Geert Wilders, a right-wing lawmaker from the Netherlands who has spouted anti-Islam rhetoric, visited a Holocaust survivor who was beaten by assailants she said had an Arab appearance.

Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom, visited 86-year-old Diana Blog in Amsterdam on Monday, he wrote on Twitter. He called her "a victim of Moroccan violence" in the tweet, which said he visited Blog with fellow Party for Freedom lawmaker Martin Bosma.

The Aug. 4 assault on Blog and her husband – both octogenarian survivors – shocked the Netherlands because of the victims' ages and the cruelty of the perpetrators, one of whom beat Samuel Blog unconscious, breaking his hip and rendering him permanently blind, the couple said.

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