A former Shell CEO, who volunteers in giving education to migrants in the Netherlands, gave some shocking examples of his experiences with them. Although he had a lot of fun as well, he thinks the integration of Muslims is moving in the wrong direction.
For 15 years, the 78-year-old Dominic Boot gave Dutch lessons to migrants in a The Hague suburb called "De Schilderswijk", he tells the largest Dutch newspaper "De Telegraaf".
He had to quit there, after he was no longer welcome in the local citizens centre because Muslim women didn’t want a man as their teacher.
Boot, who's motivated to give language courses, now gives private lessons from his home in the Netherlands.
He gives examples of how the neighbourhood Islamised after women with black headscarves arrived and about the young generation as well.
2 young Muslim boys assured him once: "If we dominate here, all of you will be beheaded," Boot says.
He was actually optimistic about integration and loved to work with migrants. But since he left the citizens house in The Hague, he questions if the integration of Muslims is going well.
"We want to become one country and one culture in which we sing The Wilhelmus [national anthem] together and in which we know who our naval heroes are, instead of condemning them?
The citizens house should carry out the message that they need to become Dutch people", Boot says.
His hope for the future's how people of other cultures do integrate. "Hindus and Chinese can be successful, so it should be ok with Muslims as well then?", he says.