Anti-Mosque Movement Draws Support From Controversial European Politician

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August 20, 2010 2:00 pm
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Pamela Geller, the woman who arguably touched off the weeks-long fight over the Cordoba House, is organizing a September 11 protest to stop the project, and she’s invited some of America’s most high-profile conservatives to attend. But she’s also enlisting the help of one of the most controversial anti-Muslim politicians in Europe.

Joining Geller and Andrew Breitbart, among others, will be Dutch politician Geert Wilders, the controversial anti-Muslim leader of the right wing Freedom Party in the Netherlands.Wilders has opposed Islam and mosque-building in Holland. In 2008 he told The Guardian, “I have a problem with Islamic tradition, culture, ideology. Not with Muslim people.” His extreme views got him temporarily banned from the United Kingdom

The anti-Cordoba movement has thus far been an American effort, but Geller, a long-time admirer of Wilders, has made it international.

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