The Netherlands’ far-right Party for Freedom (PVV), led by Geert Wilders, has called for the country’s total “de-Islamification” in its one-page manifesto ahead of the March 2017 parliamentary elections.
According to the manifesto, which was posted on Wilders’ Facebook page last week, PVV wants to close all mosques, Islamic schools and asylum centres. Also, the borders would be shut down with a blanket ban on migrants from Islamic countries and women would be forbidden from wearing a headscarf in public. The Koran would also be banned.
The PVV also pledged to leave the European Union, cut all foreign aid spending and boosting funding for police and the security services.
As reported by the Independent, the party has been leading the polls for several months following a string of Islamist terror attacks across Europe and a growing frustration in many countries about a perceived lacklustre response to extremism from mainstream politicians.
Wilders said: “I am very proud of the draft election manifesto. The PVV is fighting Islam, wants to close the borders of the European Union and to give all the billions we save back to the people. My message to Netherlands: Netherlands must again be ours.”
Earlier this month, a new opinion poll found if the elections were held today Wilders’ party would win 27 out of the 150 seats to become the Dutch parliament’s largest single party.
Another poll in May, however, found that 53% do not want Wilders to be the next prime minister.
As reported by Breitbart London online, the PVV’s new platform makes a sharp increase in pressure from the party against Islamisation. During the last parliamentary campaign, the party had proposed to allow up to a thousand asylum-seekers into the country per year. The ongoing migrant crisis and multiple acts of terror in European cities over the past few months has influenced the opinion of Wilders and the party who are known as one of the toughest on Islamism in Europe.
Wilders himself says he is, “incredibly proud of the draft” and reaffirmed his commitment to follow the United Kingdom out of the European Union.