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Wilders launches anti-Islam campaign to support Israel

January 31, 2014 at 12:49 am

Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders is mobilising all anti-Islam forces and parties for a wide-ranging campaign aimed at forming an anti-Islam international alliance network that supports Israel and its national security.

Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) reported that the network that the Freedom Party’s Leader seeks to form will include all anti-Islam individuals and organisations that see Islam as a big danger that threatens the world – in the US, Britain, Canada, and Germany. The network, that has been named the International Freedom Alliance (IFA), also seeks to promote the protection of Israel’s security, which necessarily entails boycotting all anti-Jewish parties and preventing them from getting involved at the network, according to RNW.

RNW also reported that Wilders described the movement as “an outlet for the ideas of people who position themselves between conservative and ultra-right racist parties,” as it will include a big number of extremist right-wing leaders, like Yisrael Beiteinu Party leader Avigdor Lieberman and National Union leader Arieh Eldad; and it will exclude figures with an agenda that is “anti-Semitic and against the Jewish state.”

Susi Dennison, a member of the European Council of Foreign Relations, expressed her concern that “this sort of international alliance will not take into account the diverse circumstances affecting different countries.” She also noted that the alliance is to create “international anti-Islam thought en bloc,” RNW reported.