Dutch Prime Minister: Jihadists should die before returning to Netherlands

Prime Minister Mark Rutte thinks it is better if Dutch jihadists who traveled to join the fight in Syria and Iraq die there instead of returning to the Netherlands. He said this in the RTL election debate last night.

This statement met opposition from all the other party leaders involved in the debate, with the exception of Geert Wilders (PVV), who was absent due to illness.

Alexander Pechtold (D66) called Rutte’s (VVD) position “unworthy of a Prime Minister” and stated that Rutte was expressing the ideas of Wilders by endorsing the position. “I find that you really can not say: go die in the desert” Pechtold thinks that the Netherlands should bring returned jihadists to justice.

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  • Martin B

    Death in the desert IS justice for jihadists, Pechtold.

  • Surele Surele

    He’s got my vote.

    • Vederso

      Don’t take him serious. Elections are coming up.

      • Serious or not, if he has the balls to say the jihadis should die in Syria, he would get my vote.

        Give him a loud megaphone.

  • Brett_McS

    Someone has put a finger in the wind!

  • Alain

    Opposition to common sense is the norm for traitors and idiots. Actually the statement was not strong enough. He should have stated that any trying to return should be prevented from doing so.

    • winniec

      Alain, It’s a remarkable change.

    • DVult

      Those returning from fighting with ISIS should be executed.

  • winniec

    This is breathtaking! The counterjihad keeps growing. There will soon be nowhere for the jihad-supporters and jihad-enablers to go or anyone who will listen to them! This sort of plain-spokenness is coming to Canada. Justin will be forced to adopt realism or get washed up. I predict his present popularity will pop when people take a close look at his support for jihadists.

    • Canadian

      I wish, I wish, I wish!

      • winniec

        We must do more than wish. We must expose the fraud Justin…as the jihad enabler he is!

        Justin is an enemy of every gay person in the world and every woman who will suffer because of Islam. He’s a dangerously naïve and dilletantish rich kid. Mommy’s hair, daddy’s cash.

        • Canadian

          But the gals will love him.

          • Frau Katze

            Not this one.

          • Canadian

            I`d love to believe you, Frau!
            But there was Pierre….

          • Frau Katze

            Never like him either. My parents hated him.

          • DVult

            Good parenting obviously.

          • Canadian

            But he always had a rose on his lapel!

          • Jan Morrissy

            Not me! I can;t imagine why anyone finds him anything but repugnant in every way…. ptooey!

  • Sharkibark

    I think a crowdfunding option might work…. any wanna-be-jihadi signs up for a free one way plane ticket to the hellhole of their choice – all they have to do is renounce citizenship. 🙂 Fair trade!

    • winniec

      It will soon come to that. Repatriation.

  • Sounds good to me.

  • WalterBannon

    Dutch Prime Minister: Jihadists should die before returning to Netherlands?????????

    WTF?

    WTF???

    He said that?

    really?

    I thought there was no one left with common sense on the continent……..

    • It’s probably rhetorical.

      What he means to say is that death over there is better than welfare-collecting and raping over here.

    • Frau Katze

      He’ll be scolded for this, count on it.

  • He speaks sense.

  • Maggat

    Well! There’s a European politician with with balls and brains. I hope he doesn’t lose either.

    • Vederso

      Don’t count on him. He also said: It has nothing to do with islam (Charlie Hebdo). In short: he’s a traitor pur sang, don’t believe him.

  • Xavier

    If they do make it back we could cap ’em at the airport.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Don’t worry though, they won’t and Dutch people will elect them to the government.