The association of Dutch Moroccans (SMN) is worried about current trends of violence against muslim men and women in the country.
In Almere, the biggest party, the PVV, is not going to be part of the newly formed municipal council. Losing party PvdA, however, will. The PVV did not manage to connect with other parties due to the recent unrest from within the PVV.
In The Hague, the prospective council formation is still blurry, according to Han Polman, who has been talking with the various parties. There is no preferred coalition, and the building of the culture palace Spuiforum is a black cloud hanging above the formation of a new coalition.
Vice Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (PvdA) has said that the Geert Wilders-led PVV party is in a state of panic.
The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) has received around 5000 reports against politician Geert Wilders so far. Via the police website, 15,000 reports of discrimination came in as well, the OM announced Thursday.
Former PVV parliamentarian Roland van Vliet says that the current eleven PVV MPs have remained loyal to party leader Geert Wilders strictly for financial reasons. Van Vliet told Elsevier magazine that the loyalty is bought by the comfortable salaries members of parliament receive.
PVV party leader Geert Wilders continued today to attempt to link all Moroccans with criminal activity, saying, “A locked-up illegal mugs no jeweler.” The statement was in response both to the coalition government’s agreement not to criminalize people who illegally enter the Netherlands, and the recent shootings of two burglars by a jewelry store owner.
Leader of the PVV, Geert Wilders, has virulently criticized Prime Minister Mark Rutte for a promise he made to children on the Jeugdjoernaal programme on Thursday last week.
At his weekly press conference, Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) continued his criticism of PVV leader Geert Wilders over Wilders' calls to reduce the Moroccan population in the Hague. Rutte told reporters that, "A boundary has been crossed," and the government will not cooperate with the PVV unless Wilders apologizes for his remarks.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) has once more distanced himself even further from PVV-leader Geert Wilders' anti-Moroccan comments this week, as he approached the NOS for an interview in which he puts some worries of the Moroccan community at ease.
The new American ambassador in The Hague, Timothy Broas, has voiced his disapproval of Wilders and his anti-Moroccan rants.
Geert Wilders, leader of the PVV, is going to file a report against a film that appeared on the internet on Wednesday, which depicts a bloody fight between Wilders and Pim Fortuyn's murderer, Volkert van der G.
PVV members of parliament (MP) met for the first time today since political leader, Geert Wilders' notorious statement about Moroccans. The members all backed their leader and will continue to move forward, according to Wilders.
Hundreds of people flocked to the police department in Nijmegen on Tuesday to report Geert Wilders en-masse. The council of mayors and aldermen had earlier called on the city to join them as they marched on the department to report discrimination.
The House of Parliament should not ignore Geert Wilders, but should debate with him, Alexander Pechtold has said. The D66 leader thinks that ignoring the PVV also ignores the voters, when a debate with them is more important, he writes in an opinion piece for de Volkskrant.
The fraction in the provincial state of North-Brabant is standing behind Geert Wilders. The PVV announced Tuesday morning that Wilders' tradition of thought will be stuck with and disseminated.
On Friday last week, PVV council members from Almere claimed to be taking distance from PVV-leader Geert Wilders' dismissive comments about Moroccans. Now it seems they will stay under PVV denomination, Omroep Flevoland reports.
Daniël ter Haar, provincial council member for the PVV in Gelderland, also decided to resign from his post, namely over Wilders' notorious Moroccan remarks.
Another member of the PVV has left the party in protest against the words uttered by party leader Geert Wilders on election night on Wednesday.
In the latest poll from pollster Maurice de Hond, the PVV has lost five seats, coming out at 22 seats on Sunday.
Geert Wilders' party doesn't seem to entirely agree with everything he has said over the last week, as several PVV members have left the party.
Joram van Klaveren, member of parliament (MP) for the PVV, is the second PVV MP to resign over Wilders' Moroccan remarks within 24 hours. Van Klaveren was preceded by Roland van Vliet Thursday evening. Council member Chris van der Helm also resigned.
The entirety of the cabinet has voiced their disapproval over Geert Wilders' now infamous remarks against the population of Morocco, in what Lodewijk Asscher calls a "sad chapter in political history."