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  Filip Dewinter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Filip Dewinter (official spelling: Philip Dewinter, born September 11, 1962, Bruges) is a Flemish politician in Belgium.
Together with Hugo Coveliers of the VLOTT party, Dewinter formed a list cartel for the city elections of Antwerp on October 8, 2006.
Dewinter was already politically active during his highschool years at the Sint-Franciscus-Xaverius instituut in Bruges.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Filip_Dewinter   (798 words)

 Blokwatch - Nationale webstek over het Vlaams Belang - Nazis and antisemites, the old friends of Filip Dewinter
On november 7th 1988 Filip Dewinter is at the German military cemetary in Lommel.
Dewinter wants to lay flowers to honour the Flemish who are burried there: 46 Flemish who died in the Waffen SS uniform at the Russian Front.
Filip Dewinter was at about 650 kilometers in the French Bourgogne where all Flemish members of parliament of the VB where having there "fraction days".
www.blokwatch.be /content/view/440/39/lang,en   (1064 words)

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One of the most successful extreme-Right leaders in Europe, Filip Dewinter, recently called on the Jewish public to join his campaign against radical Islam and support his party.
Dewinter heads Belgium's Vlaams Belang party, which advocates strict limits on immigration and has been denounced as xenophobic.
Dewinter rose to power by advocating strict limits on immigration, including the deportation of immigrants who fail to integrate.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3311572,00.html   (398 words)

 Between Haider and a hard place - Haaretz - Israel News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Filip Dewinter, 43, is a fascinating phenomenon in Belgian and European politics.
Dewinter is probably the most successful leader of the far right in Europe today: His party is the second largest in the Flemish (Dutch-speaking) part of Belgium, with about 25 percent support.
Dewinter is now trying to break the boycott imposed on his party, and the municipal elections scheduled for next year in Antwerp (including a mayoral contest) constitute a crucial test for him.
www.haaretz.com /hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=617761   (3352 words)

 United Jerusalem - - Week in Review -- 10/8/2006
The position of its 20,000-strong Jewish community on Dewinter is causing a stir in the city, especially rumors of support by its 4,000 ultra-Orthodox members.
Dewinter himself, in a last-ditch effort to gain legitimacy, declared last week in the media that he is certain that "one-third of the Jews will vote for me." The Jews, Dewinter told Haaretz, "are our brothers-in-arms in the battle against extremist Islam in Antwerp." According to Dewinter, "the Jews are part of European culture.
Despite Dewinter´s claims that "talks with liaisons to the ultra-Orthodox community, political activists and analysis of past voting" lead him to be sure he will get at least 30 percent of the Jewish vote.
www.unitedjerusalem.org /index2.asp?id=824497   (665 words)

 EJP | News | Western Europe | Complaint against extreme-right leader for “islamophobia”
Earlier this year, Dewinter, who appeared to woo the 17,000 strong Jewish community of Antwerp ahead of next year election for Mayor, gave an interview to the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz in which he denied that his party was anti-Semitic and that it was on the contrary an “objective ally” of the Jewish community.
Dewinter presents himself again as the defender of the Jewish community towards Islamist radicalism but nobody is duped, it’s full propaganda and his move is merely an electoral calculation
Dewinter continued recently to attract media attention when he announced that he would led a delegation of his party during a visit to Morocco in December.
www.ejpress.org /article/4336   (758 words)

 The battle of Belgium
Blok politician Filip Dewinter led the street actions and is the Blok's chief spokesperson.
Dewinter's political party and its allies in the police department are causing problems for other business people and cannabis advocates.
Filip Dewinter made headlines demanding that Interpol arrest Van Schaik and expedite him to stand trial in France for smuggling hashish.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/2011.html   (2412 words)

