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All about Geert Wilders’ far-right leader backed BJP Nupur Sharma duct PM

Far-right Dutch leader Geert Wilders, who defended now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammed, is likely to become the next Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Wilder’s Party for Freedom, the country’s third largest party, is headed for a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections.

Wilder’s Party for Freedom is likely to win 35 seats in the 150-seat lower house of parliament, according to exit polls published by national broadcaster NOS. This is more than double his victory in the last election.

However, the firebrand leader known for his sharp criticism of Islam will now have to build a broad coalition to form a stable government.

According to a report in The Guardian, Wilders has called for a ban on Islamic headscarves in mosques, the Quran and government buildings in his party’s manifesto. However, the Dutch leader has been softer on Islam than before during his election campaign.

His election campaign focused on calling for a referendum on the Netherlands leaving the European Union and a complete ban on accepting asylum seekers. “The Dutch will be No. 1 again…the people have to take back their nation,” Wilders said during the election campaign, according to the AP report.

Who is Geert Wilders?

Geert Wilders, born September 6, 1963, is known for his inflammatory views on Islam and has been under heavy police protection since 2004. He has been the leader in the House of Representatives since 1998.

Wilders is often compared to former US President Donald Trump for his swept-back blonde hair and his strong views against immigrants.

Indeed, in 2020 he was convicted of insulting Moroccans during a campaign rally, when he asked the crowd if they wanted more or less Morocco. Wilders then said that he was the victim of a “witch hunt” and a broken legal system.

What did Wilders say while supporting Nupur Sharma?

In 2022, Wilders made headlines after lending his support to Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who was criticized for her comments on the Prophet Muhammad during a TV debate.

Addressing the X, Wilders had said, “Never bow down to Islamic terrorists like Al-Qaeda, they represent barbarism. The entire Indian nation must now unite behind #NapurSharma and support him. Al Qaeda and the Taliban put me on their hitlist years ago.” , A lesson: never bow down to terrorists. Never.” In another post on X, Wilders called Nupur Sharma “a hero”.

“If secularism means appeasement then there is no rule of law. Protect your values ​​#India and my Hindu friends. Never tolerate the unbearable. Democracy and freedom need to be defended again every day,” Wilders said in another post on X.



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