Dutch ‘far-right populist’ Wilders could face racism charges for asking if people want to be replaced with Muslim immigrants

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Dutch “far-right” politician Geert Wilders has been summoned for questioning by prosecutors over anti-Moroccan remarks he made at campaign rallies in the Netherlands earlier this year, prosecutors said on Oct. 10.

Wilders will be questioned on suspicion of insulting a group of people on the basis of race and of inciting discrimination and hatred, prosecutors said in a statement. They would decide afterwards whether to charge him, they added.

Wilders, whose controversial brand of anti-immigration, anti-Muslim populism has propelled his Freedom Party to second place in opinion polls, provoked widespread condemnation when he called for “fewer Moroccans” at a rally in March.

Prosecutors received over 6,400 complaints and several of his party’s most prominent lawmakers resigned from the party after he asked supporters at a rally in The Hague if they wanted “more or fewer Moroccans in this city?”…

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