Police agents can take Muslim oath

Muslim police agents at the Central Holland police corps now have option to take a Muslim oath when joining the corps. Previously, police agents had two options for taking their oaths: “so help me God” and “I state and promise.” As of a few years ago, Muslims at the Corps could declare, with their right hand on the Quran, “in the name of Allah, the merciful, and he is my witness that I promise this.” Several have been surprised by this, including SGP parliament member Van der Staaij and International Affairs minister Ter Horst, who said that the practice must stop. However, a spokesperson for the Central Holland police corps has defended the Muslim oath variant.

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