Michiel Smit (2003)
|Municipal Councillor in Rotterdam|
|Municipal Councillor in Lansingerland|
|Born||Michiel Jorg Smit
August 21, 1976
|Political party||Nieuw Rechts, Leefbaar Rotterdam|
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Michiel Smit was elected to the Rotterdam city council in 2002 as a member of Leefbaar Rotterdam. In February 2003, he came into conflict with Leefbaar-Rotterdam leader Ronald Sørensen and decided to leave the party. After leaving, he founded a new party: Nieuw Rechts.
He released his first book Nederland op z'n kop in June 2004, just before the European elections. In the book he outlines his views on Dutch society and describes what he sees as the threat of Muslim extremists in the Netherlands.
In his latest book, Veiligheid, doe het ZELF, Smit says that handguns should be legalised in the Netherlands and that doing so will lead to less violent crime.
Smit has made statements against immigration and Islam. In 2003 Smit started to cooperate with the Jewish Defense League, citing the danger to both from the Arab European League, an anti-semitic activist organisation. In the same year he demonstrated in Amsterdam against the pedophile association Vereniging MARTIJN as a leader of the Actiecomité Stop MARTIJN.
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