Jami voices harsh criticism of PvdA

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17 August 2007, AMSTERDAM - The Labour party PvdA is allowing itself to be held hostage by ethnic minorities and Muslims, says PvdA politician Ehsan Jami in an interview with the Telegraaf that will appear this Saturday. The newspaper reported this on Friday.

17 August 2007

AMSTERDAM - The Labour party PvdA is allowing itself to be held hostage by ethnic minorities and Muslims, says PvdA politician Ehsan Jami in an interview with the Telegraaf that will appear this Saturday. The newspaper reported this on Friday.

In the interview he voices criticism of the course the party has taken and party leader Wouter Bos.

Jami says he has talked with Bos but stressed that this happened only after the party leader had publicly criticised Jami. Jami's goal is to join the party executive of the PvdA.

"The PvdA must become a party of the people once again. Criticism of Muslims is not possible at the moment. Criticism in and of itself is not possible. If you speak in a language that people understand, suddenly you're a populist."

The 22-year-old, who was assaulted two weeks ago for his criticism of Islam and is now under protection, says that his party has lost its way. He does not think Bos can bring about a change in the organisation.

Party politicians throughout the country also have their doubts about this, Jami adds. "They say: 'Wouter Bos doesn't stand for the whole party, we support you and your standpoints.' They also say 'Wouter Bos cannot change the party, even if he wanted to. He just isn't capable of it'."

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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