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Geert Wilders, a conservative in the Netherlands, has called for a five year halt to immigration until they can figure out what to do. After the killing of Dutch filmaker Theo van Gogh his party has received more support as people are fed up with radical islamists coming into their country.


One of the most popular politicians in the Netherlands said Friday the country's democracy is under threat and called for a five-year halt to non-Western immigration in the wake of the killing of a Dutch filmmaker by a suspected Muslim radical.

"We are a Dutch democratic society. We have our own norms and values," right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders told The Associated Press in an interview. "If you chose radical Islam you can leave, and if you don't leave voluntarily then we will send you away. This is the only message possible."


Wilders split with the free-market coalition partner Liberal Party two months ago because it backed the candidacy of predominantly Muslim Turkey for the European Union.

He formed his own conservative party, the Wilders Group, which has one seat in the 150-member parliament. But a recent poll suggested his anti-immigrant message was reverberating through the electorate, and he would win 24 seats if elections were held today -- up from 19 seats before Van Gogh's murder.


"The Netherlands has been too tolerant to intolerant people for too long," he said. "We should not import a retarded political Islamic society to our country. There is nothing to be ashamed of to say this. It's not Islam. I speak out against the facts."

Wow, this guy kicks ass. He forms his own party because he's sick of the lack of actions of the existing parties. I also think his stance on immigration is fine. Why should you continue allowing people into your country when your immigration system has flaws?

Are you listening to me George Bush? Maybe we should close our borders until we get things in order.

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