|Geert Wilders Fred Litwin|
I did actually meet Geert Wilders and his entourage including Rabbi Hausman from Boston and a lawyer from London named Roy! I found Wilders very approachable, calm and charming. I asked him about his trial and the possible sentence he could get. He said they could potentially jail him for 1.5 years , but more likely they would impose a fine. It was always nice to talk to Ezra and many other friends who attended the reception at the Rideau Club.
The actual event was at the NAC. The room was packed. It was standing room only with a very friendly crowd. Fred Litwin of the Free Thinking Film Society and Mary-Lou Ambrosio of the International free Press society spoke first, then Ezra and then Geert. I will post the speeches as soon as I can. It was a very interesting evening. Though I agree with a lot of what Geert says, I do find him he goes further than I would go. I was very impressed by Geert's unwavering support for Israel. I was touched by his mention of HM Canadian Forces who liberated the Netherlands at the end of WWII.
Here is Wilders on CFRA 580
More from Deborah Gyapong. Andrew Lawton interviews Geert Here.
James Cohen, who works with us at the International Free thinking Film Society, interviewedWilders as well.
Geert Wilders Speech in Toronto