The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism

Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute, June 23, 2012

The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.

A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: “The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society.”

The letter continues: “A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens. It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands. The integration will not be tailored to different groups.”

The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants. For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.

The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner, “it is not the government’s job to integrate immigrants.” The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress. More specifically, the government will impose a ban on face-covering Islamic burqas as of January 1, 2013.

If necessary, the government will introduce extra measures to allow the removal of residence permits from immigrants who fail their integration course.

The measures are being imposed by the new center-right government of Conservatives (VVD) and Christian Democrats (CDA), with parliamentary support from the anti-Islam Freedom Party (PVV), whose leader, Geert Wilders, is currently on trial in Amsterdam for “inciting hatred” against Muslims.


There are now an estimated 1.2 million Muslims in the Netherlands, which is equivalent to about 6 percent of the country’s overall population. {snip}


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  • mikejones91

    This brought tears to my eyes. Great F***** Job my Dutch Sisters/Brothers! 

    • mikejones91

      You know I purposely put “sisters” in front of “brothers” in the interest of gender “equality”. I now realize that saying “Sisters and Brothers” instead of “Brothers and Sisters” just sounds bad/un-natural. Hmm. Must be my manic patriarchal side. How about–Different, but equal! Sounds good to me. That’s how I’ve always felt anyway. 

      • Natassia

        You’re paranoid. 🙂

        •  But in a good way! 😉

  • All it took was losing every single game of the Euro Championship!

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Yes, just how black is their team?

      • Strider73

        Not as black as it was two years ago, but still too black to be truly Dutch. And they did indeed lay an ostrich-sized egg in the tournament.

  • Good but not good enough.  They’re expecting the same non-white mostly Muslim immigrants to “assimilate” into (white) Dutch norms, which will never happen.  This policy change is meaningless, and it does not rise above my noise level, for I do not read “deportation.”

    • Natassia

      Yeah, I was wondering how they were going to enforce the language requirement.

  • ” The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants. For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.”

    There shouldn’t be any immigrants in the country in the first place. This is just closing the stable door when the horse is bolted.  Half of Rotterdam is now muslim / African. The Dutch population is 17 million, 1 million are immigrants. The Dutch football team at the World Cup in South Africa was half black.

    The Dutch because they have a tolerant  ( liberal appeasing nature ) they’ve heaped up their own funeral pyre. This is happening all over Europe, but the northern European countries are the worst at accepting the Trojan Horse of  Third Worlders from the stone age  into their lands

    • MikeofAges

      ” … the northern European countries are the worst at accepting the Trojan
      Horse of  Third Worlders from the stone age  into their lands.

      Probably the worst at assimilating them culturally and genetically. Southern Europe has a long history of assimilation all the way to Ancient times. France, Italy, Spain and Portugal can survive. The perimeter of Northern Europe may not.

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

         Who cares if Southern European countries survive is they are no longer truly European? 

        In the past, the amount of immigration was small and so the overall European genetic pool survived, even in Southern Europe.  But now it is being overwhelmed.  Common sense enforces what we can already see; when you bring in a high percentage of outsiders you do not assimilate them, they assimilate you.  And when you bring enough third world cultures into a place like Europe, it eventually becomes more like a third world country.

  • Islam can not and never will adapt to European civilization because it is an alien people with an alien culture. It’s a bit like a Westerner adapting to a Saudi Arabian life style. It’s impossible  

    All muslims should be deported from Western Lands, Lawerance Auster

    • mikejones91

      See that is a great point to make that others/including myself probably haven’t used/thought of. Just have them think—Would you enjoy living in Saudi Arabia? haha/

  • ncpride

    and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.

    And just what will this tougher approach be? If it’s not deportation, it will be useless.

  • The multicultural hell of the Netherlands, the voice over at  13.50 says ” the Dutch are ALARMINGLY BLONDE  !! ”  love the subtle anti white racism.

  • Xanthippe2

    Encouraging them to mix and marry (you can’t have one without the other) with the native Dutch people is even worse than a parallel society.  The choice for the immigrants should be moving back to their home countries or sterilization.

    • IstvanIN

      Absolutely.  Telling cock roaches to behave like the family dog doesn’t do much good.  You need to get rid of the roaches.

  • MikeofAges

    Assimilatiuon? What about no more immigration? And doing whatever you can to encourage immigrants and their progeny to leave, including just plain paying them.

