Netherlands: Motion against antisemitism and anti-Islamism

Netherlands: Motion against antisemitism and anti-Islamism

The Dutch parliament wants the government to prosecute antisemitic and anti-Islamic statements, now that emotions about the Middle East are again flaring up.  Only the SGP, the Christian Union, the PVV (Party for Freedom) and the VVD (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy) voted against this motion of the D66 Thursday.

There was more support for the SGP proposal which only called upon the government to act against antisemitism.  That was embraced by all parties.  The SGP thinks there is no reason to call now to act against anti-Islamism or other forms of discrimination.  That is not an issue now, says  SGP parliament member Cees van der Staaij.

D66 called the SGP motion incomplete, but did vote for it.  D66 called up the SGP to also support the more complete motion, but the Christian party did not do so.

Source: Telegraaf (Dutch)

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