the PVV which had to pay the price. Now two coalition parties are on the chopping block. D66 (left wing liberals) and the CDA, the Christian Democrats.

In the past Rutte always got away with everything. This time, that’ll be more difficult for him. First of all, it’s getting a bit obvious. Second, he has a proven track record of lies, broken promises and bad policies. Did you know that under his government more than 10,000 ICU beds were removed? He worked ten years to make our health service “more efficient”. 70,000 health care workers were no longer necessary. Until the Covid pandemic broke out, that is. That ‘efficiency’ is going to haunt him during the elections.

Now back to the situation today. Quite a lot happened since my last article. First of all Hugo de Jonge has resigned as leader of the CDA party. He is the current minister of health and about the worst you can get during the best of times. These aren’t the best of times. His leadership during the corona crisis was basically running around in fancy shoes shouting that the sky is falling. He is being replaced as party leader by Wopke Hoekstra. Not Pieter Omtzigt. When Hugo and Pieter fought over leadership, Hoekstra politely declined. As Omtzigt is somewhat conservative, CDA leadership urged Hoekstra to take over Hugo’s position. It also very clearly shows that no matter what, the CDA will not work together with conservative (= PVV) parties.

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The Man Who Would Be Osama

Sait Çınar is a “Dutchman” who now resides in Turkey. As reported here a few weeks ago, Mr. Çınar bills himself as the most wanted man in the Netherlands.

Below are nine videos that demonstrate why the Dutch police want Sait Çınar to help them with their enquiries. He has made Geert Wilders a special target, but also fulminates about Zionists, the Dutch government, and Dutch infidels in general.

Many thanks to C for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

The translator includes these notes:

Sait Çınar became somewhat of a celebrity in 2014 and was interviewed several times by the MSM.

He was the owner of a driving school. He bragged that he had access to the questions on the CBR’s (Dutch DMV) exams. He probably bribed somebody; of course this was all highly illegal. He also dodged taxes, and started a war with the Dutch IRS. He was arrested in 2014 and did time for assault, terroristic threats, and possession of an (unlicensed) firearm.

So he moved to Turkey, and started a mail-order company that ships counterfeit brand clothing to the Netherlands. He boasts he’s a millionaire now.

In his videos he spews anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories about the government putting mind-altering substances in tap water, and giving you cancer. He tries to sell his counterfeit clothes, and flashes stacks of cash. He taunts the Dutch Ministry of Justice and the IRS, incites Muslims to riot and calls for vandalism. He says he’ll be the next bin Laden and that he’ll drop a nuke on the Netherlands. There are several videos of him shooting firearms.

He threatened Geert Wilders online recently. He uploaded a video of himself firing what according to some comments is a Glock .22 (I’m no firearms expert) at a photo of Wilders, and calling the result “a cartoon”. It’s revenge for the Erdogan cartoon Wilders tweeted recently. Wilders is pressing charges.

Sait speaks broken Dutch, especially when he gets emotional. I therefore titled the videos in broken English occasionally.

Video #1 (2014): Demonstrates how to shoot Zionists

Video #2 (October 2015): Threatens Geert Wilders

Video #3 (November 2015): TV news report on the threat against Geert Wilders

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Do They Really Mean It?

Last night’s post about French President Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron started a conversation in the comments about whether or not Mr. Macron sincerely wants to stop (or slow) the encroachment of Islam in France. The translated article concerned the French President’s requirement that the French Council of Muslim Worship come up with a plan for regulating the training of imams in France and removing foreign influences from the process.

The consensus seems to be that Mr. Macron is trying to poach some support from Marine Le Pen of National Rally, who would probably win the next presidential election if it were held today. With every incident of deadly violence that escapes the banlieues and impacts the lives of ordinary native French people, the more voters turn to Ms. Le Pen.

Emmanuel Macron may have a vestigial sense of French identity and culture, but he is clearly an opportunist. In his lofty position as head of state, he can hardly be unaware of the dire peril that Islamization poses to the French state. In my opinion — which is not based on statistics, since the French government has for many years prohibited the collecting of statistics on ethnicity and religion in France — the country has already passed the point of no return. France will become an Islamic republic within a generation at most.