  • I’m not very impressed by this.  Announcing that multiculturalism has failed and that the government now intends to assimilate is a great attention-getting scheme for a bunch of politicians, but all it amounts to is (a) carte blanch for more social spending on the immigrants (b) a tiny speed bump on the super-highway to muslim colonization of Europe. 

    You can’t “assimilate” people who think the last 700 years have been a terrible insult to their god, who look at you as an inferior, non-believing infidel and who are determined to take what’s yours.

    You can’t assimilate muslims.  One can either boot them out of the country (like the Spanish, Israelis and Serbs did) or become one and hope they leave some virgins for you when you get to wherever it is muslims go.

    Crusading Chimpmaster

    • mikejones91

      The first step is admitting you have a problem! 

  • If the EU gets a stronger central government, they will put a stop to this just like the US federal gov’t would put a stop to it if any of our individual states attempted it. 

    No wonder “the powers that be” (hidden) have pushed the EU into such a crises that the member states must grant more power to the EU central gov’t or be economically ruined.

    Pretty shrewd plan, huh?

  • This should be white motto for the next 50 years: “Deportation Stops Exploitation!”

    Use the Left’s (socialists’/communists’) own language against them.

  • Is it just me or is integration worse than multiculturalism?  At least under the multicult the Muslims are segregated from mainstream Dutch society.

    Until I see they say they want to deport criminal immigrants and pay immigrants to renounce their Dutch citizenship and leave I will not be convinced.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

    some EU guy sunderland or southerland said there are too many whites in the eu states or whatever and that they need to import third worlders into europe or something michael savage just trashed him royally  CALLED HIM A WHITE FAT PIG ABOUT 4 TIMES!!!!!! YOU CAN hear michael now at wcbm…dot…com listen live 11 pm eastern on the web

  • You need this to be a permanent policy and a gateway to much more far reaching reforms including eventual deportation and repatriation of the non-white, non-Dutch residents. It’s pretty meaningless if it’s just a blip on the radar that gets undone by the next left leaning government. Let’s pray that that’s not the case.

  • S

    Hell yes!!!  Israel is kicking them out,  and now the 
    Netherlands.  Come on USA, we can do it too!

  • foundingstockcracker

    When Indonesia was granted independence in the 50’s ,  Dutch and mixed race Dutch/Indo. were denied citizenship. The mixed race were to be taken back to the Netherlands.  No assimilation required for non-white states, they are allowed to keep their nation intact. A few years ago someone did a good writeup about this. 

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

     I lived in The Netherlands for a few months in the mid-1990s.  There were so many incredibly beautiful Dutch women; I was falling in love every time I turned around.  It makes me sick to my soul to think of them being dissipated into African genetics.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

     Who really wants them to assimilate?  I wouldn’t want a drop of non-European blood in any of my children!

  • JustaWhiteMom

    I am going to say something controversial here.  I actually believe that integration may be the  best thing at this point.  If it is true that Muslims are only 6 percent of the population, it may still be possible to assimilate them without disfiguring the Dutch people.  Remember, our fair features are very attractive and I believe that our genes will prevail in the end for all the same reasons they did before.  Intermarriage with secular Dutch would probably mean lower birth rates and therefore less genetic pollution.  If they remain a subculture, they will continue to outbreed the natives and eventually displace them.

    Of course deportation would be much better but I don’t think thats realistic.  And of course if they don’t stop mass immigration then the disfigurement you speak of will become unavoidable.

  • fuzzypook

    What the hell? Geert is on trial AGAIN?!!!

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      No, it is just an old article from last summer (2011).

  • AmRem

    It sounds better and better, but when are these countries going to recognize this as a race issue and not a cultural one

  •  Good luck with that.  Blacks, mestizos and asians have been here for centuries and are still blacks, mestizos and asians.

    Kind of hard to “assimilate” into the native population when the natives can tell you’re not one of them with but a glance.

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  • JustaWhiteMom

    I’m sorry if it offends you but the fact is that I have personally known two girls with one parent from Turkey and I promise you that if you saw them walking down the street you would never question their whiteness.  In fact if you saw them with a black man your heart would sink.  Turks have substantial European admixture as it is.  They are not dark like Arabs or North Africans.

    I assure you I have nothing but the utmost admiration for the Slavs and also for Southern Europeans.  I mean no offense.  I just think the Turks are whiter than you think they are.  I do not believe they are inassimilable.

  • Anthropos Apteros

    Really? Equating proper English to assimilation
    is ridiculous, you may as well throw out half the whites in this room. After reading the rest, I would suggest taking a critical class it might help you form a better argument.

  • us blacks didn’t immigrate to the nation, moron.