London, july 16 (ANI): A controversial anti-Muslim Dutch MP has said that he will be forming an international alliance to spread his message to Britain and across the West in a bid to ban immigration from Islamic countries.
Geert Wilders said that will launch the movement later this year, initially in five countries: the US, Canada, Britain, France and Germany.
"The message, 'stop Islam, defend freedom,' is a message that's not only important for the Netherlands but for the whole free Western world," The Telegraph quoted Wilders, as saying at the Dutch parliament.
Among the group's aims will be outlawing immigration from Islamic countries to the West and a ban on Islamic law.
Starting as a grass-roots movement, Wilders hopes it eventually will produce its own lawmakers or influence other legislators.
Ayhan Tonca, a prominent spokesman for Dutch Muslims, said he feared Wilders' message would fall on fertile ground in much of Europe, where anti-Islam sentiment has been swelling for years.
Tonca called on "well meaning people in Europe to oppose this."
Wilders Freedom Party won the biggest gains in a national election last month, coming third with 24 seats in the 150-seat Parliament, up from the nine before the election. (ANI)