The Muslim Carnival Prince

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Anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders was born in the city of Venlo and his Freedom Party has more supporters there than any other local party. But this doesn't mean that Muslims are not accepted in Wilders' hometown. In fact, Venlo now has its first Muslim Carnival Prince.

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