US envoy reportedly 'dismayed' over past comments on Muslims, violence in Netherlands

President Donald Trump's new U.S. ambassador to Netherlands has walked back his controversial 2015 comments about Muslims and violence in the northern European country.

Three years ago, Peter Hoekstra blamed the"Islamist movement" for "chaos" in the country, claimed there were no-go zones and asserted that cars and politicians were being burned.

"Looking back, I'm dismayed that I said it. There are of course situations in European countries that resemble that, but that has never been the case in...

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