Parliament wants ban on Blood & Honour

30th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – A majority in Parliament, including the Christian democrat CDA, the Socialist SP and the Freedom party PVV, wants a ban on the extreme right-wing organisation Blood & Honour.

30 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – A majority in Parliament, including the Christian democrat CDA, the Socialist SP and the Freedom party PVV, wants a ban on the extreme right-wing organisation Blood & Honour.

CDA MP Mirjam Sterk announced to Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin that her party would be submitting a motion for a ban. "As far as we are concerned it is an extremely dangerous organisation that must be banned," she said on the current affairs programme EénVandaag. The SP supports the call for a ban but first wants to examine the legal possibilities for banning the group.

Blood & Honour is an international organisation of right-wing extremists. Blood & Honour is thought to have about 200 members in the Netherlands. 

The group organises white power concerts and neo-Nazi demonstrations. Germany was the first to prohibit the organisation in 2000 and Spanish authorities followed suit in 2006. Recent Belgian attempts to have the group banned have not yielded success so far.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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