Racism in Dutch election campaign

Ugbaad Kilincci

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today, about Drenthe province:

The Somali Dutch woman Ugbaad Kilincci, a PvdA

‘center left’ political party, sister party of British Labour, German SPD etc.

local council candidate in Emmen, was abused several times yesterday. The woman, while she was campaigning, was called a “black monkey” and “headscarf [‘kopvod’, literally ‘animal head rag’] mongoloid“. She was also told that she had to “fuck off to Africa“.

Kilincci tried to keep smiling, but eventually went home. “I’ve always stayed kind. I told these people that I did not agree with them and then wished they would have a nice day, but at one point, I had no more words”, she told Dagblad van het Noorden daily.

Ms Kilincci has lived in the Netherlands ever since she was one year old.

Geert Wilders‘ xenophobic PVV party participates in the 21 March local election in Emmen.

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