Posted by: becketfund | March 3, 2010

Netherlands: Political Parties Oppose Muslim Immigration

THE HAGUE, ALMERE – Dutch voters went to the polls in local elections on March 3, in which political parties opposing Muslim immigration are running, prior to national elections in June 2010, the AP reported on March 3.  The party of prominent anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is participating in two cities: The Hague, where most opinion polls put it in second place, and Almere, where it is running neck-and-neck with left-leaning Labor.  Wilders is facing prosecution for allegedly inciting racial hatred with remarks including calling the Quran a “fascist” book and calling for it to be banned.

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