|Dutch politician Geert Wilders said on Wednesday he wanted the Netherlands to hold a referendum on whether to ban minarets, following a similar move by Switzerland.|
|Wilders told parliament he would propose a law paving the way for a referendum on minarets, but did not give details. Switzerland banned the construction of new minarets in 2009, a move that drew international condemnation at the time. |
The Netherlands' reputation as relatively easy on immigration has changed over the past decade, reflecting voter concerns over the large number of Muslim immigrants, mainly from Morocco and Turkey.