Meet the Dutch immigrants backing far-right election candidate Geert Wilders

“I was at a birthday party last week,” says Sharda Ramdihal, who moved to the Netherlands from Suriname almost 40 years ago. “Of the 50 people there, every single one of them said they are voting for Geert Wilders.”

Ramdihal works behind the bar in the Transvaal neighbourhood of the Hague, the Dutch political capital. It’s a mixed neighbourhood filled with Surinamese restaurants, Turkish barbers and Moroccan coffeehouses. Almost 90 per cent of the inhabitants have an immigrant background.

  • pettifog

    Geert Wilders is always portrayed as “far right”. It’s always obvious that the “journalists” reflexively using this term never actually investigated his policies which, apart from immigration, seem to me to be left wing.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      These fake journalists serving up fake news are far left propagandists who can’t think beyond their doctrines.

  • tom_billesley

    BBC World Service radio interviewed a man for Holland who bemoaned the fact that his community had changed so much because of the muslim influx. He didn’t mind so much the Moroccan baker on the main street, but his local bar had closed and been replaced by a sheesha joint and there was no longer anywhere for him to socialize. It’s the sort of thing that will sway people to Geert Wilders.

  • deplorabledave

    Can any human who identifies as a member of the cult of death be trusted?

  • Gary

    If the muslims in Canada , like Sheema Khan , keep telling us that Muslims are the main victims of radical muslim terrorism . Then why the hell would they want more muslims to follow them into Canada and bring the terrorism to our soil where they bomb each other mosques.
    Unless it’s a ruse to pretend that THEY are the peaceful followers of islam and that Sharia will work in Canada to bring more Rights to women and gays , this , while they smile to our face but curse us in their hearts as Muhamad tells them to do.
    Justin can’t give us just 1 example in the last 70 years where a flood of muslims pouring into a non-islam nation has enriched it and brought more Rights plus higher productivity for spread the wealth .
    Lebanon WAS a majority Christian nation and the Paris of the Middle east. Now the muslims have made it a terrorist friendly islamic hell-hole that’s sending us “refugees”
    FROM islam even when these were the same Muslim immigrant the poured in with the BIG LIE that they would bring Human Rights and Peace.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    These migrants already “got theirs” and they know that anymore immigrants will just wreck their good thing that they have got going.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Go, Geert, go! You’re the only hope for Holland!