Geert Wilders (born in Venlo, the Netherlands, on September 6, 1963) is the founder and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) in the Netherlands. He has been a member of the Dutch Parliament since 1998.
Geert Wilders lived in Israel for a year and has travelled extensively in the Islamic world, where he has visited many countries, including Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia.
Since 2004, Geert Wilders has been living under round-the-clock police protection because his life is threatened by extremist Muslims. The threats began after Mr. Wilders demanded in the Dutch Parliament that the government investigate radical mosques in the Netherlands.
In 2008, Mr. Wilders attracted international attention when he wrote and commissioned Fitna, a short documentary that explores Koranic motivations for terrorism, Islamic universalism, and Islam in the Netherlands. His opponents took him to court on the basis of Dutch anti-hate speech laws. After a judicial ordeal that lasted almost two years, Mr. Wilders was acquitted on all charges in June 2011.
Geert Wilders is the author of Marked For Death (Regnery, 2012). In this book, he states his firm belief that Islam is not a religion; it is a political ideology of imperialism and domination in the guise of religion.