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    Dutch far right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders campaigns for the 2017 Dutch election in Spijkenisse, a suburb of Rotterdam, Netherlands, February 18, 2017.

    Dutch Election Frontrunner Wilders Suspends Campaign After Security Detail Leak

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    Geert Wilders, the controversial Dutch parliamentarian known for his anti-Islamic statements and polarizing beliefs, has suspended his campaign to become prime minister, following an alleged security leak.

    Wilders, the founder and leader of Party for Freedom (PVV), tweeted in Dutch on Thursday, "Tremendously disturbing news. Until all the facts about the corruption investigation are known, PVV will suspend its public activities."

    A member of Wilders' security team was arrested on suspicion of leaking details about his campaign to a Dutch-Moroccan criminal gang. The officer, an Utrecht policeman of Moroccan descent identified under the name Faris K, was responsible for screening locations where Wilders would make public appearances. 

    Security services provided by DBB, responsible for the safety of important figures in the Dutch government, is investigating the leak. They claim that Faris K had been previously investigated for allegedly revealing confidential information.

    National chief of police Erik Akerboom made a statement claiming that Wilders' safety was not threatened. Wilders replied with a tweet criticizing the DBB, "If I cannot trust the service that is supposed to protect me, then I can no longer function. This is unacceptable."

    Prime Minister Mark Rutte, of the center-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), and Wilders" chief political rival, refused to comment but did meet with Wilders to discuss the suspension of his campaign. Wilders tweeted that the security breach "is a serious case that fortunately is also being taken seriously by the government," following the meeting.

    Faris K was released from police custody on Thursday, but has been suspended pending the investigation. Faris' brother, also a police officer, was arrested as well. Police have not commented on either case.

    PVV currently controls 12 of the 150 seats in the Dutch House of Representatives. They reflect the beliefs of their founder, including nationalism, right-wing populism, anti-Islamism, and euroscepticism. Wilders considers himself a liberal, however, and distances himself from some authoritarian right-wing groups.

    Prior to the campaign suspension, PVV was a frontrunner in parliamentary elections, neck and neck with the incumbent VVD. However, even if PVV managed to become the largest party in the Dutch parliament, Wilders would almost certainly not become prime minister, as the other parties have refused to form a coalition with him.

    Over the years Wilders has received countless death threats, most prominently from Australian Salafist preacher Feiz Mohammad, who urged his followers to behead Wilders. The right-wing Dutch politician is also on a "hit list" published in the al-Qaeda-affiliated magazine Inspire. Since 2004, Wilders has lived under constant police protection.

    The threats have not deterred Wilders from his anti-Islamic speech. "Not all are scum, but there is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who makes the streets unsafe," he told reporters in December 2016, comments that landed him in legal trouble. "If you want to regain your country, if you want to make the Netherlands for the people of the Netherlands, your own home, again, then you can only vote for one party."

    Wilders recently argued that the Quran should be banned for sale because, as he explained, like Hitler's autobiography Mein Kampf, it promulgates hate speech."This is a book which even contains more anti-Semitism than Mein Kampf. It is full of calls to violence," he told Dutch public broadcaster WNL in February 2017.


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    • cromwell
      they know who would win, as Marine Le Pen The Great ... and all the tricks
      unclean, and vile and dirty politics are going to be used by the reactionaries of the property preservation.
      Liberals cursed, CURSED BY GOD !!
      SOONER OR LATER THE WORLD will have to change
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      Mclupoin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, this guy is well known for being a Mossad agent, or at least a Sayan (a Sayan is not paid). The Moroccans are surely numerous in the NL, and some of them are not civilised for sure, but they certainly did not impose themselves on the Dutch, their globalist elites did, and now the same elite is using this issue to create chaos in NL just like everywhere else in Europe, look at Sweden, France, Germany, this is a Messianic project, this guy is just a tool.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toMclupo(Show commentHide comment)
      Mclupo, Wilders a Mossad agent - are you serious? Look the man's history up of moving from one place to another with his family to avoid that Islamic death fatwa - do you believe that was made up? - while he continues to speak out against the Globalists and their useful idiots like those scum he refers to.

