The populist Freedom Party (PVV) wants a referendum to be held on whether or not the construction of new minarets on mosques in the Netherlands should be banned.
PVV leader Geert Wilders put forward draft legislation on Wednesday to clear the way for a referendum. “Minarets are a painful sight,” he says. “They are towers of an advancing desert ideology.” He points out that a similar nationwide vote was held in Switzerland and that a majority voted in favour of a ban.
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