On Monday, the New Alliance, under Dutch Parliamentarian Naser Khader, split from the social-liberal party, the Radical Venstre (RV). Khaser is an advocate of free speech and Muslim dialogue. His political maneuver is designed to combat the right-wing Danish People’s Party, which has taken increasingly antagonistic positions against foreigners. Syrian-born Khader gained national attention during last year’s cartoon controversy. He also founded the Association of Democratic Muslims. Through this organization, he urges dialogue within the community and appeals to the Danish people to differentiate between radical Muslims and those with moderate positions.