A group of Muslims in the Dutch city of Amsterdam plans to set up the Muslim Democratic Party (MDP) at the end of May. The party wants to compete in the upcoming local government elections in five cities and later also in the parliamentary elections, Dutch news agency ANP has reported. The MDP will promote the interests of Muslims in the Netherlands, the agency quoted spokesman M. Jabri saying. The MDP has drawn up a provisional manifesto with the outline of the movement. Islam forms the basic point here. "The MDP declares solidarity with the peoples of the south in their fight against the neo-colonialism that is steered by the US and neo-liberal Europe, but also against the occupation and aggression of the US, its lackeys and internal dictators," according to the manifesto, quoted by ANP.