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Anti-Islam Politician Geert Wilders' Visit Draws Heavy Police Presence in Mountain View
by Ian Cull
A heavy police presence in Mountain View Tuesday blocked roads for a controversial foreign dignitary.
Police late Tuesday guided drivers around the IFES Portuguese Hall, where Dutch politician Geert Wilders spoke to the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley. Wilders is widely known for his criticism of Islam, and has repeatedly called for the Quran to be banned in the Netherlands.
Wilders is often heavily guarded by private guards, but Mountain View Police were on hand for Tuesday's event. This comes after two gunman fired shots outside an event in Texas earlier this year, where a contest was held to draw the prophet Muhammad. Wilders was a speaker at that event.
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