Dutch debate role of Islam as key polls loom

Dutch debate role of Islam as key polls loomThe Essalam mosque — the biggest in The Netherlands — hosted the evening, which comes as the Freedom Party (PVV) of far-right anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders appears set to emerge as one of the largest in parliament in Wednesday’s vote. Wilders has vowed to bar Muslim immigrants, close mosques and ban sales of the Koran, and new polls late Friday suggested he was consolidating his second place behind Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberal VVD and could be poised for his best polls showing ever.



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