The Netherlands | About Islam
Home > Tag: The Netherlands

Tag: The Netherlands

Islamophobia: Dutch Muslims Call for Security in Mosques

ROTTERDAM – A Muslim leader in Rotterdam has urged the Dutch government to take immediate action against Islamophobic attacks targeting Muslims and mosques in the northwest European nation, Anadolu Agency reported. “We’ve always been uneasy and feel as if someone could throw something in any moment since the attack on our mosque last year,” said …

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 …

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 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.

find out more!