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ADL, Jewish Dems slam congressmen for inviting Dutch pol seen as anti-Muslim
The Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Democrats criticized two Republican congressmen for inviting Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician the groups decried as anti-Muslim, to speak on Capitol Hill.
Wilders, who leads the Freedom Party, has said he will be a guest of Reps. Steve King, R-Iowa, and Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, on Wednesday. Think Progress, a liberal website, confirmed the invitation with Gohmert's office.
"Mr. Wilders is entitled to express his opinions, but for an elected member of the House of Representatives to provide a platform for a man who is practically an international symbol of anti-Muslim hatred not only lends him credibility, it ill-serves the goal of having a Congress that lives up to America's ideals of tolerance," Abraham Foxman, the ADL's national director, said Tuesday in a statement.
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