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Dutch populist Wilders sued over 'fewer Moroccans' vow

Published on Mar 20, 2014 8:21 PM
 
Dutch PVV (anti-muslim populist party) leader Geert Wilders casts his ballot for the Dutch municipal council elections at a polling station in The Hague on March 19, 2014. The largest Moroccan grouping in the Netherlands said on Thursday, March 20, 2014, it will file a complaint against outspoken far-right politician Geert Wilders after he told supporters he would ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the country. -- PHOTO: AFP

THE HAGUE (AFP) - The largest Moroccan grouping in the Netherlands said on Thursday it will file a complaint against outspoken far-right politician Geert Wilders after he told supporters he would ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the country.

"Today we are meeting police where we'll file a discrimination-based complaint against Wilders," Habib el Kaddouri, a coordinator at the Grouping of Dutch-Moroccans Foundation (SMN), said.

Television pictures late on Wednesday showed the anti-Islam Wilders in The Hague asking supporters after local government elections whether they wanted "fewer or more Moroccans in your city and in the Netherlands?".

"Fewer! Fewer!" the crowd shouted, with a smiling Wilders answering: "We're going to organise that." "We believe by targeting a specific group, Wilders this time has gone too far," El Kaddouri said, referring to a 2011 court case that saw the platinum-haired politician acquitted on hate-speech charges.

 
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