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Wednesday 17 December  
Geert Wilders
The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Official assistance for Wilders' visa request

Published on : 21 September 2012 - 9:30am | By ((C) ANP)
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The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted the Australian authorities over the visa application by Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders.

It is unclear why the visa has not yet been granted. The anti-Islam politician applied for a visa three weeks ago in order to give a series of lectures next month. The employees who would accompany him have already received their visas and the group which invited Wilders to Australia has accused the government of stalling over his application.

Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal stressed that it is standard procedure for the ministry to become involved if a Dutch politician is having difficulty obtaining a visa. Rosenthal himself has not spoken with his Australian counterpart, but the issue has been discussed at a high level.


Anonymous 4 October 2012 - 7:55am / U.S.A.

It's alarming to me that so many of the people in the governments of the Anglosphere and Europe are uninformed about Islam. Islam is a totalitarian political ideology with a faith system embedded in it to hold the hearts and minds of its adherents, and its goal is world domination.

jamie cordon 2 October 2012 - 2:08pm / Australia

Let him and let him talk, no one has any objections to the Islamic Mufti's spreading their disdain for western culture. Ask any muslim if they would like the country they live in to become a Islamic state - if they are truthful they will say yes (it's apart of their faith). So they do want to get rid or the western culture and have theirs overtake.

Vera Gottlieb 24 September 2012 - 5:16pm / Switzerland

Perhaps Australia doesn't care to be visited by a 'shit disturber'???

Anonymous 25 September 2012 - 9:40pm

You are right. People put out their shit in public to affect everyone and people, like Wilders, come along and disturb it. "Shit disturbers" do the public at large a great job at showing how someone's shit needs to be disturbed and cleaned-up for the welfare of all.

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