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in response to reader comment: not a case yet of "eff off - we're full'.

Submitted by Anonymous (United States), Jan 25, 2010 at 06:42

"My answer to that would be 'very possibly'. If you've ever been to Holland - you'll realise what a small country it is. There's not a great deal of room for the Dutch to expand into - let alone anyone else."

That logic doesnt hold to me. In that case he should be calling for a halt to immigration from all countries which is not what Wilders is saying. Having no room to expand to and stopping ALL immigration is different (and understandable) from singling out people like Wilders is doing. I understand Wilders' stand against people from Islamic countries but not this bizarre rule to lump everybody he wants to keep out with muslims. Under his rule, it seems he would be ok with a British or American muslim migrating to Holland but not a Japanese or Indian non-muslim. I am sorry but I see nothing here but a thinly veiled racism against dark skinned people whatever their religion may be.

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