This week, the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) presented its electoral program for the elections of March 2021 to elect the 150 representatives of the 38th legislature of the Lower House, for a four-year term.
In this sense, the conservative political formation has introduced several new features to its anti-migration and anti-Islam programme. The party led by Geert Wilders wants to establish a ministry of “immigration, remigration and de-Islamization”, advocating the end of asylum and detention and opting for “the expulsion of irregular migrants” from the Netherlands .
According to the Dutch newspaper Trouw, the opposition party’s electoral program mainly focuses on measures to “safeguard the culture, way of life and fundamental values” of the Netherlands. The political party also believes that “street terrorists, migrants, often Moroccans, terrorize the Dutch”.
The party also attacked Islam, denouncing “the politically correct destruction of the country’s own identity”. In addition, the PVV called for schools not only to hoist the Dutch flag every day, but also to pay close attention to “acquired western freedoms” in the classroom, the newspaper reported.
The Netherlands has meanwhile been shocked by the news of a 35-year-old man who stabbed a 16-year-old girl in Montfoort in the night from Saturday to Sunday. He is, according to the local political party Lokaal Montfoort, a Syrian “refugee”. The girl is currently in hospital.
The Mayor of Montfoort Petra van Hartskamp said in a response to Hart van Nederland that she was shocked by what had happened. She did not want to comment however.