Controversial Meeting on Islam Berlin Politician in Trouble for Inviting Dutch Populist Wilders

A local Berlin politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives is under fire for inviting Dutch populist Geert Wilders to a meeting on Islam on October 2. Rene Stadtkewitz, who is known for his anti-Islamic views, has refused to cancel the invitation, and now faces eviction from his party's parliamentary group in the city assembly.
CDU politician Rene Stadtkewitz is in trouble with his party for a provocative invitation.

CDU politician Rene Stadtkewitz is in trouble with his party for a provocative invitation.

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cis -- with wire reports