Dutch anti-Islam party calls for branding of 'non-natives'
Published 30/06/2011 | 05:00
THE anti-Islam Freedom Party is pushing the Dutch government to class the grandchildren of immigrants as non-native.
Under current law, the grandchildren of immigrants are classified as Dutch as long as both their parents were born in Holland.
Freedom Party MP Joram van Klaveren said immigrants' grandchildren should be regarded as non-native, or "allochtonen", so statistics on immigration-related crime would still be relevant.
"Non-Western immigrants are over-represented in crime figures," he said. "Soon we won't see that because they will be classified as natives." (© Daily Telegraph, London)