Anti-Islam party PVV celebrates its 10th anniversary on Monday. And for the next 10 years leader Geert Wilders plans to fight for restoring the Netherlands as "free country" and reducing Islam in daily life, he said in an interview with broadcaster NOS.
Having his own party was only a dream for Wilders when he stormed out of the VVD after an argument. That dream became a reality when he registered Partij voor de Vrijheid (Freedom Party in English) on February 22nd, 2006. Ten years later Wilders' anti-Islam party is the fifth party in parliament and the most popular party in the polls.
Wilders believes his party's popularity is due to the fact that the PVV always has the same positions and warned about the rise of what he calls Islamization, even before the rise of terrorist organization ISIS. He thinks that if Islam is not forced back, there will be no more Netherlands in 10 to 30 years. "If Islam gets more of a foothold in Western Europe, there will be no freedom and nothing more to choose", he said to NOS, speaking of an existential problem for the Netherlands and a historic moment.