One late-winter evening three years ago, Lt. Col. Mostafa Hilali switched off the light at his office in the Dutch defense department, drove home to his townhouse near the banks of the North Sea, and flipped on the TV.
On the news was footage of a political rally where the leader of Holland's far-right Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, stepped up to the microphone and asked his supporters: "Do you want more or fewer Moroccans in this country?"
The mostly white, Christian crowd chanted with fervor: "Fewer, fewer, fewer!"
"Well I'll arrange for that then," Wilders retorted with a smirk. The crowd cheered.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to reporters after leaders of the main political parties agreed on a common agenda.