Islamophobe Geert Wilders could become Dutch Prime Minister

Geert Wilders

With days to go before the Dutch general election on March 15 the Islamophobe Geert Wilders still stands a genuine chance of becoming the next Prime Minister.

A recent poll shows that five parties could finish first and a staggering 40 percent of the electorate is yet to make up its mind.

And even if Wilders fails to win, it looks increasingly as though the eventual winner may have to seriously consider a coalition with his Freedom Party.

The right-winger, who openly says he has a problem with Islam, wants to stop all Muslim immigration, ditch the Euro and reimpose national borders.

Opposing him, current Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he wants to be the leader to “halt the spread of populism.” And the current leader insists he will win in the final push.

A total of 28 parties are contesting the election, with as many as 14 expected to win seats. To avoid the Freedom Party being in Government, other groups could form a five party coalition, but power struggles could mean it is not stable.

Mr Wilders told reporters in Amsterdam that it will be “very hard” to shut out the Freedom Party on that basis.

Meanwhile, 62 Muslim organisations in the Netherlands, mainly mosques, have issued a joint statement urging their followers to use their vote in next week’s election. Imams are also reinforcing the message in Friday prayers.

“Voting is something a Muslim cannot ignore,” the statement said. It added that by not voting, the Muslim presence in The Netherlands could be disadvantaged and boost parties which want to “limit the rights and freedoms of specific Muslims and encourage racism and discrimination.”

As you’re here…

5Pillars have one humble request from you…

Thousands of Muslims around the world visit our website for news every day. Due to the unfortunate reality of covering Muslim-related news in a heightened Islamophobic environment, our advertising and fundraising revenues have decreased significantly.

5Pillars is editorially and financially independent, with no sectarian or political allegiance to any particular group or movement. Our journalism has been exclusively grassroots focussed and our sole purpose is to defend Islam and Muslims in the media.

This makes us unique in comparison to other online Muslim media outlets who are neither independently regulated by a reputable body nor are they managed by qualified journalists.

Our journalism takes time, money and effort to deliver. But we do it because we believe we have a duty to Allah (swt).

You may not agree or like everything we publish. However, which other Muslim news site that is run by experienced journalists will take on the responsibility of being a shield for Islam and Muslims in the media?

If you follow 5Pillars, and you understand its importance in today’s climate, then please support us for as little as £5 a month, it only takes a minute to make a donation. Jazakallah khayran.

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:“The best deeds are those done regularly, even if they are small.” [Ibn Mājah]

 

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT 5PILLARS

Add your comments below