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The “Explosive Growth” of Jihadism in the Netherlands
By November 2, 2014 Read More →

The “Explosive Growth” of Jihadism in the Netherlands

The home-grown jihadist movement in the Netherlands is experiencing sudden and explosive growth.

Dutch Jihadists in Syria Pose Threat to the Netherlands
By May 15, 2014 Read More →

Dutch Jihadists in Syria Pose Threat to the Netherlands

More than 100 Dutch Muslims travelled to Syria in 2013 with the intention of taking part in jihadist activities there, and at least 20 battle-hardened jihadists have since returned to the Netherlands, posing a significant threat to national security, according to a new report published by the Dutch intelligence agency AIVD.

Islam in Europe: January 2014
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Islam in Europe: January 2014

One month into 2014 and Islam-related controversies continued making headlines in newspapers across Europe. The most salient topic involved the dramatic increase in the numbers of European jihadists participating in the war in Syria.

The Islamization of Belgium and the Netherlands in 2013
By January 13, 2014 Read More →

The Islamization of Belgium and the Netherlands in 2013

Belgium and the Netherlands have been at the forefront of the debate over Muslim immigration and integration in Europe. What follows is a chronological summary of some of the main stories about the rise of Islam in Belgium and the Netherlands during 2013.

Islam Conquering European Higher Education
By August 13, 2013 Read More →

Islam Conquering European Higher Education

The Catholic University of Leuven, the oldest university in Belgium and one that has been a major contributor to the development of Roman Catholic theology for more than 500 years, will offer a degree in Islamic theology beginning in 2014.

Europe’s Latest Export: Jihadists
By March 21, 2013 Read More →

Europe’s Latest Export: Jihadists

More than 1,000 Muslims from across Europe are currently active as Islamic jihadists, or holy warriors, in Syria, which has replaced Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia as the main destination for militant Islamists seeking to obtain immediate combat experience with little or no official scrutiny.

Muslims Pressing for Blasphemy Laws in Europe
By November 30, 2012 Read More →

Muslims Pressing for Blasphemy Laws in Europe

The Dutch parliament has approved a motion to revoke a law that makes insulting God a crime. Free speech activists say the move represents a significant victory at a time when Muslim groups are stepping up pressure on European governments to criminalize the criticism of Islam and/or Mohammed.

Dutch Multiculturalism: Half of Young Moroccans are Criminals
By November 28, 2011 Read More →

Dutch Multiculturalism: Half of Young Moroccans are Criminals

Forty percent of Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands between the ages of 12 and 24 have been arrested, fined, charged or otherwise accused of committing a crime during the past five years, according to a new report commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Interior.

European ‘No-Go’ Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating
By August 22, 2011 Read More →

European ‘No-Go’ Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating

Islamic extremists are stepping up the creation of “no-go” areas in European cities that are off-limits to non-Muslims.

The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism
By June 23, 2011 Read More →

The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism

The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.