 TIME Europe Magazine: Life On The Front Lines -- February 28, 2005 | Vol. 165 No. 9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Work was shut down more than a year ago, thanks to a stop-the-mosque campaign orchestrated by Filip Dewinter, the leader of Belgium's far-right Vlaams Belang party; non-Muslim residents protested against it and lawyers acting for anti-immigrant groups sued its builders for fire-code violations.
The ferocious, polarized responses Dewinter evokes in Antwerp North mirror the immigration debate that's raging throughout Belgium — and across Europe.
Some members of Belgium's Muslim community agree with Dewinter that certain aspects of Islam — like insisting women are veiled in public or condoning the murder of women who commit adultery — are incompatible with European values.
www.time.com /time/europe/magazine/printout/0,13155,1029799,00.html   (1906 words)

 The Worst Belgian Ever
Two government-subsidized Brussels organisations, the “intercultural youth platform” Kif Kif and the “movement against racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia” MRAX, have lodged a complaint before the Belgian judicial authorities against Filip Dewinter, a member of the Flemish regional parliament and one of the leaders of the Flemish-secessionist Vlaams Belang, which is the largest party in Belgium.
They demand that Dewinter be convicted for “incitement to racist hatred” and that his party be deprived of its funding.
The fact that Dewinter used the word “islamophobia”; has outraged the Belgian media, since xenophobia (and islamophobia) is a criminal offense.
www.canadafreepress.com /2005/brussels112405.htm   (678 words)

 Global Vision News Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
If it wasn't for the fact that all other parties have pledged never to allow the Vlaams Blok into government, their leading light, Filip Dewinter, would now be mayor of Antwerp, and the party would be on the road to governing Flanders and breaking up Belgium.
Dewinter describes himself as a 'right-wing nationalist' -- a kindred spirit of Joerg Haider in Austria and Jean-Marie Le Pen in France, both of whom are sending video greetings to today's convention.
The local chairman introduced him with the words: 'Here is Filip Dewinter, who will address you in one of Belgium's four national languages.' It was an ironic reference to a suggestion by an immigrant leader, Dyab Abou Jahjah, that Arabic be made an official language, alongside Dutch, French and German.
www.gvnews.net /html/DailyNews/alert2436.html   (1391 words)

 JTA - Breaking News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Filip Dewinter, whose Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) party is expected to make significant gains in Belgian elections this week, said in an interview with Haaretz published Sunday that he expected to garner a large number of Jewish votes thanks to fears of Muslim immigrants.
Haaretz quoted Jewish leaders in Belgium as confirming that members of their community would back Vlaams Belang, though it played down Dewinter´s prediction that he would take 30 percent of Jewish votes.
While the founders of his party earned notoriety by collaborating with the Nazis, Dewinter has made inroads with Belgian Jews by addressing their parochial interests and voicing support for Israel.
jta.org /page_view_breaking_story.asp?intid=5037   (151 words)

 Filip Dewinter: In de pers > Ny times interview
Filip Dewinter: "Tolerantie is Europa's achillespees en immigratie het paard van Troje van de islam"
Dewinter’s Vlaams Belang, or Flemish Interest, has surged from 10 percent of the electorate in 1999 to nearly a quarter today.
Dewinter’s party, even though its founders included men who sympathized and collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.
www.filipdewinter.be /page.php?linkID=81   (1177 words)

 EJP | News | Western Europe | Extreme Belgian wants Israel visit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Filip Dewinter, president of the Flemish extreme-right party “Vlaams Belang” (or Flemish Interest) has recently expressed his interest in visiting Israel during the coming year.
Dewinter, whose party is today the second political force in the Flemish part of Belgium after the Christian Democrats, also said: “It’s very important to me as leader of a right-wing national party to say that we respect the state of Israel and the Jews.
Vlaams Belang is particularly strong in the Antwerp region and at the 2004 June general elections, one million Belgians voted for the party, mostly out of anti-immigrant feelings and fear of Islam’s radicalism.
www.ejpress.org /article/news/western_europe/2776   (697 words)

