Wilders to visit Australia in February

Dutch anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders will visit Australia next month.

The right-wing MP was due to visit in October but was forced to postpone because the federal government took its time deciding whether to approve his visa.

Tour organisers Q Society – a group concerned about the so-called “Islamisation of Australia” – have now announced Mr Wilders will speak in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in February.

“The Australian experiment of multiculturalism is failing in relation to Islam, just as it has failed everywhere else,” the group says on the event website. Australians are being misled to believe Islam is ‘just another religion’ – when it is in fact much more.”

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has condemned Mr Wilders’ extremist views but ultimately decided not to use his ministerial discretion to block his visa.

AAP, 16 January 2013