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'I Got It Wrong,' U.S. Ambassador Says About Muslim 'No-Go Zones' In The Netherlands

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U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra spoke at a tense news conference with Dutch reporters Wednesday at The Hague. On Friday, he said earlier anti-Muslim comments were “wrong.” Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands has said anti-Muslim comments he made in 2015 were “just wrong,” two days after a news conference when he wouldn’t say the comments were factually inaccurate.

Pete Hoekstra, a former Republican congressman from Michigan who was appointed to the ambassador position by President Trump, talked in 2015 about the “Islamic movement” being responsible for “no-go zones” and the burning of cars and politicians in the Netherlands:

“Chaos in the Netherlands. There are cars being burned. There are politicians that are being burned. … With the influx of the Islamic community — and yes, there are no-go zones in the Netherlands.”

Hoekstra was speaking at a November 2015 conference organized by the conservative David Horowitz Freedom Center.

But on Friday, he told the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, “That one shocked me personally. … While you know there have been

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