Knowledge Identifier: +Geert_Wilders
Born in 1963.
Countries: Netherlands (38%), United Kingdom (15%), United States (10%)
Linked to: Party for Freedom, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, De Volkskrant, Home Office
He was elected to the Utrecht city council in 1996, and later to the House of Representatives
Ayaan Hirsi Ali - In 2003 Hirsi Ali worked together with fellow VVD MP Geert Wilders for several months
Bart Jan Spruyt - When Dutch politician Geert Wilders started a conservative party in 2004, Spruyt supported that move, hoping that it could spur a movement inspired on the basis of American conservatism
Party for Freedom - The party's history starts with Geert Wilders' departure from the VVD in September 2004
Party for Freedom - Founded in 2005 as the successor to Geert Wilders' one-man party in the House of Representatives, it won nine seats in the 2006 general election, making it the fifth largest party in parliament
Ayaan Hirsi Ali - On 18 February 2005, she revealed the location of herself and her colleague Geert Wilders, who had been in hiding
On 15 August 2007, a representative of the Prosecutors' Office in Amsterdam declared that dozens of reports against Wilders had been filed, and that they were all being considered
Tofik Dibi - On January 13, 2007 Dibi was arrested and later released while pamphleteering against Dutch MP Geert Wilders with members of the International Socialists
Party for Freedom - Former trade union leader and prominent Christian Democrat Doekle Terpstra proposed an initiative against Geert Wilders and the PVV on 30 November 2007, in newspaper "Trouw"
LiveLeak - Liveleak was in the spotlight again in March 2008 when it hosted the anti-Qur'an film "Fitna" made by Dutch politician Geert Wilders
Laurence Stassen - For the European Parliament elections in 2009 Stassen was ranked as the fourth candidate for the PVV. In itself an electable position - the PVV won four seats - but the lower-ranking party leader Geert Wilders was elected by preference votes
Oliver Kamm - Kamm has written in "Index on Censorship" in response to the 2009 visit of Geert Wilders argued that "No one has a right in a free society to be protected from anguish"
Quilliam (think tank) - In February and October 2009, Quilliam publicly confronted the Dutch politician Geert Wilders, arguing that "Geert Wilders is undoubtedly an ill-informed, hate-driven bigot with many unpleasant views but he is not directly inciting violence
Marine Le Pen - Interviewed by Radio 1 in June 2011, she said that unlike the leader of the PVV Geert Wilders, she is not waging war against Islam and "is fighting the Islamisation of French society"
Marcial Hernandez - Hernandez announced on July 3, 2012, in the wake of a press conference by Geert Wilders, that he had just left the PVV due to internal struggles
Alternative for Germany - It has been reported that the Dutch politician of the Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders, has attempted to form a eurosceptic alliance ahead of the 2014 European Parliament elections, holding talks with the French National Front, Vlaams Belang, Lega Nord and the Swedish Democrats
Joram van Klaveren - The controversial comments on the Moroccan minority in The Netherlands by party leader Geert Wilders after the 2014 council elections played part in his decision
Laurence Stassen - On March 21, 2014 she left the PVV after discriminatory remarks by Geert Wilders about Moroccans
On 28 July 2015, Vienna's prosectors' office launched the probe and lodged calls for criminal proceedings against Geert Wilders for allegedly comparing the Quran to Mein Kampf
He will face trial once again in 2016 with the accusation of inciting "discrimination and hatred" against Moroccans living in the Netherlands
The PVV contested the 2017 general election with Wilders at its helm