Dutch MP Refused Visa, Cancels Egypt Visit

8 November 2011

Dutch MP Raymond de Roon of the anti-Islam PVV has been denied a visa to Egypt. Consequently, the working trip planned by parliament’s foreign affairs committee has been cancelled. Telegraaf reports De Roon’s assertion that he was refused the visa on the basis of his earlier statements regarding the “ethnic cleansing” of Christians ousted from Egypt.

Muslim woman sues political party for inciting hatred

A Muslim woman from Almere is suing a local politician, Raymond de Roon, for discrimination and inciting hatred. De Roon is the local leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), a party whose aim is to ban headscarves in publicly funded institutions. It is unclear whether such a ban will occur, as no other political faction supports the PVV on this point.