Sunday, April 6, 2008

Supporters of New Party in Favor of Death Penalty

Former Liberal Minister Rita Verdonk, has founded a new party called “Proud of the Netherlands” (TON). According to current polls, the party will receive 25 of the 150 seats in Parliament. Verdonk has said that she will consult her voters on the party’s political positions. A poll showed that 57% of her supporters favor of reinstating the death penalty for crimes such as murder, rape and terrorism. It also showed that 89% of her potential voters want to forbid wearing the burka on the street (as against 71% of all Dutchmen), and 80% of her supporters say that no new mosques should be allowed to be built in the Netherlands.

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