Here's the scoop:
More than half the people with Turkish and Moroccan backgrounds in the Netherlands say they would consider leaving the country due to the growing popularity of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders. A third say they would definitely like to emigrate, according to a survey published on Monday.
The current affairs TV-programme Netwerk commissioned the survey in response to the success of Wilders' populist Party for Freedom (PVV) in the recent European parliamentary elections. Research bureau Motivaction interviewed 319 Turkish and Moroccan people asking them about their feelings about the Netherlands in general and Wilders in particular. A large majority (70 percent) of Dutch Muslims have either Turkish or Moroccan roots.
Bottom line in this poll on feelings? Aside from feeling like heading back to Dar al-islam (land of Islam), most Muslims in Holland feel "less comfortable" (57 percent) due to Wilders' success, and nearly 75 percent said " they thought Wilders had intensified negative feelings towards Musims among the Dutch public."
How? The article sticks to the emotional response, never, ever reporting on the content of Geert Wilders' message -- neither his clear, straightfoward discussion of Islam's repressive and supremacist ideology, nor his clear straightforward proposals to protect Western liberty from this dangerous ideology. Indeed, in Holland today, such talk is condemned as "hate speech." No surprise that the piece goes on to outline the source of Dutch Muslims' "feelings" about Wilders this way;
Geert Wilders, a member of Dutch parliament, is being charged with hate speech and inciting discrimination for calling the Koran a fascist book [DW: it is] and comparing it to Hilter's Mein Kampf [DW: so has Winston Churchill (and yours truly)], and for his inflammatory film Fitna [DW: the only thing "inflammatory" about Fitna (see it here) are the Koranic verses and the deeds and words of the real-life Muslims featured in the film].
The story contains no hint that it just might be Wilders' frank appraisal of Islam and its law, combined with the support that appraisal is finding among the indigenous Dutch population, that is making those who follow Islam and its law think twice about staying in Holland.
Other poll findings:
Nearly twenty percent said they agreed with Wilders on some points and could appreciate why people would vote for him.
However, half the respondents said the growing support for Wilders made them feel angry and disappointed --
I guess this is the half of the Muslim population in Holland that thought they had it made -- i.e., that no one would ever speak out and warn against the Western-repressive nature of Islam and sharia --
and 22 percent said he aroused feelings of fear and hatred --
source of Wilders' death threats?
Ninety per cent said they thought a Wilders government would be a fiasco --
this is huge, no doubt reflecting extremely widespread Islamic fear of Wilders ending the era of the multicultural accommodation of Islam and sharia --
and only 4 percent thought he would be able to offer any solutions to the country's problems.
This is probably the percentage that reflects the proportion of Muslims in Holland who have embraced the West.