Row after four Dutch MPs wear neo-Nazi insignia in parliament
If anyone still harbors any doubts about Geert Wilders’ Nazi sympathies, they need to read this and start facing reality.
A row has broken out over four MPs of Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party who wore badges in the Dutch parliament this week featuring a well-known neo-Nazi insignia which has links to the country’s infamous national socialist party of the 1930s.
The display came on Thursday after exchanges the previous day when the leader of the centre-left D66 party, Alexander Pechtold, called on Mr Wilders to distance himself from extremists who waved the Prinsen flag and gave Nazi salutes at a Freedom Party rally in The Hague last weekend. […]
Related to my previous Page about his alliance with Marine Le Pen:
Spats in parliament featuring Geert Wilders are nothing new, but his exchanges with Mr Pechtold were unusually bad-tempered and vitriolic.
When Mr Pechtold asked how he felt about Ms Le Pen’s belief that “Jewish skull caps should be banned”, Mr Wilders replied by describing Mr Pechtold as “a sad, miserable, hypocritical, little man” whose question was “too miserable to be taken seriously”.
The Freedom Party leader said he was “proud” of last weekend’s rally, and “proud of everyone who attended it”. […]
The rest of the article is about Wilders’ denial of anti-Semitism, despite the clearly anti-Semitic props & symbols that surround him and the words & behavior of his party’s supporters. It reminds me of the American far-right and their denial of racism & Islamophobia, as if everyone is supposed to disregard their open associations with racists & bigots, not to mention the words & images employed in the rallies, speeches, flyers, emails, etc. intended to support them.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with the Prinsen flag mentioned in the article—I wasn’t—here’s the Wiki page for it.