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Wilders helps to launch anti-Islam party in Australia

An anti-Islam party based on the hardline views of Dutch politician Geert Wilders plans to field candidates at the next federal election, raising fears among moderate Muslims of a rise in extremism.

Mr Wilders, an influential far-right figure expected to shape the results of this year’s European elections, told followers in a video message that the Australian Liberty Alliance was being formed to “offer civil minded Australians fresh political vision and better policies”. Policies advocated by Wilders’ Party for Freedom include deporting immigrants convicted of a crime and stopping all immigration from Islamic countries.

“Many of you are disappointed by current political parties and have had enough of politicians who sell our Western civilisation,” Mr Wilders said in his video. “Like you, good people in Europe, America, Canada have had enough of politicians who don’t share our values and foolishly declare all cultures are equal, and who lack the courage to speak the truth and say that Islam is the biggest threat to freedom today.”

Australian Liberty Alliance was registered as a not-for-profit business last month by Debbie Robinson, the president of the Q Society, an anti-Islam think tank that was responsible for bringing Mr Wilders to Australia last year. The party will be headquartered in Western Australia and is expected to be launched by Mr Wilders early next year. It is yet to be registered as a political party with the Australian Electoral Commission. Ms Robinson said she intended to stand as a candidate.

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia spokesman Keysar Trad urged Muslims to ignore the fledgling party, warning it would “galvanise hardliners” on both sides of the debate. “The extremists within our community love to see something like this,” Mr Trad said. “All this does is create further division.”

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson said despite Australia’s implied constitutional protection of political speech, any party had a responsibility not to “inflame prejudice”. “Australia had Hansonism and saw it for its shallowness and flaws, and I think people will see exactly the same thing with Wilders,” Mr Wilson said.

Q Society spokesman Andrew Horwood said the party would have no formal relationship with either the Q Society or Mr Wilders. He said the party would be secular, conservative and campaign openly against Islam. “Australia is a different country to The Netherlands but we will be absolutely fearless in saying we don’t believe Islam is good for this country,” Mr Horwood said.

The Australian, 5 March 2014

See also “Australian Liberty Alliance, backed by anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders, set for launch”, News.com, 4 March 2014

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  • Talking_fish_head

    And nothing of value was lost

  • Reynardine

    If you actually thought this community was a tenth as violent as you accuse it of being, you wouldn’t be here throwing tripe, but hiding under your bed in a puddle of your own urine.

  • Lithium2006

    Make sure you don’t trip over your tail as you tuck it between your legs while running.

  • AM24

    Pakistan’s present pathetic condition is due to the backstabbing and subservience of the bootlickers and brown sahibs like musharraf and co. If it wasn’t for that filth Pakistan could be just as great as Iran and Malaysia.

  • Heinz Catsup

    Good one!

  • AM24

    This same hindutva and zionist filth think Pakistanis are jealous of the relationship between India and the terrorist state of israel.

  • rookie

    “…and who lack the courage to speak the truth and say that Islam is the biggest threat to freedom today.”

    What a psycho!?

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  • jacobin777

    Good riddance to you?

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    Do always post this unintellectual tripe?

  • abhi098

    You have proved my point.Muslims will never change . They will kill themselves and also others. No use debating with people who are living in stone age. Good bye.

  • abhi098

    Do u know what deleting my comments say about islam and muslims? U guys are the world’s biggest hyppocrites. You not only kill non muslims in non muslim countries but even in muslim countries.

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  • The greenmantle

    Will Indonesia let him in ?
    Sir David

  • Yausari

    He needs to get a life

  • Sam Seed

    Wilders go home!

  • mindy1

    This actually gives me the creeps. That a hater could start a party and get support does not bode well for peace 🙁

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