Just a copy paste and some changes to fit this thread from my post in another thread and some elaboration.
Wilders, the installer of xenophobia in the Netherlands.
I meet people, at work, socially, some of them friends of mine, they do not read anything but newspaper headlines, they are uninformed, they refuse to look deeper into any subject yet have an opinion on pretty much everything. Trouble maker kids with a moroccan/turkish heritage, muslim by birth who are in reality third of fourth generation dutch kids cause them to say about all immigrants, no matter which generation: "Islam is bad and all of those Muslims are terrorists", "They should all be sent home!" and "Put them on an island and bomb it." They really believe this will solve many problems. They support higher punishment for all crimes, they support any measure that will harden our society.
They parrot oneliners from Wilders. They are fed by Wilders who gets their votes by putting fear and hate into people. A "politician" who is out to divide the country and turn it into an us and them situation, and he is succeeding in doing so. I know, when times are bad economically, people look for scapegoats and some idiots stand up wanting to play the blame game, but i had hoped we learned from our history, appearently, we have not.
I see people who i have known for a long time, i see them change into people full of hatred and fear towards anyone that could have anything to do with Islam, being Muslim, or having a middle eastern look.
The funny thing is, he is not even a Christian, he admitted to this many times. Yet, he uses words like judeo-christian culture like it applies to him. Wilders makes himself out to be a defender of free speech but it only applies to him because he can say everything he wants, yet others can not say about him what they want. For years now he has been invited by many muslim and other organisations to enter into a dialogue with them, yet he has declined every single invitation. We are having city level elections soon and all major parties are entering in debates on radio and tv, yet, he will not participate in any debate.
As Alice said, he is been charged by the courts for hate mongering and racsim. IN the time leading up to the trial he said he was relishing the opportunity and eagerly awaiting this trial. As soon as the judges said something he did not like he stated that he could not respoct this court anymore, the judges are not interested in the truth and the descision of the court was the sign of a totalitarian, dictatorial regime. Remember, this is a member of the Dutch parliament.
A member of the Dutch parliament who in this parliament proposed a "head scarf tax", wanting to tax muslim women for wearing their head scarfs in public because they are polluting the streets with those scarfs. When asked if the jewish women in Amsterdam who wear similar headwear should also be taxed, he of course, had no answer. That is his modus operandi. Shout alot, but offer no solutions. Time and time again when he took the floor in the parliament with his tirades, other members of parliament have asked him what his solutions are. He offers none.
A multicultural society, can not and does not exist? Yes it can, and it has existed here for a very long time. The problems that Wilders brings foreward are grossly exaggerated and overstated. He wants the military to police the streets and shoot on sight if needed. He has called out to people to go and buy Koran's and burn them publically. He calls the Koran the religious version of mein kampf, the fascist manifest of Mohammed.
So, he says what others are afraid to say? Well, we are royally screwed then.