 Radio Netherlands Worldwide - Independent thinking, independent voice - English - Far-right Flemish party loses ...
To the surprise of many people, the party - led by controversial politician Filip Dewinter - was knocked into second place by the socialist SP.A bloc of sitting mayor Patrick Janssens.
For the first time in years, the SP.A is now the largest party in Dutch-speaking Flanders' largest city and Mr Dewinter is no longer the politician with the most personal preference votes.
Meanwhile in Antwerp Filip Dewinter lashed out at the fact that foreigners now have the right to vote in local elections and how this allegedly lost him votes in some areas.
www.radionetherlands.nl /currentaffairs/bel061009   (759 words)

 NPR : Popular Belgian Party Rejects Multicultural Society
Filip Dewinter is the leader of Vlaams Belang, the Flemish far-right party.
Growing mutual suspicion and the gulf between the Flemish and immigrants' parallel societies are the pillars of Vlaams Belang's propaganda.
In fact, the party's other big issue is a demand for separation from the poorer, less-productive French-speaking part of Belgium, which is seen as more laissez-faire toward the influx of Muslim immigrants.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6516192   (956 words)

 Filip Dewinter
Filip Dewinter : "We bereiden ons voor op een veroordeling omdat de kamer van de Raad van State die moet oordelen over het dossier voor de helft is samengesteld uit Franstalige rechters.
Dewinter denkt dat de traditionele partijen de partij financieel volledig droog willen leggen.
Filip Dewinter heeft bewust meegewerkt aan de RTBF-docufictie i.v.m.
www.filipdewinter.be   (403 words)

 The Black Iris | A Jordanian Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Filip Dewinter, the leader of Flemish Interest, made the remarks in an interview with Jewish Week reporters who called his party xenophobic and anti-Jewish.
Dewinter said the party is afraid of Islam and warned that “Jews will be the first victims.”
Dewinter said Europe is becoming just as dangerous for Jews as Egypt or Algeria, turning blame away from his party to the Islamic faith.
www.black-iris.com /?p=80   (594 words)

 Filip Dewinter in Jewish Week
Dewinter worries about the Islamisation of Europe as a danger for democracy and for civilization.
Dewinter also gives a thoughtful reply to the most common reproaches his party has to endure.
Dewinter: In the past the KKK was responsible for the killing of Afro-Americans, and for inciting hatred towards Jews and even Roman Catholics.
majorityrights.com /index.php/weblog/comments/1688   (3600 words)

 Filip Dewinter and Vlaams Blok
A profile of Filip Dewinter and Vlaams Blok via a Jewish newspaper.
Well, it seems odd to me, if Dewinter is after the votes of ethnic Jews who are citizens of Belgium, well, it seems to me he ought to be making speeches in Belgium.
Dewinter is a politician - and I am not, and I speak and write not as a politician - so I suppose he has a political calculation to make.
majorityrights.com /index.php/weblog/comments/1366   (970 words)

 BBC News | CORRESPONDENT | Far right party woos Belgians
The Blok's leader, Filip Dewinter, is fast gaining a reputation as the Haider of the north'.
And with slick publicity campaigns denegrating immigrants and preying on fears of multiculturalism to a largely white population, their popularity is rising further.
The Vlaams Blok is offering parents of each new born child thirty thousand Belgian Francs (the equivalent of five hundred pounds) as long as the baby is white and Flemish.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/correspondent/752463.stm   (414 words)

 American Renaissance News: Between Haider and a Hard Place
Under his leadership, the Vlaams Blok party—which was forced to reestablish itself as Vlaams Belang in November 2004 after the state’s supreme court declared that it “continually incites toward racial discrimination and segregation”—has transformed itself from an ephemeral party into a leading political force.
Dewinter: “Many Flemish nationalists collaborated during the war because they thought—and now it is clear that they were wrong—that this would help them achieve independence for Flanders.
But this guy Dewinter, yeah, he’s all right with this son of Abraham.
www.amren.com /mtnews/archives/2005/08/between_haider.php   (4916 words)

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