Monday, 14 February 2011

Geert Wilders: Europe's Most Dangerous Man?

Showing on BBC 2  February 14th, 7:00pm

A profile of controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders. The man with the shock of platinum blond hair is known for virulent anti-Islamic views which led to his being denied entry into Britain until he successfully appealed against the ban. The film follows him on the campaign trail during the 2010 Dutch general election. The leader of the Party for Freedom, now on the brink of real power in the Netherlands, Wilders is the first politician to stand trial on charges of inciting hatred because of his pronouncements on Islam and his call for a ban on the Qur'an. With anti-Islamic and anti-immigration parties on the rise in Europe, what makes him the poster boy of the far right? Members of the international anti-Islamic network who support him are also interviewed about their leader in this documentary by Bafta-winning film-makers Mags Gavan and Joost van der Valk.

1 comment:

  1. Only in a corrupted, debased era would a man who stands for the re-instatement of western values e.g. free speech and the protection of democratic ideals be called "controversial".