Far-right MP accuses minister of distortion
Wilders’ party member is condemning deputy minister’s statements of giving more recognition to immigrants who has helped in liberating the country.6 May 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - The extreme right Party for Freedom, led by MP Geert Wilders has sharply condemned statements made by a deputy minister about the role immigrants played in liberating The Netherlands at the end of WWII.
Deputy Welfare and Sport Minister Jet Bussemaker had called for greater recognition for Turks, Moroccans, Surinamese and Antilleans who helped liberate the country.
Party for Freedom MP Martin Bosma dismissed their role as insignificant, and denounced the minister's remarks as "multicultural historical distortion".
The far-right MP accused the Labour politician of pandering to the party's Islamic supporters, and called for an emergency debate.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]