Anti-Islam Dutch MP gains momentum

Experts say local election results indicate Freedom party's chances at June national vote.

    "On June 9th we will become the biggest party in the Netherlands"

    That statement was recently made by Geert Wilders, a leader of the Freedom Party, who is well known for his outspoken stance against Islam and immigration.

    According to preliminary vote counts in local elections, the party has earned leading spots in major cities such as the Hague and Almere.

    Experts say the strong showing indicates a promising position for the Freedom party in June's national elections.    

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Awad reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months