“THE HAGUE: Dutch Prime Minister-elect Mark Rutte on Friday started work to forge a new rightist, minority government that will rely heavily on the support of anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders.
Dutch Queen Beatrix on Thursday night cleared Rutte to form a VVD-CDA government that has 52 seats out of 150 in the Dutch lower house of parliament. He said he hoped to complete the task within a week.
Observers said Friday the new power wielded by Wilders will test the Netherlandsâ€™ reputation for multi-cultural tolerance. His influence has already become apparent after he announced last week that a governing pact carrying his partyâ€™s support would result in a burqa ban and a 50 percent reduction in immigration.
â€œDutch tolerance is waning, it is losing ground,â€ Free University of Amsterdam sociologist Geert de Vries told AFP on Friday.”
What many seem to miss is this: it is not Geert Wilders who is expressing a lack of multi-cultural tolerance.
The greatest threat to multi-cultural tolerance is Islam. Islam has demonstrated, over and over and over again that it, once it has the power, will not show multi-cultural tolerance.
Wilders is working to preserve multi-cultural tolerance by slowing down the influence of the greatest threat to multi-cultural tolerance on the planet: Islam.