      And you call him a Mossad agent?
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      I wonder if that Islamic enablist and Globalist, Mark Rutte knows anything about this????????
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      Mclupoin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, maybe agent was not very accurate because he does not have a salary from the Mossad, but he certainly is a better Sayan than you.
      Here, have a good read. www.dutchnews.nl/features/2010/06/wilders_and_the_us_israel_lobb-2
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      This security man was no doubt, probably an CIA agent, and so was this criminal gang, if something happens to Wilders, in the least, then the Civil War is on, blame EU/US.
    • avatar
      So the guy all of the kooks call a hater actually had a Muslim on his security detail and that Muslim was associated with a criminal gang and was betraying the "hater" who trusted him?
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      Mr. Wilders stay strong we will not let you down by the voting !!!
      The globalist and Cia and Bnd are behind this !!!
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      The CIA is behind every move to create disruption and chaos in civil societies across the world. They are an out of control terrorist organization with immense power; but they can be beaten, as Russia has proved in Syria.
    • Hermes
      .......Geert Wilders, the controversial Dutch parliamentarian known for his anti-Islamic statements and polarizing beliefs........

      They sure don't like him at Sputnik. No suprise there because at heart they are all hardline antifa leftists who are desperately trying to portray an independent view not to lose contact with their readers completely.
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      Ending his campaign because of security leaks.It sure shows what kind of a pedophile he is.
      The guy has no guts ! I pity the succers that vote for him and /or one of the other pedophiles that govern our country. What we need is a guy like Putin or Trump some one who cannot and will not be blackmailed into giving Ukronazis and the pope and his cronies what they want. Cowards/ pedophiles like Rutte Wilders and the rest of their gang should be strung from the highest trees!!!
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toMclupo(Show commentHide comment)
      Mclupo, if you knew anything at all about the history of this man you would not be putting out such garbage about him.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toprofessor.hornblow(Show commentHide comment)
      professor.hornblow, It is ALL the western intelligence agencies who are the Globlalists tools to enable their agenda, including Mossad.
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      Mclupoin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, You persist in yoour ignorance, what I say about this Sayan, is what he says about himself, you as a Sayan think it is "garbage"or rubbish rather, but the majority of people are waking up to yor Hasbara.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toMclupo(Show commentHide comment)
      Mclupo, and you persist in not seeking out this man's real history instead choosing to rely on innuendo and political propaganda to smear him with. You even resort to calling me names which exposes you for your own political biases.

      You have provided no evidence for your outlandish assertion, only someone else's political propaganda that no doubt is designed solely to attack the credibility of the only real leader the Dutch have.

      If you are Dutch, then in my opinion, that makes you a very treacherous person.
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      Mclupoin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, Wilders is (like Valls was in France), eternally and unconditionally linked to Israel, that cannot be good for the Dutch, you cannot be credible when you put the interest of a foreign power before that of the country you pretend to serve, that is treason in all its splendour.
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      Agent, Sayan, or Zionist arse-kisser, the man has tapped into the rage of the masses, not unlike Trump. European peoples, wherever they are, are tired of seeing their societies destroyed by people who will never integrate, and take much more from, than they add to, their society. They see hundreds of years of their ancestors struggles being flushed down the drain by treasonous politicians who care more about foreigners than the people who elect them.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toMclupo(Show commentHide comment)
      Mclupo, now you attempt to equate a traitor to France with a Dutch Patriot. Have you even bothered to read or listen to any of what Wilders has written or uttered?
    • chiliboots
      Smart Decision.
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      Mclupoin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers,I refer you to the answer I gave you in the other article about "Paletine", you do not seem to get it, do you Terry ?
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