If Mr. Macron and his handlers are aware of these facts — and one must assume they are — then they are simply maneuvering to give themselves the best possible positions of advantage during the rapidly dwindling time in which non-Muslims retain control of the French government. And, as someone pointed out in the comments, the president may well be keeping an eye on the military, which has its own agenda concerning Islamic violence.

I’ve been watching the careers of Emmanuel Macron, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and British Prime Minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson since long before they achieved daily prominence in the news headlines. Despite their widely differing personalities and styles, they seemed to be cut from the same political cloth: ambitious, unprincipled, unscrupulous men who would do whatever it took to achieve and maintain their positions of power.

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Geert Wilders: “A Monster Called Islam”

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, recently spoke at a debate in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of the Dutch parliament) about freedom of speech, in the wake of the beheading of Samuel Paty in France. The video below shows excerpts from Mr. Wilders’ remarks.

Many thanks to C for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The accompanying article from the RAIR Foundation:

Geert Wilders Slams Dutch PM: ‘You Have Imported a Monster Called Islam Into Our Country’

The Dutch House of Representatives held a debate on freedom of speech at the request of Party for Freedom (PVV) leader, Geert Wilders after the beheading of the French teacher Samuel Paty. Wilders slammed the open-borders policies of the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte for “importing a monster called Islam into our country, which has put our country in danger.”

Geert Wilders, who is thought of as, “The Donald Trump of The Netherlands”, opened the parliamentary debate with a summary of the islamic attacks and threats in recent weeks. He also addressed the call by Amsterdam’s imam, Yassin Elforkani, who just two weeks after the murder of Samuel Paty, began demanding the criminalization of insulting Mohammed. A petition was even launched by his fellow Imam, Ismail Abou Soumayyah insisting the government to adopt sharia blasphemy laws. The petition has currently been signed more than 125,000 times.

Once again, Wilders told the Dutch legislatures to enact his five point plan to tackle what he deems the biggest danger to their society,

“Islam is the poison of our society. We imported a sample. I’ve been warning about it for twenty years. How many more victims have to fall before the penny falls until we realize that this terrible Islam does not belong in the Netherlands?”

Wilders’ plan asks the government to; “recognize that Islam is a violent ideology”, close the borders, “dismantle institutions of Islam”, lock up and deport all muslims threatening violence — along with their sympathizers, and have schools and media “show Muhammad cartoons”.

The PVV leader sent a clear warning to sharia-adherent Muslims who refuse to assimilate into the Netherlands, leave he demanded — go to an Islamic country,

“for all the Muslims in the Netherlands who do not respect our freedom, our democracy, and our core values, who find the rules of the Quran more important than our secular laws….get out! Leave for an Islamic country. This is our country. Not your country, but our country. This is the Netherlands.”

Video transcript:

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Geert Wilders: Erdogan is a Tyrant, a Dictator, and a Terrorist

As reported here on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, for saying unpleasant things about him.

In the following interview, Mr. Wilders answers questions about the Erdogan affair. One of the interesting (and unexpected) aspects of this crisis is the fact that Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is backing Mr. Wilders.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Erdogan is Suing Geert Wilders

Turkish President Recep Tayyip “Papa Goat” Erdogan has filed a lawsuit in a Turkish court against Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands. Mr. Erdogan is upset over “insults” by Mr. Wilders as expressed on social media. The Turkish president considers the issue to be under the jurisdiction of Turkish courts because the alleged insults were directed at the office of the presidency.

The incident reminds me of the initiative by Jordan back in 2009, when the Hashemite Kingdom issued a warrant for Mr. Wilders’ arrest and extradition to Jordan to be tried for insulting Islam with his movie Fitna.

Some things never change.

Below are excerpts from a Reuters article about the Turkish lawsuit:

Erdogan files criminal complaint against Dutch politician Wilders

ANKARA (Reuters) — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint with Turkish authorities against Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders saying that he had insulted him on social media, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.

