Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on racism, highlights what she calls the "Dutch paradox" – which is that the Netherlands' perception of itself as tolerant stops it making any further improvements.
Neo-Nazi groups call for gathering after far-right Vlaams Belang is excluded from government but the party itself has tried to distance itself from the march.
When Islamophobes convert to Islam, it's an opportunity for everyone to build bridges.
Writing a book on Islam changed Joram van Klaveren's views on the religion, and he converted last October, local media report.
Pakistan has complained to the Dutch government about far-right and anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders' plans to hold a cartoon competition depicting the Prophet Muhammad, and a conservative Pakistani party has demanded the Dutch ambassador's expulsion.
After the scandal resulting in the resignation of Dutch foreign minister who lied about meeting Putin, Dutch PM successfully comes out of no-confidence vote
Eurocentric populist parties may have failed to actually clinch a victory in national elections, but at the ballot boxes, 2017 has proven a bumper year for the region's far-right.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said regardless of who had won the Netherlands election, the views of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders were widespread in Europe and were pushing the continent towards "wars of religion."
With more than 60 percent of votes counted, Rutte's Liberal VVD party is set to win 32 seats, making it the largest in the new 150-seat parliament.
Partial vote counts on Thursday show Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte easily defeating a strong challenge by far-right rival Geert Wilders. Many relieved European leaders have dubbed it as a "vote against extremists".
According to initial results, the Dutch PM Rutte's VVD Party bagged 31 seats in the next 150-seat parliament, forcing far-right Geert Wilders into second place.
The refusal by the German and Dutch authorities to let Turkish ministers hold public rallies has spiraled into a diplomatic crisis, but will it persist?
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