Islam in the Netherlands http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34236/all en Scuffles at Dutch MP Wilders' Australia event http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/scuffles-at-dutch-mp-wilders-australia-event <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mounted police restored order as scuffles broke out outside an Australian venue where Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders was speaking, but authorities said Wednesday that no arrests were made.</p> <p>Populist Wilders spoke on Tuesday night in Melbourne, receiving a standing ovation from several hundred people who had heard him warn that mass migration from Islamic nations could change Australia.</p> <p>Police horses were brought to the Melbourne venue as protesters attempted to block the entrance, but there were no major incidents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/scuffles-at-dutch-mp-wilders-australia-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geert Wilders Islam Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:15:31 +0000 5760652 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia's ABC hacked over Geert Wilders interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/australias-abc-hacked-over-geert-wilders-interview <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The personal details of thousands of Australians were leaked Wednesday after a hacking attack on public broadcaster ABC in protest at an interview with far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.</p> <p>The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said it was investigating "reports of a security breach on an ABC site", with a Twitter user named @Phr0zenM claiming it was part of a hacking mission named #OpWilders.</p> <p>"ABC hacked for giving a platform for Geert Wilders to spread hatred #OpWilders - database leaked!" @Phr0zenM said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/australias-abc-hacked-over-geert-wilders-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ABC Business Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Labor Law Politics of Europe Technology AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:00:35 +0000 5768016 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch politician referred to prosecutors for anti-Moroccan remarks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140313/dutch-politician-referred-prosecutors-anti-moroccan-remarks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders was referred to prosecutors on Thursday after making anti-Moroccan remarks at a campaign rally.</p> <p>Wilders, whose hard-right, euro-skeptic Freedom Party (PVV) leads opinion polls before municipal elections next week, told supporters in The Hague he wanted fewer Moroccans there.</p> <p>The PVV is competing in two municipalities in the March 19 poll, The Hague and Almere. It is expected to emerge on top in the Netherlands in elections for the European Parliament in May.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140313/dutch-politician-referred-prosecutors-anti-moroccan-remarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Islam in the Netherlands Politics of the Netherlands Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:03:40 +0000 6094856 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch PM 'disgusted' by Wilders rap video execution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/dutch-pm-disgusted-wilders-rap-video-execution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday he was "disgusted" by a music video depicting a jihadist-style execution of controversial anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders.</p> <p>The video, posted on YouTube by Dutch-Lebanese rapper Hozny, comes days after the outspoken Wilders said that the city of The Hague "could do with less Moroccans."</p> <p>Rutte, whose centre-right VVD party competes with Wilders' PVV for votes, told the NOS public broadcaster that the video was "revolting, dreadful."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/dutch-pm-disgusted-wilders-rap-video-execution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Social Issues AFP Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:32:34 +0000 6098541 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch PM 'disgusted' by Wilders rap video execution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/dutch-pm-disgusted-wilders-rap-video-execution-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday he was "disgusted" by a music video depicting a jihadist-style execution of controversial anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders.</p> <p>The video, posted on YouTube by Dutch-Lebanese rapper Hozny, comes days after the outspoken Wilders said that the city of The Hague "could do with less Moroccans."</p> <p>Rutte, whose centre-right VVD party competes with Wilders' PVV for votes, told the NOS public broadcaster that the video was "revolting, dreadful."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/dutch-pm-disgusted-wilders-rap-video-execution-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Social Issues AFP Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:32:34 +0000 6098542 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch populist Wilders sued over 'fewer Moroccans' vow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/dutch-populist-wilders-sued-over-fewer-moroccans-vow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The largest Moroccan grouping in the Netherlands said Thursday it will file a complaint against outspoken far-right politician Geert Wilders after he told supporters he would ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the country.</p> <p>"Today we are meeting police where we'll file a discrimination-based complaint against Wilders," Habib el Kaddouri, a coordinator at the Grouping of Dutch-Moroccans Foundation (SMN), told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/dutch-populist-wilders-sued-over-fewer-moroccans-vow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe AFP Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:20:18 +0000 6099941 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch rightist politician quits over anti-Moroccan chants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140320/dutch-rightist-politician-quits-over-anti-moroccan-chants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anthony Deutsch and Thomas Escritt</p> <p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A parliamentarian for the Dutch hard-right Freedom Party resigned from the party on Thursday amid uproar over the way leader Geert Wilders led supporters in racist chants against Moroccans during an election night rally.</p> <p>Wilders' eurosceptic, anti-Islam Freedom Party made huge gains in municipal elections on Wednesday, and polls suggest it will become the largest Dutch party in the European assembly in elections in May.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140320/dutch-rightist-politician-quits-over-anti-moroccan-chants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:02:33 +0000 6100725 at http://www.globalpost.com Storm after Dutch populist Wilders vows 'fewer Moroccans' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/storm-after-dutch-populist-wilders-vows-fewer-moroccans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Outspoken Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders faced an unprecedented storm of protest on Thursday after he told supporters he would ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the country.