Dissident PVV MP Hero Brinkman, who wants to set up a youth wing of the party, has told a group of Dutch Moroccan youngsters that they are ‘guests’ in the Netherlands.
‘You are guest here. We have a Dutch culture and we want to keep it. We do not want all sorts of influences eating away at it and that is not going to happen either,’ news agency ANP quotes Brinkman as saying at a meeting in an Amsterdam youth centre.
The MP made the comment during a discussion on whether the multicultural society is an enrichment of Dutch society.
Brinkman’s statement led to angry reactions from the audience. ‘The youth of PVV don’t want us to integrate but to assimilate,’ said one Dutch Moroccan boy. ‘In fact, you want us to dye our hair blonde, just like your leader in The Hague.’
Brinkman, a former Amsterdam policeman, also said the Moroccan teapot he was given as a gift for attending was financed by taxpayers and thus ‘a present from me to myself’.
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