New Muslim political party “Denk” lobbies for racism register in Netherlands

Dutch politicians of Turkish descent, Selcuk Ozturk and Tunahan Kuzu were expelled from the Netherlands' Labour Party last year. In response, they recently formed their own party, 'Denk.' (Photo: ANP/Martijn Beekman)
Dutch politicians of Turkish descent, Selcuk Ozturk and Tunahan Kuzu were expelled from the Netherlands’ Labour Party last year. In response, they recently formed their own party, ‘Denk.’ (Photo: ANP/Martijn Beekman)

The newly established political party with an Islam inspired agenda “Denk” established by former Dutch Labour Party members Tunahan Kuzu and Selçuk Öztürk have stated that a new index should be established to register racist statements on the internet. People who’s names would be present on the register should not be in the possibility to occupy a job at the government.

With the so called “R-register” Kuzu and Öztürk want to “clear the government of racists.” Öztürk stated that one could “develop a unit within the police that makes screenshots of racist remarks on social media in a similar manner as the police does when tracing child seducers on the internet. If someone then applies for a job at the government all could see what this person has said on Twitter and Facebook.” The parliamentary members have stressed that they are not aiming for the Netherlands to be a police state and that further thought is yet to be put into the idea.

For more information on “Denk.”