16. A prime example of this ‘lumping together’ is a speech given by Wilders to his supporters in Almere in February 2010, in which he elaborated on his plan to banish the headscarf in the Netherlands. To the delight of the crowd, Wilders declared that the ban would not apply to other religious items such as Christian crosses and Jewish skullcaps, because ‘these are symbols of our own Dutch culture’ (RTL 2010).