The AIVD (intelligence service) warns in their annual report for “radical Islamic preachers” and their influence on Muslim children who follow Arabic lessons or Quran studies. According to Dick Schoof, director-general of the AIVD.
Last weekend the little anti-Islam club Pegida struck yet again at one of the mosques in the Netherlands. They placed banners in front of the mosque during the morning prayer containing horrible slurs about our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Noble Quran. Slurs we definitely will not repeat here.
De Telegraaf went big yesterday with news about “extremist literature” being available in the Vught prison. The Muslim detainees would be “radicalizing” instead of “de-radicalizing”. The CDA and PVV jumped right on and called for the removal of these books. Jelle van Buuren, terrorism-researcher at the Leiden University, argued for the censorship of Islamic literature by comparing it to all sorts of “Nazi books”
The Council of State, the advisory organ of the Dutch government, recently ruled that three asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Somalia whose applications have been rejected still have the right to asylum because they have adopted a “western lifestyle”. The Council of State, by their shocking statement, do not only set out new criteria for the asylum policy, it also shows that they are not an objective advisory organ.
According to a survey by ‘de Volkskrant’, conducted in 25 municipalities in The Netherlands, at least 160 Muslims are monitored through the so-called person-oriented approach “preventing radicalization and extremism” (PGA). The PGA approach has been used since 2015 by police and intelligence, as well as partners such as municipalities and health organizations, who are monitoring Muslims through probation service, youth care and youth workers.
Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party, has announced he will organize a cartoon competition at the parliament building about our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This is not the first time he and his party choose to resort to mockery and insult instead of decency and reason.
Former GroenLinks political leader, Femke Halsema, is not wasting any time. She wants to lash out on Islam and the Muslims. Quickly after she took office as the new mayor of Amsterdam she let the Amsterdam city council know that she does not want to work with “Salafist” organizations and that she, different from her predecessors, has less patience with “orthodox Islamic” organizations.
The Upper House of the State’s General (The Senate) will make a final decision the coming Tuesday 26th of June regarding the highly discriminatory “burqa ban.” Based on earlier voting’s held in the Upper House, it’s likely that there will be a vote for a ban on wearing the burqa.