</p> <p>Hundreds filed complaints with the police and an MP from his anti-Islam PVV party left his grouping in parliament the day after a jovial Wilders promised his chanting supporters he would arrange for there to be fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/storm-after-dutch-populist-wilders-vows-fewer-moroccans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Technology AFP Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:32:39 +0000 6100981 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch rightist politician quits over anti-Moroccan chants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140321/dutch-rightist-politician-quits-over-anti-moroccan-chants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(This March 20 story was corrected in the second paragraph to make clear Freedom Party did not make huge gains)</p> <p>By Anthony Deutsch and Thomas Escritt</p> <p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A parliamentarian for the Dutch hard-right Freedom Party resigned from the party on Thursday amid uproar over the way leader Geert Wilders led supporters in racist chants against Moroccans during an election night rally.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140321/dutch-rightist-politician-quits-over-anti-moroccan-chants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:52:57 +0000 6101559 at http://www.globalpost.com Unbowed Dutch populist defends 'fewer Moroccans' vow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140322/unbowed-dutch-populist-defends-fewer-moroccans-vow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An unrepentant Geert Wilders fought back Saturday against a storm of protest and an exodus from within his own anti-Muslim party after he vowed "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands.</p> <p>The platinum-haired populist was forced to deny parallels with Nazi leaders after he was widely perceived as having gone too far in his attack on a specific ethnic group on Wednesday.</p> <p>"I spoke the truth, I'm not sorry and will not apologise for the truth and expressing my political ideals," Wilders told an impromptu press conference on Saturday evening.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140322/unbowed-dutch-populist-defends-fewer-moroccans-vow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe Technology AFP Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:30:41 +0000 6102304 at http://www.globalpost.com US envoy says Dutch populist 'against shared values' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140327/us-envoy-says-dutch-populist-against-shared-values <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Populist politician Geert Wilders' promise of "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands conflicts with shared Dutch-US values, newly appointed US ambassador to The Hague Timothy Broas said on Thursday.</p> <p>The platinum-haired Wilders faced a storm of protest and an exodus from his far-right party after he last week promised chanting supporters he would arrange for there to be fewer Moroccans in the country.</p> <p>Wilders' anti-Moroccan cheerleading "was in conflict with the values shared by the Netherlands and the United States," Dutch news agency ANP quoted Broas as saying.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140327/us-envoy-says-dutch-populist-against-shared-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criticism of Islam Disaster Europe Geert Wilders Islam in the Netherlands Technology AFP Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:21:16 +0000 6106551 at http://www.globalpost.com 5,000 police complaints against Dutch populist Wilders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/5000-police-complaints-against-dutch-populist-wilders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch police have received around 5,000 complaints of discrimination against populist Geert Wilders after he called for "fewer Moroccans", the prosecutor's office said Thursday.</p> <p>Police in The Hague have tallied around 5,000 complaints nationwide as of Wednesday, the public prosecutor said in a statement, but no decision has yet been taken on whether to prosecute the platinum-haired anti-Islam politician.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/5000-police-complaints-against-dutch-populist-wilders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Islam in the Netherlands Politics of Europe AFP Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:18:24 +0000 6112667 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. university drops plan to honor critic of Islam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/us-university-drops-plan-honor-activist-critical-islam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone and Daniel Lovering</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Brandeis University has decided not to award an honorary degree to a Somali-born women's rights activist who has branded Islam as violent and "a nihilistic cult of death."</p> <p>The private university outside Boston said it had decided not to bestow the honor on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch parliamentarian who has been a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/us-university-drops-plan-honor-activist-critical-islam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Human Interest Islam in Europe Islam in the Netherlands Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:40:47 +0000 6117421 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch populist Wilders targets Moroccans in EU campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140514/dutch-populist-wilders-targets-moroccans-eu-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Thomas Escritt and Anthony Deutsch</p> <p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A popular video on YouTube shows a dark-skinned young man trailing a suitcase through Dutch streets.</p> <p>"I'm going back to Morocco because they say we're not welcome any more," he tells people. "I want to say thanks for the 20 years that I've been allowed to stay in the Netherlands."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140514/dutch-populist-wilders-targets-moroccans-eu-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Islam in the Netherlands Politics Politics of Europe Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 14 May 2014 12:41:53 +0000 6146697 at http://www.globalpost.com Populist Wilders struggles to get Dutch to vote against EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140515/populist-wilders-struggles-get-dutch-vote-against-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Go and vote!" shouts Dutch populist Geert Wilders, battling against European election apathy by getting voters to give his party a mandate to destroy the EU from within.</p> <p>"Next week's elections are going to be historic: eurosceptic parties will take many countries and we can work together to give citizens a real voice," the platinum-haired Wilders tells citizens on the main square of this typically Dutch town, surrounded by cheeses and tulips.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140515/populist-wilders-struggles-get-dutch-vote-against-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criticism of Islam Europe European Union Islam in the Netherlands AFP Thu, 15 May 2014 17:05:00 +0000 6147879 at http://www.globalpost.com