PvdA sets up "anti-Wilders site"

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21 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – A group of Labour party PvdA members in Amsterdam are launching a website to oppose the ideas of people like Freedom Party (PVV) leader Geert Wilders. The website is aimed at stopping the spread of hate towards certain population groups.

21 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – A group of Labour party PvdA members in Amsterdam are launching a website to oppose the ideas of people like Freedom Party (PVV) leader Geert Wilders.  The website is aimed at stopping the spread of hate towards certain population groups.

Michael van der Vlis, one of the organisers and a former alderman in the capital, said this on Wednesday. The website www.tegenhaatzaaien.nl will contain columns and information about debates and other events.

The PvdA in Amsterdam has decided to set up the website in response to the discussion on the dual nationality of politicians raised by the anti-immigration Freedom Party. "Wilders' campaign had nothing to do with having two passports, but with inciting hate towards Islamic citizens," says Van der Vlis.

The people behind the website want to set up a committee soon to fight intolerance. At the moment the PvdA members are seeking support from other political parties on the Amsterdam city council. They plan to approach parties throughout the country in future. The group has not announced what else it might be planning in addition to the website.

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