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double passports..

March 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Dual nationality or double citizenship.. This is one of the hot debates of recent years in the netherlands.. Not surprisingly, those debates flared up because of immigrants.. again the non-western ones, the allochtoon.. Turks and Moroccans are the largest groups of non-western immigrants in the country.. among those who are naturalized and granted Dutch citizenship, still keep their Turkish or Moroccan citizenship..
In recent times multiple citizenship has been restricted by law, naturalized Dutch citizens are required to renounce their original former citizenship.

Wilders and many other PVVers strongly criticize some politicians with double nationalities and argue that it is unacceptable for MPs to have allegiance to different countries..
The funny thing is that those criticisms are mostly directed towards the non-western. If your second passport is from Sweden, then you are a less problematic case. Here is the related news.

Anyways, the following news has cheered me up, because a recently elected PVV politician turned out to have a Turkish citizenship, together with her Dutch one. Then, defended herself saying that she did not know about her Turkish citizenship and just became aware of it. She has no Turkish background or something. How is it possible that you are citizen of one country, but you are unaware of it? Is not that a weird excuse? Who she thinks will believe this? Someone said that, probably she worked in Turkey for the Dutch intelligence service in Turkey, and the Dutch state dealt with the legal procedure of citizenship on her behalf. I do not know.. that sounds probable.
And Wilders defended her, adding that she will denounce her Turkish citizenship as soon as possible..

You see the double standards of PVV (read ‘Dutch politics’)?