THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders is copying part of Australia's approach to stopping boat migrants by making a video telling would-be asylum seekers considering making the treacherous boat crossing from North Africa to Europe: "You will not make the Netherlands home."
The video, posted on Wilders' website, echoes a similar message recorded by the Australian government last year that warns immigrants: "Anyone who travels illegally by boat will not make Australia home."
In Wilders' video, which could be seen on his Freedom Party's website on Wednesday, he says in English: "No way. You will not make the Netherlands home."
He then switches to speaking in Dutch to call for European Union navy patrols to send back all migrants they intercept and not transport them to Europe.