Just a few days ago, a friend of mine from Belgium sent me this pic and told me about the #BornHere Campaign that’s been hitting twitter like a thunderstorm. The Moroccan community has been verbally attacked and criticised by the Fascist and Islamaphobe Geert Wilders in his campaign for the Council Elections. People are so quick to slander Muslims as extremists but this guy just tops it off. To sum up his hatred and intolerance for Muslims, Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party of Freedom in the Netherlands, produced the horrific movie called “Fitnah” in 2008 – a film that demoralises the teachings of the Qur’aan and the Status of Muslim Women, and in 2009 he also wanted to introduce a tax on Muslim women that wear the hijab – somehow that tax doesn’t include Orthodox Jewish or Christian head veils – hypocrite much!
During a party rally in The Hague, Wilders asked his audience whether they wanted ‘more or less Moroccans’: and they echoed back saying “Less less less”. To this, the anti-Islamic Dutch MP made the promise: “We will arrange that” topping off his discriminatory pie with a satisfied smile.
Ugh, give me a shoe to chuck at this guy !
Twitter actors Nasrdin Dchar, Achmed Akkabi and director Abdelkarim El-Fassi started a campaign with the hashtag #BornHere. They posted a picture of themselves with their Dutch passport as a response to the comment by Wilders mentioned above. The action can be called a success since the hashtag #BornHere was trending strong over the past week and yielded many positive responses from other Moroccan-Dutch and native Dutch alike. There was also a little bit of critique with people saying the passport doesn’t mean very much for people like Wilders, Moroccan-Dutch people should not have to prove their Dutch citizenship and that not all Moroccan-Dutch are born here.
I can’t imagine the frustration of the Moroccan community that have lived generation after generation in Europe, only to have to prove how patriotic they are and their entitlement to their citizenship. Just imagine if the Asian community in the UK was criticised and attacked the same way, or any community to that matter ! I shake my head with disgust of this man’s intolerance and constant oppression to those that are not like him. Sounds like another Hitler in the making.