In this IMES Series Report the sort of activism employed in networks like Sharia4Belgium and Sharia4Holland is analysed. The authors address how the activism of such networks interact with practices of the government and media during the period 2009-2013.
The Cooperative Union of Dutch Moroccans SMN is launching a hotline and website for radicalization Dutch parents who fearthat their children may be considering of going to Syria for military jihad and who don’t know what to do about it. Continue reading The Netherlands: A hotline and website for parents against radicalization
In a press release today the National Dutch Mosques Organization (Contact Moslims Overheid – CMO; an official representative of Dutch Muslims uniting about 380 out of 450 Dutch mosque organizations) condemns the ‘inhumane practices and acts of terror’ of ISIS. According to CMO the Dutch Muslim community does not feel any sense of belonging with their acts and ‘human language has no words to describe the extreme acts of violence against several groups’.
The Turkish Dutch Mevlana mosque in Rotterdam turned Orange yesterday in (a display of) support for the Dutch football team playing against Spain. Continue reading #TeamOrange: Worldcup and Dutch mosques turning Orange
Dutch Islamic and migrant organisations are stepping up their fight against Islamophobia in the Netherlands. Recently the Collective Against Islamophobia and Discrimination published an open letter to minister of Social Affairs, Asscher, and political parties to take action against Islamophobia. Yesterday the Dutch local platform for Islamic Organisations in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond (SPIOR – Platform Islamitische Organisaties Rijnmond) published a research report on Islamophobia: Monitoring Islamophobia in the Netherlands, in cooperation with CIDI (Center for Information and Documentation on Israel) and RADAR (Rotterdam Anti Discrimination Action Council). Continue reading SPIOR: Monitoring Islamophobia in the Netherlands – an explorative study
Muslim political parties in the municipal elections 2014 campaignwatch. In this section Nida Rotterdam. Continue reading Dutch Muslim Political Parties Campaignwatch: Nida Rotterdam
For the local elections in 2014 there are several old and new political parties of Muslims. A very short overview:
Continue reading Local Political Parties of Muslims