Geert Wilders, a right-wing politician
who is also leader of the Freedom Party (PVV) Netherlands (AP)
He is one of the candidates fighting for the prime minister in the State Windmills in the elections to be held March 15, 2017.
Due to a variety of controversial statements, Wilders was dubbed the Donald Trump of the Netherlands. He has been comparing the Koran to Adolf Hitler's autobiography, Mein Kampf, calling garbage Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands, and by the court he has been found guilty for insulting a group and triggers discrimination.
Wilders (53), a former speech writer, have great hopes that the momentum of rising populist wave in Europe will take him to win the election. Quoted from various sources, here are some facts about Wilders:
1. unpopular right-wing group Americans
The figure is known as a politician Wilders anti-Islam and anti-immigrant ever commented on the cartoon drawing contest in Dallas, USA in 2015 ago.
The event ended tragically after two gunmen carried out the attack, but later they shot dead SWAT team.
In September 2015, Wilders wrote on Breitbart that Islam is a "totalitarian ideology aimed at building the forces of tyranny over non-Muslims," he was quoted as saying on NBC News, Tuesday (14/03/2017).
On Sunday, members of Congress who is also known as a fanatical supporter of Trump, Steve King wrote on the Twitter social media, "Wilders understand that culture and demographics is our destiny. We can not renew our civilization with someone else's baby."
King and Wilders later received support from David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, an extreme racist groups in the US who believe that the white race is the best race.
"In case you think to move -> sanity reigns supreme in Iowa representative district 4. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain," said Duke chirping.
2. Repeatedly lodged a legal case
Wilders has repeatedly faced legal problems in the Netherlands, a country that has strict laws about how to talk even when compared with the United States.
In 2011, Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred against Muslims after he called for a tax on headscarves. The man also had said that foreigners are "breeding" in the Netherlands have colonized culture of the country.
Perhaps the best-known controversial statements was when he compared the Koran with Mein Kampf.
Mohamed Rabbae, chairman of the Moroccan National Council calling his comments were racist and discriminatory while Wilders defended as freedom of expression.
One judge called it rude and condescending, but does not categorize words as incitement.
Wilders has also been sentenced to a panel of three judges as judged efforts incitement to discrimination and insulting a group of people of Morocco. However, the judge released him from the charges.
Born in Venlo, The Netherlands southeast part was also briefly banned from entering the UK. But he was sued and eventually the decision was canceled.
3. Supporting Netherland Exit
Since voting is held in the UK and led to the country's exit from the European Union, known also by the events Brexit, a similar phenomenon also occurred in several other countries including the Netherlands. Guard this issue is none other than Wilders.
He called Brexit is 'spring patriotic' and the Dutch should be the next country to leave the EU. "It was to reinvent national identity, a nation in which people get back control of identity, borders, and immigration," he said.
In a televised debate as quoted by Sky News, Prime Minister Rutte told Wilders, "you want Nexit - Netherland Exit. You want the Netherlands out of the EU. You know this will lead to 1.5 million job losses. That means chaos for Netherlands. In the UK, as well as chaos because Brexit. "
"Do not do that. I hope you're not going to be the biggest ruling party chair, I hope you will not have the ability to form a cabinet ...," he added.
Wilders himself defended his views by saying, Nexit would be a good way for the Netherlands.
"We will become masters in our own country. We will be back had a key to our front door," said Wilders.
Instead, he pointed Rutte has spread fear excessive in relation Brexit.
Before the debate, Prime Minister Rutte had called for voters to stop the domino effect of populism. He called the phenomenon Brexit and the election of Donald Trump should make the Dutch people.
4. Bloody Indonesia
The historical record is almost always brings Indonesia and the Netherlands. How not, more than 300 years old windmill that colonize the country.
So no wonder, if often heard the story of a number of figures in the Netherlands have the attachment of blood with Indonesia. One of them Wilders.
As quoted from Wikipedia, Wilders is the youngest of four siblings. His father was a Dutchman, while the mother, who was born in Indonesia called background Indonesian-Dutch mix.
Reported by Deutsche Welle, as a teenager, Wilders interned in Israel. He often traveled up the Eastern Europe and several visits to Iran.
At least 28 parties that participated in the Dutch elections. And for parliamentary seats, 150 are contested.
Not only Wilders, Dutch PM candidates were also there is of Indonesian descent, namely Jesse Klaver (30).
The figure of the ecological left GroenLinks party leader has a mother who is still half-blooded Indonesia, while the father comes from Morocco.