I think it is a struggle for the Dutch soul. You could broaden that to say a struggle for the European soul. The economy aside, I think that’s the big question for Europe. To what extent, of course, do you keep the doors open, and of course people need that because the economy needs that, but who are you then?
—Russell Shorto, director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam
NPR’s Rob Gifford previews the elections for the Dutch parliament happening today. Though economic concerns seem to be over- shadowing immigration, he highlights how the leading candidates reflect current public opinions about Muslim immigration.
Colleen Scheck, senior producer