Dutch Anti-Islam Party to Boycott Debate on Xenophobia

7 September 2011

A planned parliamentary debate in the Netherlands will be boycotted by the country’s anti-Islam party PVV, headed by Geert Wilders. Member of Parliament Tofik Dibi has announced plans to call for such a debate in the wake of the Norwegian killings, but has not yet done so. While other parties support the debate they prefer that the discussion occur in distinction from the events in Norway. The PVV “sees no merit in any debate and will not attend”, according to party MP Joram van Klaveren.