Report: “Influence of ultra-Orthodox muslims on the rise in Dutch mosques”

Translated by Thomas from NRC:

The influence of Salafism, an ultra-orthodox movement within Islam, is on the rise within Dutch mosques. Last year, local and national governments and the police have received dozens of reports from mosques about Salafists who are trying to gain influence. …

The reports are about Salafist youth who attempt to take over the mosque’s board, or are spreading an intolerant message in the mosque. Salafism is an Islamic movement that wants to return to the ‘pure Islam’ from the time of the Prophet Muhammad. The government considers Salafism as a problematic ideology because it’s message works against integration and rejects democratic values.

Increasing vulnerability

The General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands (AIVD) will not say whether or how many reports the service has received about Salafists. However, the service confirms that more and more mosques are under the influence of Salafism, and that in some cases this has resulted in ‘tensions’. A spokesperson for the service declared:

“Some mosque boards manage to keep the Salafists out, other boards have been completely taken over by Salafists. The vulnerability is increasing compared to before.

Conflicts between mosque board and Muslim youth

Until a few years ago Salafism in the Netherlands was limited to a number of Islamic centers under the direction of Arabic-speaking imams. They have been joined now by several Dutch-speaking imams that spread the Salafist message. These imams are especially popular among young people. The message of this ‘new’ Salafist preachers has close resemblance to Jihadism, the AIVD concludes in its final report.

In several mosques the rise of Salafists has caused conflicts between the mosque board – which in many mosques consist of older, more moderate Muslims – and young Muslims, who are more sensitive to Salafism and want more influence. For instance in the Al Fath Mosque in Arnhem, Salafist youth attempted to join the board. That failed. The same thing happened in Al Karama Mosque in Amsterdam – that mosque was taken over by Salafists last year.

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  1. I think that the spread of Salafism (pure islam) is beneficial in a way. That is because we have been lied to for the past couple of decades that islam is just another religion and that it should be respected as such. But now that the pure islam (ISIS, al-Nusra, Boko Haram, al-Shabbab,….), which is all a product of Salafism, is being presented to the world, our lying politician and our lying media are no longer able to present islam as just another religion anymore.
    Islam is now being revealed for what it is, a satanic death cult. And all thanks to the spread of pure islam, Salafism.

    • According to the Holy Quran, all children are born Muslims, it is their parents who make them Jew, Christian or others. This is one of the many reasons why now western peoples are reverting to Islam on their own free will. Through out the history, Muslims never forced non-Muslims to accept Islam. This is the main reason why Muslims lost Spain and India.

      Muslim ruled India for about 1000 years. They never used force to convert Hindus. I wish they should have used force for conversion. They made a blunder for not ding so. Spain was ruled by Muslims for 800 years. Now India and Spain would be a Muslim countries. I know it is against the teaching of Islam. But for political reasons, I think that Muslim should have forced Indians to become Muslims. You know that politics is a dirty game.

      The beauty of Islam is that it is a religion which appeals to common sense. There is no blind belief or dogmatism in Islam. The fundamentals of Islam are simple, straightforward and easy to understand.

      If Islam is so bad, then why is it the WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING RELIGION! It is also one of the youngest religions. However no matter how hard everyone tries to give Islam a bad name, it will be twice as more populated. So let’s get straight to the point yeah?, Basically Islam is the most hated religion I don’t know why hmm maybe because it is also the most fastest growing religion and 2nd largest but no one will be able to stop this religion from growing.

      Islam is the fastest growing faith in Britain. Hundreds and thousands of Brits are reverting to Islam. By the middle of this century, over half of Brits would be Muslims.
      “I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of
      its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to
      possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which
      can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him – the wonderful man
      and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the
      saviour of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the
      dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems
      in a way that would bring it the much
      needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad
      that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to
      be acceptable to the Europe of today.” [G.B. Shaw, THE GENUINE ISLAM,
      Vol. No. 81936.]

      “Islam holds a place in our Western societies. Islam belongs in Europe. It holds a place in Europe’s history, in our culture, in our food and – what matters most – in Europe’s present and future. Like it or not, this is the reality.

      As Europeans, we should be proud of our diversity. The fear of diversity comes from weakness, not from a strong culture.

      West must learn to respect those who are different. Muslim community needs Masajid, halal meat, state funded Muslim schools with Muslim teachers and grave yards.

      In Islam there is no commandment to kill people by making such allegations against them. The cartoonists had exercised their freedom of expression, and freedom of expression is totally allowed in Islam. Even during the Prophet’s time there were several instances of ridicule, however the Prophet and his Companions neither punished such persons nor asked anyone to do so. On every occasion of this kind, the Prophet’s Companions always tried to positively disseminate the message of Islam. They never tried to punish these people. The killing of those people who had published the cartoons is a gravely un-Islamic act in the name of Islam. What did killing Saddam Husain do. What did killing Osama Bin laden do? NOTHING!!!. There is a long line of replacements. I don’t know the answers. He was asked by MI5 to join them…so you know he is working for them.
      IA
      http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

  2. Maybe with this mass invasion that is taking place across Europe, ethnic Europeans will throw off the shackles of political correctness, grow a spine, and demand that their leaders stop the destruction of their cultural heritage. They need to put Merkel and Brussels on notice that they won’t be bullied into destroying their own countries in order to keep this joke of a European Union going. They need to take back their sovereignty and protect their borders.

