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7 reasons not to accept Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands

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What a week it’s been in Dutch politics. Throughout the Netherlands people are revolting. No I’m not talking about wearing birkenstocks with three quarter length leggings, I’m referring to the number of demonstrations going on throughout the land against accepting asylum seekers.

I wanted to avoid political commentary, but in the words of the late, great, Michael Corleone, “just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”

Seven reasons not to accept more Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands

Having followed the debate closely. Here are seven completely rational and acceptable reasons for objecting to refugees in the Netherlands. Click on the video below.

The Dutch Kingdom of NIMBY (Not in my backyard)

Brabant

The gemeente were planning to house 600 refugees, yes 600!! Which is a huge amount, on a former football field facility. The residents got together and raised six hundred thousand euros to buy the land. They did this for humanitarian reasons, as they felt that a football field wouldn’t be dignified enough for the refugees.

Purmerend

The Dutch love democracy, which is why every time the mayor of Purmerend attempts to hold a debate about opening a permanent facility for 750 asylum seekers it’s disrupted by angry PVV supporters and concerned residents.

Enschede

This is a region of Holland with 18,000 residents. The EU and the government of Mark Rutte is trying to force them to accept 600 asylum-seekers. They are fighting for their right to remain white  christian Dutch.

Almere

The PVV led official city of tolerance, has been home to some heated debates. With PVV supporters yelling at a Dutch supporter of housing asylum seekers “I hope your daughter is raped by an asylum seeker.” Lovely!

 

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Oranje

Yes there is actually a place in the Netherlands called Oranje. It’s a tiny village, home to 140 residents, many of whom look very similar. The Government is forcing them to accept 1400 Asylum Seekers, who will be housed in a caravan park nearby. The thought of having to queue even longer at the local grocers on a Saturday morning for boerenkool is causing huge amounts of hysteria.

https://youtu.be/yCb-FP4zmgY?t=1m25s

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No residents of Oranje were hurt during the writing of this post.

 

Till next time, hou je bek!

 

 

About Simon Woolcot

Infamous blogger, annoyance and self-confessed Shallow Man. Simon is a British expat who has lived in Amsterdam since 2004. As well as writing this blog, Simon also has a YouTube channel of the same name, writes and directs videos and hosts seminars about life in the Netherlands. He also works as a content marketing and SEO specialist.