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Former Far-right Dutch Politician Finds Islam

ROTTERDAM– A former member in far-right Dutch party has converted to Islam, after writing a book on the fastest growing religion, Politico reported. “During that writing, I came across more and more things that made my view on Islam falter,” Joram van Klaveren told Dutch radio. Van Klaveren was a member of parliament for the Freedom …

Over 100 Mosques Petition Twitter to Ban Geert Wilders

AMSTERDAM – The Turkish administration of a mosque in the Netherlands contacted Twitter on November 5 to formally request that the Far-right  politician Geert Wilders be removed from the online platform, Euro News reported. “Wilders had violated the social platform’s rules of conduct with his postings of hate-crime expressions,” stated the official request from the …

Dutch Party’s Islamophobic Video Sparks Outrage

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 …

OIC Calls for Banning Proposed Dutch Caricature Contest

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 …

Dutch Premier disavows Anti-Islam Cartoon Contest

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 …

Dutch Muslims Aren’t Cheering Election Results

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.

Anti-Islam Party Defeated in Netherlands

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.

Dutch Polls: Will Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Win?

With many eyes fixed on The Netherlands, as the third station after US’ Trump win and UK’s Brexit, divided Dutch voters may draw up a new political map in the country that has been ruled with coalition governments for decades.

Before Polls: Dutch Muslims Fear the Future

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.

Far-right Dutch Politician Finds Islam

A leading member in far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ party has reverted to Islam after an extensive study about the Islamic religion and Muslims.

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