  3. When a native Brit goes to Middle East, he is called a voluntary fighter. When a Muslim goes there he is called a terrorist. Double standard by the British society. Also lot of British Jews went to Israel to fight but on their return no action was taken against them.

    The three Jihadi Muslim girls, missing Bradford family of 12 and the Jihadi John were in a wrong place at a wrong time in a non-Muslim school with non-Muslim teachers during their developmental periods. They suffer from identity crises. They are unable to enjoy the beauty of their literature and poetry. They were not radicalised at a non-Muslim school, says principal. But the school with non-Muslim teachers are responsible to create identity crises. Muslim children must be in state funded Muslim schools with Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school. Why should we be surprised? They have gone through a rotten education system where there is no consequences for anything and they have grown up in a rather pathetic, wet nation with a liberal criminal justice system which actually seems to view law upholding people with pure contempt. Jihadi John has been identified, tried and convicted by the media. Surely this would prejudice any criminal case against him. In my opinion, he was also radicalised by MI5. To stop radicalisation of teens we need to find out the cause. We will get no where if all we do is just condemn but to actually stop this we need to find the cause and stop immediately, that includes All the way from extremist imams to extremist family members AND the pressure and the factor some of the security forces have upon teens.

    British schools are not doing enough to tackle racism and promote race relations. Many teachers are unaware of racist attitudes amongst pupils. Schools have a responsibility not only to deal with racist incidents but also to prepare pupils for life in a multicultural and multiracial society.

    Children from minority groups, especially the Muslims, are exposed to the pressure of racism, multiculturalism and bullying. They suffer academically, culturally and linguistically: a high proportion of children of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin are leaving British schools with low grades or no qualification.

    In education, there should be a choice and at present it is denied to the Muslim community. In the late 80s and early 90s, when I floated the idea of Muslim community schools, I was declared a “school hijacker” by an editorial in the Newham Recorder newspaper in east London. This clearly shows that the British media does not believe in choice and diversity in the field of education and has no respect for those who are different.

    Muslim schools, in spite of meagre resources, have excelled to a further extent this year, with two schools achieving 100% A-C grades for five or more GCSEs. They beat well resourced state and independent schools in Birmingham and Hackney. Muslim schools are doing better because a majority of the teachers are Muslim. The pupils are not exposed to the pressures of racism, multiculturalism and bullying.

    A Muslim is a citizen of this tiny global village. He/she does not want to become notoriously monolingual Brit. The whole world belongs to Muslims. He/she must learn and be well versed in Standard English to follow the National Curriculum and go for higher studies and research to serve humanity. At the same time, he/she must learn and be well versed in Arabic, Urdu and other community languages to keep in touch with their cultural heritage and enjoy the beauty of their literature and poetry. For a Muslim English is an economic language and Arabic is a religious while Urdu and other community languages are social and emotional.

    In Islam there is no commandment to kill people by making such allegations against them. The cartoonists had exercised their freedom of expression, and freedom of expression is totally allowed in Islam. Even during the Prophet’s time there were several instances of ridicule, however the Prophet and his Companions neither punished such persons nor asked anyone to do so. On every occasion of this kind, the Prophet’s Companions always tried to positively disseminate the message of Islam. They never tried to punish these people. The killing of those people who had published the cartoons is a gravely un-Islamic act in the name of Islam. What did killing Saddam Hussain do. What did killing Osama Bin laden do? NOTHING!!!. There is a long long line of replacements. I don’t know the answers. He was asked by MI5 to join them…so you know he is working for them.

    None of 7/7 bombers and British Muslim youths who are in Syria and Iraq are the product of Muslim schools. They are the product of British schooling which is the home of institutional racism with chicken racist native teachers. It is absurd to believe that Muslim schools, Imams and Masajid teach Muslim children anti-Semitic, homophobic and anti-western views. It is dangerously deceptive and misleading to address text books and discuss them out of their historical, cultural and linguistic context.

    Bilingual Muslims children have a right, as much as any other faith group, to be taught their culture, languages and faith alongside a mainstream curriculum. More faith schools will be opened under sweeping reforms of the education system in England. There is a dire need for the growth of state funded Muslim schools to meet the growing needs and demands of the Muslim parents and children. Now the time has come that parents and community should take over the running of their local schools. Parent-run schools will give the diversity, the choice and the competition that the wealthy have in the private sector.

    There are hundreds of state primary and secondary schools where Muslim pupils are in majority. In my opinion all such schools may be opted out to become Muslim Academies. This mean the Muslim children will get a decent education. Muslim schools turned out balanced citizens, more tolerant of others and less likely to succumb to criminality or extremism. Muslim schools give young people confidence in who they are and an understanding of Islam’s teaching of tolerance and respect which prepares them for a positive and fulfilling role in society.
    IA
    http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

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