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Austria:"We will defeat Islam" - PVV leader Geert Wilders00:54

Austria:"We will defeat Islam" - PVV leader Geert Wilders

Austria, Vienna
March 28, 2015 at 03:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Geert Wilders, the leader Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), declared that 'we will defeat Islam', during a press conference in Vienna on Friday. The politician also lauded European culture, stating it was 'far superior to that of Islam'. Wilders was speaking at the invitation of Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of the Freedom Party for Austria (FPO), who has previously expressed sympathies will the controversial Wilders.

Wilders was speaking at an event held in the Hofburg Palace, titled "The Threat to Europe through Islamisation". The politician has long attacked Islam, previously asking for a ban on the Koran, comparing it to Adolf Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf", and proposing a complete stop to migration from Islamic countries. Wilders has been under police protection since he rose to prominence after Dutch critic of Islam, Pim Fortuyn was assassinated in 2002.

The Dutch PVV was founded in 2006 and combines euro-scepticism with an anti-immigration stance. In 2014 they received 13.35 percent of the Dutch vote in the European Parliament elections, gaining four of Holland's 26 seats in Brussels.

Austria:"We will defeat Islam" - PVV leader Geert Wilders00:54
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Geert Wilders, the leader Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), declared that 'we will defeat Islam', during a press conference in Vienna on Friday. The politician also lauded European culture, stating it was 'far superior to that of Islam'. Wilders was speaking at the invitation of Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of the Freedom Party for Austria (FPO), who has previously expressed sympathies will the controversial Wilders.

Wilders was speaking at an event held in the Hofburg Palace, titled "The Threat to Europe through Islamisation". The politician has long attacked Islam, previously asking for a ban on the Koran, comparing it to Adolf Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf", and proposing a complete stop to migration from Islamic countries. Wilders has been under police protection since he rose to prominence after Dutch critic of Islam, Pim Fortuyn was assassinated in 2002.

The Dutch PVV was founded in 2006 and combines euro-scepticism with an anti-immigration stance. In 2014 they received 13.35 percent of the Dutch vote in the European Parliament elections, gaining four of Holland's 26 seats in Brussels.

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