26 August 2016

Dutch party wants to outlaw mosques, Islamic schools, Koran

The Dutch far-right Freedom Party will run in the country’s parliamentary elections next year on a platform seeking to ban some of the key tenets of Islam, according to a manifesto published by its leader Geert Wilders Thursday.

In its five-year plan for 2017-2021, the Freedom Party pledges to reverse the “Islamization” of the Netherlands by implementing measures such as closing mosques and Islamic schools, securing borders, banning the Koran, closing asylum seeker centers, banning Muslim migrants and forbidding women from wearing headscarves.

Wilders’ party also supports holding a Brexit-style referendum for the Netherlands to leave the European Union. [POLITICO] Read more