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Geert Wilders compared with Nazi propaganda master Joseph Goebbels

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On Tuesday, the NRC reported that the Party for Freedom (PVV) has rallied around Geert Wilders and fully supports the racially discriminatory statements that he made during a campaign event, last week. Earlier in the afternoon, PVV party members held a meeting, to discuss the controversy surrounding the racially discriminatory statements that Wilders made about Dutch-Moroccans. "Everyone was able to say what they wanted to say. We have come out of the meeting united [as a party]. We started this project together and we will continue together...and I am very happy with this outcome," said Wilders.

The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights sent out a press releases stating the following: "The institute interprets the statements made by Mr. Geert Wilders as discriminatory, because a group of Dutch nationals are being excluded from the society based on they're ethnicity. These type of statements will lead to hate towards Dutch-Moroccans.". The institute also made it clear that it is the responsible of the Dutch parliament to swiftly address these issues and any other forms of discrimination. They also explicitly stated, that all Dutch nationals are entitled to equal and fair treatment.

The German Press Agency (DPA) has compared the statements that Wilders made during a speech, to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Last week, Wilders gave a speech at a PVV campaign event, in The Hague. During his speech he asked the audience: "In this city...and in the Netherlands...do you want more or less Moroccans?". The audience replied with: "Less, less, less!" while applauding loudly. The DPA claims that Wilders rhetoric is comparable to the same statements that Goebbels made during his Sportpalast speech, in 1943.

During Goebbels speech, he averted from his written text and began to mention the complete "extermination" of the Jews. In his written text of the speech, he wrote the word "solution" and fittingly stopped himself before completing his statement. "Solution" referred to the term "final solution" and was seen as a less harsher term to describe the true intentions of the Nazi regime.

After basking in the applause from his PVV party supporters, Wilders said: "Good, we can arrange that.". Last week, Wilders had also stated during a visit to The Hague that with PVV leadership, the city would have "with less expense and if possible less Moroccans.".

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