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Dutch Muslims distribute 15.000 Qurans on King’s Day

Tomorrow, 27 April, it is King’s Day in the Netherlands; the annual festivities celebrating the king’s birthday. A group of Muslims has planned to distribute 15.000 Qurans on this day in several cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Den Haag.


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Halal in Holland: Institutionalisering en erfgoedisering

Op 27 maart as. nodigen Imagine IC en de afdeling Culturele Antropologie van de Universiteit van Amsterdam je uit voor het seminar Halal in Holland: institutionalisering en erfgoedisering. Onder de deelnemende denkers en doeners zijn Mariam Aaras (Ikeethalal.nl), Abdulfatteh Ali-Salah (Halalcorrect.com) en Mirjam Shatanawi (Tropenmuseum). Abdelkader Benali en Saida Benali-Nadi, auteurs van het populaire kookboek Casa Benali, vertellen over wat en hoe er bij hen thuis wordt gekookt en wie er allemaal mee-eten. Zij verzorgen halverwege het dag-vullende programma ook de lunch. De presentatie van de dag is in handen van Naeeda Aurangzeb.

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#LetsUnite – Dutch Children Apologize for Terrorism

In this video he, together with Anne de Jong (assistant professor Anthropology at University of Amsterdam) and Nourdin el Ouali (leader of the Rotterdam NIDA Party) ask their own children to condemn terrorist attacks.

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IMES Report Series – Resistance from Activist Da’Wa Networks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany

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.

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The Netherlands: A hotline and website for parents against radicalization

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

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