March 25, 2014

Rising against the right in the Netherlands

Have Dutch-Moroccans handed the far-right its most serious crisis yet?

Is the Dutch far-right turning against outspoken politician Geert Wilders? Several high-profile politicians resigned from his Freedom Party (PVV) after he promised supporters “fewer Moroccans” in the Netherlands. Outraged Dutch-Moroccans filed thousands of discrimination complaints and launched the #BornHere social media campaign where they posted selfies with their Dutch passports. At 19:30 GMT, we discuss reactions to Wilders’ comments and their impact on Dutch politics.  

In this episode, we speak to:

Joost Niemoller @JoostNiemoller
Journalist and blogger

Mariam El-Maslouhi @mariammaslouhi
Dutch-Moroccan Foundation

Femke Kaulingfreks 

Tofik Dibi @TofikDibi
Former Member of Parliament, The Netherlands

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