If you want to make something more popular apply the “Rubber hammer effect”

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I am going to call it the?” Rubber hammer effect. “?When Rawshark and his paymaster and all the others involved went ahead with the hack of Whaleoil they expected to silence us and shut us down. As we all now know Whaleoil’s readership skyrocketed after all the free advertising in the MSM for well over a month.Their attack which was designed to squash?us rebounded on them making us even more popular than we were before.The same thing has happened to the leader of the Freedom Party, Geert Wilders. He?was sent to court on a trumped up hate speech charge by his political rivals who wanted to silence him and destroy his party’s chances. His conviction has backfired on his accusers big time.

The Hague (AFP) – The party of populist anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders has risen strongly in the polls since the lawmaker was tried and convicted of discrimination, according to a survey published Sunday.

If legislative elections due next March were held this week, Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) would pick up 36 out of 150 seats in the lower house of parliament, making it the biggest single political group, it found.

Before the trial began on October 31, the PVV was credited with 27 seats.

During the trial, but before his conviction on Friday, its estimated share rose to 34 seats. It currently has 12 lawmakers.

…It found that Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals would place second with 23 seats, against 40 today, and his junior coalition partners, the Labour Party (PvdA), would gain 10 seats, compared with 35 today.

Wilders was found guilty of discrimination against Moroccans but acquitted of hate speech over remarks he made at an election rally in March 2014.

He had asked supporters whether they wanted “fewer or more Moroccans in your city and in the Netherlands.” When the crowd shouted back “Fewer! Fewer!” a smiling Wilders answered: “We’re going to organise that.”

Wilders, 53, largely boycotted the trial, which he denounced as a political attempt to gag him.

The judges were strongly critical of Wilders’ “inflammatory” remarks at the rally but decided not to impose any sentence or fine.

…Wilders has among other things vowed to confiscate Korans, close mosques and Islamic schools, shut the borders and ban migrants from Islamic countries.