Almost a week ago someone tried to fire bomb a Dutch mosque in Enschede. Fortunately only minor damages and the perpetrator was caught and charged with attempted arson with terrorist intent. This Friday the mosque responded with an open letter on its Facebook page. Here is the text (my translation)
Last Saturday evening a man in the Dutch town Enschede threw a fire bomb at a mosque. People (including children) were present in the mosque when it happened and after local residents chased the man he was arrested by the police moments later. The small fire in the mosque was extinguished quickly with only little damage and no injuries. Continue reading NEWS – Fire bomb at Dutch mosque: attempted arson with terrorist intent
This week various Dutch mosques received the same threatening letters. The letters are addressed to ‘all Islamic prayer houses’ in the Netherlands. It announces ‘important visits’ and then ‘pigs’and is accompanied with a nazi emblem. The letter ends with ‘anti-islam’ and ‘islam is [sic] false and devilish religion’.
Continue reading Threatening letters to Dutch mosques
What does it mean to be a Muslim in the context of violent attacks, fear and Islamophobia? After the attacks in Paris there has been a rise in attacks against Muslims in the UK ranging from verbal abuse to a petrol bomb in a mosque. The online magazine Dazed has made a film “Do you know who I am?” in which young Muslims share their experiences with Islamophobia and the influence it has on their sense of home, belonging and identity and their expectations of the future. Continue reading Lived Islamophobia – “Do you know who I am?”
In 2015 heeft Al Nisa een documentaire gemaakt over islamofobie in Nederland. Steeds meer mensen staan met de ruggen naar elkaar toe en de aanslagen in Parijs hebben de situatie in rap tempo doen verergeren.
Continue reading ‘Anders Kijken’ – Documentaire Al Nisa over Islamofobie
“Report Islamophobia”, an independent Dutch citizen initiative established in January 2015, released its first half-yearly report on islamophobic violence in the Netherlands today. The report presents findings collected between January – June 2015. The findings mirror research conducted elsewhere in Western Europe that reveals that Muslim women bear the brunt of islamophobic abuse. Continue reading Dutch Report: Muslim Women Bear the Brunt of Islamophobic Violence
Islamofoob geweld viert hoogtij
Islamofoob geweld viert hoogtij in Nederland, dat blijkt uit het rapport van Meld Islamofobie. Continue reading Meld Islamofobie: Moslima’s slachtoffer van islamofoob geweld gepleegd door witte mannelijke daders
An overview on news about Islam and/or Muslims in the Netherlands in 10 bullets. Continue reading The week in 10 bullets
Muslims in the news in 10 bullets Continue reading News of the week in 10 bullets
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.
Continue reading #LetsUnite – Dutch Children Apologize for Terrorism