AMSTERDAM – A far-right, hate campaign calling for ‘de-Islamization of the Netherlands’ has sparked outrage in the Netherlands, with many human rights activists comparing it to Nazi propaganda. “The similarities cannot be ignored. In the old movies, the Jews were shown as dangerous. Now the Africans and Muslims are shown as dangerous,” human rights activist …
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JEDDAH – A leading pan-Islamic group has condemned the “malicious plan” designed by anti-Islam Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders to launch a competition on caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In its statement cited by Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned what it described as “the malicious plan designed …
AMSTERDAM – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has condemned the cartoon contest organized next November by anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, disassociating his government from the plans. “He is not a member of the government. The competition is not a government initiative,” Rutte said in a news conference, Press Herald reported Saturday. The comments followed sharp criticism from …
A Dutch human rights council has ruled that police discriminated against a female Muslim desk officer by banning her from wearing hijab with the uniform.
Planning their dream summer vacation in the US, two Dutch Muslim students were deported to London by the American authorities at JFK Airport in New York on July 11.
Police chiefs in the Dutch capital Amsterdam are considering allowing the Islamic hijab as part of police uniform, hoping to engage more officers with migrant background.
After the general elections on Wednesday in the Netherlands, both national and international media highlighted that the expected landslide win of the xenophobic ‘Freedom Party’ of Geert Wilders did not occur.
In a key defeat to the wave of populism, anti-Islam, far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) was easily defeated in Netherlands, as exit polls suggested Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s liberal party has won the Dutch elections.
As the clock ticks towards the March-15 elections, Dutch Muslims are feeling anti-Muslim backlash as the far-right Party for Freedom promised to close mosques and ban Qur’an if he wins elections.
Amsterdam mosque welcomed hundreds of Dutch citizens on Sunday, March 5, who came to show solidarity with the country’s Muslim population, following anti-Islam MP vows to shut mosque and ban Qur’an should he win upcoming elections.