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Ugbaad Kilincci, a PvdA candidate councillor in Emmen, was faced with racism while campaigning in the Drenthe town on Saturday.

She was called, among other things, a "ragged-head moron", a "black monkey", and told to "go back to Africa", RTL Nieuws reports.

"I am mostly sad and I find it horrible that this is still happening in our society", the 30-year-old aspiring politician said to the broadcaster. "I specifically decided to make myself available for election because I want...

A rally organized by a far-right, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant group in Amsterdam did not gather the interest it hoped to receive, with only 50 people turning out for the protest.

The participants at the rally organized by the Dresden-based Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) marched under police escort, holding racist banners.

A group of counter-protestors from Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) attempted to block the march, resulting in the arrest of...

A court in eastern Netherlands on Tuesday reduced the sentences of four convicts who were involved in a Molotov cocktail attack on a mosque in Enschede in 2016.

Five convicts had been sentenced to four years in prison for arson with "terrorist purpose" in 2016, according to the Court of Appeals of Arnhem-Leeuwarden's statement.

The court has now reduced the sentences of two convicts to 36 months and two others to 30 months in prison; the fifth convict had not appealed against...

A mosque in the Dutch port city of The Hague has been vandalized late Friday.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the act of vandalism, in which a Turkish flag was crossed with red paint with slogans against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also written on it.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Saturday, Sinasi Koc, the head of Ahi Evran Mosque, which is currently under construction and belongs to the Islamic Foundation in the Netherlands, condemned the attack....

European countries should adopt Donald Trump-style travel bans to counter a wave of Islamisation supposedly sweeping the continent, the Dutch anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders has said. Wilders, the leader of the Netherlands’ Freedom party (PVV), made his comments at a gathering of far-right leaders in Prague. He also urged Europe to adopt Australia’s tactics in turning back migrant boats and to build new border walls, as Trump has vowed to do along the US frontier with Mexico.

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PVV leader Geert Wilders announced that he is pressing discrimination charges against Prime Minister Mark Rutte. According to Wilders, Rutte and his government are significantly discriminating against "ordinary Dutch", he said to broadcaster NOS. "For example, asylum seekers receive a lot for free, free health insurance and no deductible... but Dutch have to pay that. Foreign companies also get all kinds of advantages and Dutch people get a VAT increase on their groceries. That is simply...

Some 14 members of anti-Islamic organization Pegida Nederland held an early Sunday morning protest action against the construction of a mosque, with at least one person accused of dousing the site with pig's blood. A video that the organization posted on Twitter and Facebook shows a man disguised as a priest planting a wooden cross at the mosque site, and then using a toilet brush to splatter the blood on the cross and around the location.

Enschede mayor Onno van Veldhuizen...

Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has pushed for ethnic qualifications to decide who is able to become a Dutch lawmaker. “This is the Netherlands’ parliament, you have to be Dutch here. I don’t want a Turk, a Moroccan, or a Swede in parliament. Don’t I have a right to say that? This is my country,” Wilders, a Dutch lawmaker notorious for his anti-Islamic and anti-immigrant views, said in parliament. Wilders, leader of the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV), also spoke out against a...

Dutch parliament refused Denk Party's request to discuss the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) survey, which found that Muslims in the Netherlands experience discrimination at the highest rate among EU member states. According to the results of the U.S.-based FRA survey, the Muslim community in the Netherlands is more widely discriminated against than any other Muslim communities in the EU. In response to the results of the survey, the Dutch Denk Party, founded by Dutch-Turks, is...

An under-construction mosque in southeastern Netherlands was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, head of the mosque said Saturday. The far-right 'Identitair Verzet' movement hanged anti-Islam banners at the roof of Tevhid mosque which is under construction in Venlo city.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ahmet Dursun, head of Tevhid Mosque, condemned the incident and said there were many far-right extremists in their neighborhood, but they were not expecting such an attack. "We've...

Far-right protesters have hung death’s-head images from the doors of an Islamic primary school in Leiden as children returned from the summer holiday. Teachers arriving at the IBS Er-Risèlèh school on Monday found a bicycle lock had been put on the doors of the building and a note referring to terrorist attacks in Europe. ‘We need to tackle the problem by the roots,’ it said.

The school said it had reported the incident to the police. ‘We have tried to keep it from our pupils, but...

A high school in the Netherlands said on Monday that students wearing headscarves would not be allowed into the graduation ceremony. Melanchton High School's branch located in Rotterdam's Schiebroek sent an invitation to graduating students and their parents, which stated that the students are not allowed to attend the event with their headscarves.

The "Denk" (Think) party, which was founded by former MPs of Turkish origin and NIDA Rotterdam (a Dutch political party inspired by Islam...

A Dutch court on Tuesday ruled that the government was “partially liable” for the deaths of some 300 Muslim men during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Hague Appeals Court judge Gepke Dulek ruled that Dutch soldiers “deprived 300 Bosnian men of the chance of survival" by taking them out of the UN military camp. The court also ruled that 30 percent of the compensation demanded by the relatives of the victims should be covered by the Dutch government.

The decision by a Dutch court of...

The as-Soennah mosque in The Hague received a letter in which an anonymous writer seems to threaten with an attack with a truck on a mosque or school. "Don't forget that you're vulnerable too in Europe", the letter begins. The envelope also included a toy truck, RTL Nieuws reports. "With every cowardly attack on our citizens and children, a counter-attack can follow on your innocent visitors of mosques or whatever. A truck that hits a mosque or school! Don't forget that!", the letter states...

Dutch lawmakers have voiced opposition to a proposal by Amsterdam's top police official to consider allowing female Muslim agents to wear headscarfs, Dutch media reported Friday. At least six major political parties are against plans from Commissioner Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg to introduce Islamic headscarves to women's uniforms as part of a recruitment drive to diversify law enforcement in the Dutch capital.

Aalbersberg on Thursday said he wanted to boost multiculturalism among...