February 13, 2021
Alyaan Hirsi Ali
When I lived in the Netherlands from 1992 to 2006, I saw an influx of immigrants into society. In 2000, individuals with a “non-Western migration background” made up 8.9 percent of the Dutch population — about 1 out of every 12 people. Today, about 1 out of every 8 people in the Netherlands now has a non-Western migration background.
Meanwhile, women of a foreign/migrant background make up 52 percent of residents in Dutch women’s shelters.
As someone who gained refugee status in the Netherlands, I