Prime Minister Rutte is fighting for his political life after telling reporters last week that he had not discussed popular MP Pieter Omtzigt in his coalition talks. But according to notes made by civil servants, Rutte did talk about the lawmaker.
The pro-EU D66 party, which has challenged Rutte's European policy as part of his current government, is set to surge into second place, while anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders lost ground to move into third, public broadcaster NOS predicted.
Deep-rooted hatred against Islam persists, says Joram van Klaveren, the former far-right European politician, who was once a close ally of Geert Wilders.
"Turkey and the Turkish community in Europe have always been a bulwark against terrorism and extremism. To say otherwise is to serve racism and Islamophobia," Turkey's Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said.
A criminal complaint has been filed in Ankara against the far-right politician over a tweet in which he insulted President Erdogan.
Fascism not in our book, it's in yours, Turkish President Erdogan tells Dutch politician Wilders over insulting caricatures as he renews his call for his French counterpart Macron to undergo mental checks.
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders was found guilty of insulting a minority group during his 2014 election campaign. The Court of Appeal in The Hague however acquitted him from the charges of inciting discrimination and hatred.
Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on racism, highlights what she calls the "Dutch paradox" – which is that the Netherlands' perception of itself as tolerant stops it making any further improvements.
Neo-Nazi groups call for gathering after far-right Vlaams Belang is excluded from government but the party itself has tried to distance itself from the march.
When Islamophobes convert to Islam, it's an opportunity for everyone to build bridges.
Writing a book on Islam changed Joram van Klaveren's views on the religion, and he converted last October, local media report.
Pakistan has complained to the Dutch government about far-right and anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders' plans to hold a cartoon competition depicting the Prophet Muhammad, and a conservative Pakistani party has demanded the Dutch ambassador's expulsion.
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