Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam Freedom Party has suspended a parliamentary aide for describing a number of women dressed in burqas as “scum” in a clip he posted on the internet.
Sam van Rooy taped the women in a shopping centre in Scheveningen, near The Hague, and posted the video on YouTube. The footage has since been removed.
Asked on Facebook why he described the women as 'scum', without even speaking to them, Van Rooy answered: What nonsense that you can't call people scum. People who reject western values for a racist, fascist and inhuman system like Sharia are simply scum, just like Nazis and other fascists.
Until now Van Rooy claimed that he, like Geert Wilders, differentiated between Islam as a 'political religion' and individual Muslims.