Prime minister Mark Rutte appeared on the youth television news show Jeugdjournaal to assure children of Moroccan descent they will not be deported in the wake of Geert Wilders' anti-Moroccan chanting last week.

Rutte said he had been concerned by the Wednesday edition of the programme in which a girl called Hind said she was worried about Wilders' statements.

'It touched me enormously,' Rutte said.

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