State Dept. Won’t Say New Diplomat’s Claim Of ‘No-Go Zones’ In Europe Was Wrong

U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra had a tense news conference Wednesday when Dutch reporters pressed him on anti-Muslim comments he made in 2015.

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra wouldn’t say his claim that Muslims in the Netherlands had “no-go zones” and politicians were “being burned” was unfounded, but he apologized for the statement.

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