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    Suggestive questions in anti-semitic research

    by  • June 21, 2015

    According to research by Jonkers-Verwey Institute and Anne Frank Foundation 12% of young Muslims in the Netherlands hold negative views on Jews. However, according to political corresponden Joost de Vries, some critique on the methods of the researchers seems legitimate. It was for the respondents for example not possible to bring in some nuances...

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    Chances for money making during Ramadan

    by  • June 21, 2015

    According to Ali Topal, owner of restaurant chain Meram (in Amsterdam and Rotterdam) and Ahmed Ait Moha, researcher at Motivaction, many owners of for example restaurants and shops, do not realize their chances of money making during Ramadan. They don’t realize the needs and wishes of Muslims, for example for restaurants to extend their...

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    ‘Face of Moderate Islam’ quits job

    by  • June 21, 2015

    © anp. Yassin Elforkani.

    Yasin Elforkani, spokesperson for Contactbody Muslims and Government ( and known as the ‘face of moderate Islam in the Netherlands’ is quitting his job as a spokesperson. Elforkani, who is also imam, tried (and tries) to start a debate on extremist Islam and youth leaving to fight the jihad in Syria and Iraq, received...

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    Dutch parliamentary member harshly criticizes minister for remarks on Islamic college

    by  • June 21, 2015

    Dutch Parliament

    The Dutch parliamentary member and frontman of the new Islamic political movement DENK, Tunahan Kuzu, has fiercely criticized the Dutch Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker for her involvement into the controversy surrounding the dean of the Islamic University of Rotterdam, Ahmet Akgündüz. Kuzu thinks that the minister should not interfere with the academic side...

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    Dutch minister wants dean of Islamic college fired

    by  • June 21, 2015

    IUR in Rotterdam. © AD.

    Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker wants the dean of the Islamic University of Rotterdam Ahmet Akgündüz to resign his post. Akgündüz has been in the media spotlight several times for a series of controversial remarks. She will summon the board of directors of the Islamic college to the ministry and call upon them to...

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