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Anti-immigration parties set to make gains in Dutch elections | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 03.03.2010

    Voters in the Netherlands have gone to the polls in municipal elections. Political parties opposing Muslim immigration are expected to gain ground in the run-up to early national elections in June.

    The local elections are taking place on Wednesday in 394 cities and theoretically cover matters such as parking fees and taxes on dog ownership. But local concerns have been put on the back burner this time, with issues such as immigration, security and the economy influencing campaigning.

    The poll marks the first test of public opinion after the central government collapsed less than two weeks ago. National politicians have put their positions on the NATO mission in Afghanistan and immigrant crime on display in hopes of influencing the local vote.

Looks like Europeans are largely becoming "anti immigration"...and for some reason more anti Muslim immigration...in what way does it make sense?

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by vbo on Wed Mar 3rd, 2010 at 11:08:40 PM EST
They are told there is a lack of jobs by all the serious talking heads. The ugly parties tells them that obviously this is because of muslims taking their jobs. Then it would seem highly rational to vote for throwing the competitors out.

Of course if labor is seen as a resource, this does not make sense. And neither does unemployment.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Mar 4th, 2010 at 03:18:24 AM EST
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