Wilders is one of Europe’s most prominent far-rightists and has been a key figure in shaping the immigration debate in the Netherlands over the past decade, although he has never been in government.

On Saturday Wilders posted a cartoon picture of Erdogan and captioned it “terrorist”. On Monday he posted an image of a sinking ship with a Turkish flag on it. “Bye bye @RTErdogan. Kick Turkey out of NATO,” he said under the image.

Erdogan’s lawyers filed a lawsuit with prosecutors in Ankara on Tuesday, saying Turkish courts had jurisdiction on the matter because the insults were directed at Turkey’s president, Anadolu reported, citing the document filed by the lawyers.

“Even though the crime was committed directly against the person in the presidential seat, the value that is being violated is the state’s political government structure,” the lawyers said, according to Anadolu.

They said the comments by Wilders could not be viewed as freedom expression and that Wilders had targeted Erdogan’s “honour, dignity, character and reputation”.

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Geert Wilders on the Moria Inferno

In the following interview Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, discusses the Dutch government’s abject multicultural response to last week’s fire at the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The fire, which destroyed the camp, was deliberately set by a group of its inhabitants.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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The Geert Wilders Trial Was Rigged

Here’s the latest twist in the Geert Wilders case — breaking news from the Netherlands via our Dutch correspondent H. Numan.

The Wilders trial was rigged

by H. Numan

Of course most (sane) people know that, but how to prove it? Fortunately, our progressive activists are most helpful.

Enter Akwasi Owusu Ansah. He pretends to be an artist as a rapper. Personally, I don’t see rap as art, more as vocalized progressive whining. Akwasi was born in Ghana, in the Ashanti tribe. That’s one of the tribes that got really rich through slavery.

Akwasi didn’t like it in Ghana, so he moved to a land of milk (lots of it) and honey. He thinks he is an artist and went to work as a rapper. He is one of the many filthy rich millionaire commies. Firmly aligned with the extreme left of the extreme left. His assets are several millions in (Dutch) real estate. But don’t talk about that too much. Neither does he. That spoils the ‘poor oppressed gangster’ illusion. What Akwasi did, until last week with impunity, was to make death threats against Black Pete. I’ll talk about Black Pete in a minute. He tweeted many times that he wanted Black Pete killed, and even offered a reward of €500 for someone willing to do his dirty work.

Last week he tweeted that he was going to kick Black Pete in the face, once he spotted one. That was one tweet too many. Especially after the trial of Geert Wilders. Some people filed complaints with the police. A DA was put on this case… and… came to a gentlemen’s agreement. His lawyer (not Akwasi himself!) would read an apology, and the case would be dismissed.

This district attorney is Jacobien Vreekamp. She is not only DA, but also was chairwomen of Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP), an extreme left-wing and violent platform. It’s not marked as a domestic terrorist group, but should be. She is also director of the Anti-Discrimination Bureau of Amsterdam. This gentlewoman’s agreement is not exactly the way she normally operates. She is known for her harsh demands as a DA, especially when she can hang someone not toeing her preferred political line. She is not only ruthless, but also merciless.

This news broke over the weekend. It is causing a huge outcry, nationwide. Understandably, Geert Wilders is livid. He immediately announced he will ask questions in Parliament, on Monday.

Given the enormous outcry, the prosecutor’s office has placed her on non-active status, pending an investigation. There was little else they could do. Hushing it up won’t work. Interestingly, Jacobien was removed from a controversial case in which 25 condemned accused are on trial for racial discrimination on this Monday. It took a mere nine months to get this case on the agenda. One can give birth faster.

Let’s have a look at Jacobien Vreekamp. All judges and DAs are required to report if they have side jobs somewhere else. A lot of them simply ignore this rule. What they do outside the court is their affair, they think. Not really, because it has happened that a judge was personally involved as an legal advisor to a company that was sued. He ruled in favor for that company. As a judge it is very difficult to get punished. This judge was reprimanded, nothing more. Now he is a judge in the High Court.

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