On 25 November, 14 pig heads were dumped on the entrance of the construction site where the refugee center was going to be built. Perpetrators set the scene by putting pig’s heads over the fence and the ground to send the message of “welcome to hell”. With the knowledge that Muslim abstains from pork, it is clear that pig’s heads represent great intimidation. In the Youtube video, an angry citizen was interviewed, who expressed hatred and vehement opposition to the refugees, and worried about his wife and daughter. What he expressed was similar to what most of the citizens afraid of, which is the safety of women and teenage girls due to the prevalent view towards women in Muslim world. One man explained that women are regarded as objects and thus not treated equally. In the interview, there were opinions that Muslims regard the women as sex object who are subject to be thrown away after the objective is met. That’s why locals kept thinking that sexual assaults are great possible hidden dangers looming with regards to the Muslim immigrants. There were also huge conflicts between locals and C.O.A., which is a Dutch organization responsible for reception, supervision and departure of asylum seekers and refugees.
In France or Netherlands, the integration of the immigrants with the local population is important. Netherlands’ failure in addressing the social integration or the legal status of the migrant population has caused conflict between the native Dutch population and the guest workers. There were assumptions that the migrant workers will not face any problem to assimilate with the motherland and immigrants from the Morocco and Turkey would return to their native places (Bagley, 1973). However, what happened was the reverse. Instead of Turkey and Moroccan immigrants returning, their families from their homeland joined them. The best policy ahead of the Dutch is to integrate them to the mainstream population. The Wilders’ party with ravings towards anti-immigration postures notwithstanding, the Dutch policy towards the Turkish and the Moroccan residents should focus on the employment and the education. With these, there should also be endeavor towards the improvement of facility with respect to the Dutch language. There have been noticeable profits for communities of Netherlands Antilles and Suriname as they are familiar with the language and the history. And this should be repeated with the Muslim and Arab population.