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The Netherlands are changing fast

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Submitted by Charles (Netherlands), Jan 24, 2010 at 11:25

Myth, what you write hits the mark. I live and work in Rotterdam by the way. Although I live in the outskirts where most residents are indigenous, I have seen this city (the 2nd largest in the country) change big time. About 50% of the total pop. (around 700.000) is of non-western descent. Not all are muslim btw, but we are talking about a good 70% of them who are, which would be around 245.000. Most are of Moroccan descent, and more specifically, Berber descent. These are a very particular people indeed, with a very specific background. Something I discovered reading up on them. The other large muslim group are Turks, also from a agricultural/provincial/rural background. Turks and Moroccan hate each others guts I found out.

Muslims generally hate blacks en Jews and among Muslim groups from different countries, there are also big ego's going around. All in all, the Dutch communities all over the country are, in increasing numbers, experiencing this mass immigration as a bad thing which is getting to the core of the Dutch culture of tolerance (if not a certain indifference).

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