Category Archives: Muslim participation: mosques and imams.

National Dutch Mosques Organization Condemning IS

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’.

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#TeamOrange: Worldcup and Dutch mosques turning Orange

Dutch Mevlana mosque – Facebook ‘Ik ben ook Marokkaan’ (I’m Moroccan as well’)

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

SPIOR: Monitoring Islamophobia in the Netherlands – an explorative study

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