After the general elections on Wednesday in the Netherlands, both national and international media highlighted that the expected landslide win of the xenophobic ‘Freedom Party’ of Geert Wilders did not occur.
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In a key defeat to the wave of populism, anti-Islam, far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) was easily defeated in Netherlands, as exit polls suggested Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s liberal party has won the Dutch elections.
As the clock ticks towards the March-15 elections, Dutch Muslims are feeling anti-Muslim backlash as the far-right Party for Freedom promised to close mosques and ban Qur’an if he wins elections.
Amsterdam mosque welcomed hundreds of Dutch citizens on Sunday, March 5, who came to show solidarity with the country’s Muslim population, following anti-Islam MP vows to shut mosque and ban Qur’an should he win upcoming elections.
A Netherlands expected ban on Muslim women full-face niqab is casting its shadows on Dutch Muslim women, who feel targeted by extremist voices who rip their religious rights.