The anti-immigrant PVV party is facing a police investigation after a post on its Facebook page targeting a Muslim councillor attracted a string of racist responses.
The PVV’s Utrecht branch posted a screenshot of Ugbaad Kilincci, a Labour party (PvdA) councillor in Emmen, after she appeared on TV show Nieuwsuur in December last year wearing a headscarf. The photo, captioned ‘PvdA councillor in Emmen’, triggered replies containing racial slurs and rape threats which stayed on Facebook for 30 weeks until Kilincci complained to the social media site.
Kilincci said she only became aware of the post at the weekend. After asking Facebook to have the post taken down, she posted a reply on her own page with a screenshot of the replies. She told RTV Drenthe she would be reporting the incident to the police: ‘This has crossed the line, morally and legally.’