Friday 14 May 2021

Wilder’s US college visit cut short

A question and answer session by Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders at a US college was cut short on Tuesday after ‘the tone of the event began to turn nasty’ and some of the several hundred students ‘began jeering’, news agency AP said on Wednesday.

Wilders had been invited to show his video compilation Fitna to students at Temple University in Philadelphia by a student body called Temple University Purpose. The trip was paid by the California-based David Horowitz Freedom Center, AP said.
During his speech, Wilders stated that ‘our Western culture is far better than the Islamic culture and we should defend it.’
He also said a resolution co-sponsored by the US and Egypt deploring attacks on religions while insisting that freedom of expression remains a basic right was a ‘disgrace’ and criticised president Barack Obama for his efforts to extend a hand to the Islamic world, saying that such appeasement marks ‘the beginning of the end’, AP reported.
For the full AP report, click here

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.