Now, why is that? And what are self-professed non-radical Muslims doing about it?
“Radicals winning in Dutch mosques, government warns,” from Expatica, with thanks to Ana:
AMSTERDAM “” Radical Muslims are gaining influence over their moderate co-religious at an increasing rate in the Netherlands.
This was the main finding of the fourth progress report on combating terrorism which Interior Ministers Johan Remkes and Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on Wednesday.
It said that ultra-orthodox Salafism in particular was making its presence felt in an increasing number of mosques. This is a radical branch that seeks to return to the “pure Islam” of the days of Mohammed.
Adherents often shun western society and criticise efforts by other Muslims to integrate into Dutch society. The movement has been linked to the Wahhabism of Saudi Arabia.
Followers of radical Islam have successfully used the internet and lectures to win over more followers and gain control of moderate mosques, Remkes said. Both he and his colleague said the ideological influences exerted by radical Muslims was a cause for concern.