It's about time that the man in the street in Europe has waken up to the double threat of institutionalized political correctness coupled with the Islamic invasion.
FROM THE DAILYMAIL.CO.UK:
Right-wing Dutch MP banned from Britain set to be big winner in European elections
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 4:35 PM on 05th June 2009
A Dutch MP banned from Britain for his anti-Islamic views has won more than 15 per cent of the vote in Holland's European Parliament elections, exit polls have shown.
Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party are to take four of the 25 Dutch seats in the European assembly as right-wing and fringe parties were set to gain all over Europe.
The results are giving credence to the theory that the economic downturn, cynicism over the union's eastward expansion and worries about relations between Muslims and non-Muslims are fuelling a voter backlash against mainstream politicians.
Wilders was barred from entering Britain by former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith in February after it emerged he planned to show a short film he had made linking the Koran to terrorism.
Mr Wilders, 45, was classed as someone considered likely to incite hatred and his visit a threat to 'community harmony and therefore public security'.
European voting was under way in Britain today as well, where the far-right British National Party, which bars non-white members, was slated to win its first seat.
The anti-European United Kingdom Independence Party was also expected to benefit from voter anger at the economic crisis and recent revelations that lawmakers sought public reimbursement for items ranging from horse manure to swimming-pool repairs.
Ivano Chiesa, a 49-year-old hotel proprietor in London, said that he'd voted for the UKIP.
'I don't think our laws should be from Brussels, it's worse than the Parliament here. They really abuse the system,' Chiesa said, leaving a polling station in central London's Bloomsbury district.
Wilders' party was second only to the Christian Democrats, which got nearly 20 per cent of votes, according to the poll.
At a rowdy celebration, he said his party's success was a vote against a sprawling and costly EU.
'People have had enough of Europe as it is now - a big Europe with Turkey possibly joining - that we spend billions on each year,' he said.
Wilders, whose party was contesting European elections for the first time, won support from Protestant and Catholic voters disenchanted with what's perceived as the growing influence of the nation's 800,000 Muslims, many of them immigrants from Morocco and Turkey.
Wilders had urged voters to reject EU involvement in immigration policy and said Turkey should not join the 27-nation bloc.
'Turkey as (an) Islamic country should never be in the EU, not in 10 years, not in a million years,' Wilders said after voting.
But Dutch IT manager Olivier van der Post, 40, rejected Wilders' vision.
'I didn't vote for Wilders ... History has shown that if you want prosperity you must open your borders, not close them,' he said after voting in Voorburg, a leafy village on the outskirts of The Hague.
About 375 million voters across the 27-nation European Union are voting Thursday through Sunday, appointing candidates to 736 seats on the assembly in the second-largest election in the world after India's.
Official results will be announced in Brussels only after voting throughout the bloc is completed.
The NOS poll showed voter turnout in the Netherlands at around 40 per cent, unchanged from the last European elections.
The 736-seat European Parliament has evolved over the past 50 years from a consultative legislature to one with the right to vote on or amend two-thirds of all EU laws including on immigration, the environment, transport, consumer protection and trade.
But polls continent-wide consistently show that voters consider their MEPs to be overpaid, remote and irrelevant in their daily lives.
Such voter disinterest typically fuels low turnouts and stronger-than-usual showings for protest candidates from the hard left and right of the political spectrum.