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  Netherlands - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The Netherlands is bounded on the east by Germany, on the south by Belgium, and on the north and west by the North Sea.
The major rivers of The Netherlands are the Rhine, flowing from Germany, and its several arms, such as the Waal and Nederrijn rivers; and the Maas (a branch of the Meuse) and the Schelde (Escaut), flowing from Belgium.
Islam, the country’s third-largest religion, is growing because of immigration and high birth rates among Turkish and Moroccan immigrants.
encarta.msn.com /text_761572410___0/Netherlands.html   (8699 words)

 Islam in the multicultural society: The views of young people in Rotterdam
Their Islam is individualistic and pluralistic, allowing room for a personal and selective experience of their faith, in which there is room for internal debate and tolerance towards other ways of thinking.
This is one of the main conclusions of the report "Islam in the multicultural society", which presents the views of Rotterdam youth of Turkish, Moroccan, and native Dutch descent about a great number of religious, sociocultural and political issues.
As Islam develops into a part of Dutch society more points of congruity are arising between the Dutch youth and the minority youth regarding their cultural and political orientations.
www.ercomer.org /publish/reports/EN_Rot_Islam.html   (2049 words)

 Islam in the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of the first groups who established a fixed place in the Netherlands were people from Indonesia.
At that time Indonesia was a colony of the Netherlands and people from Indonesia were allowed to learn and study in the Netherlands.
During the 1970s and 1980s the Netherlands needed a larger work force and were forced to seek beyond their borders.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islam_in_the_Netherlands   (422 words)

 Dutch virtue of tolerance under strain - Europe - International Herald Tribune
It was precisely such values that van Gogh's murderer, Muhammad Bouyeri, loathed, despite being born and raised in the Netherlands, the son of Moroccan immigrants.
She has no doubt the movie had to be made in order to "challenge the sexual morals" of Islam and so open the way for "girls to finish school and choose their own partner," an emancipation she believes essential if Muslim immigration is to work.
The Netherlands is "a man-made society," an elaborate contract in which citizens enjoy great liberty and pledge to respect the same liberty for others.
www.iht.com /articles/2005/10/16/news/islam1.php   (2895 words)

 islamintegratie in Nederland
The history of Islam in The Netherlands shows many examples of local communities moving from the initial stage of a prayer-hall (often being nothing more than a room set apart for the collective performance of the salat) towards the more advanced stage of a mosque, e.g.
However, Muslims settling in The Netherlands from former colonies, such as Surinam, usually arrived together with their families and, in contrast with the migrant workers from Morocco and Turkey, settled in Holland on a permanent basis right from the start.
The up-taking of migrants in The Netherlands in the period of 1955-1965 was mainly taken care of by churches and some private foundations.
www.interculturelecommunicatie.com /download/islam.html   (13942 words)

 MERGER Vol 4 No 1 - Debate
The politics of Islam as advocated by Muslim organisations are primarily related to the politics of identity among Muslims.
The proposition that Islam is a theocratic system, and that its adherents are per definition a problem for a secular and democratic society, is dogmatic and inadequate.
In the Netherlands, for instance, advocates of the pillarised system and the distribution of public services through religious organisations stress the importance of religion in the lives of the immigrants.
www.ercomer.org /merger/vol4no1/debate.html   (2676 words)

 Islam in the Netherlands
But a second political murder in the Netherlands in the space of two years has left this country, which has long prided itself on its tolerant, liberal values, in deep shock.
The victim was an outspoken and often offensive critic of Islam, who once called radical Islamist immigrants “a fifth column of goatfuckers”.
This is more worrying since the Netherlands is a country where, at least economically, immigrants do better than in many others.
www.wadinet.de /news/iraq/newsarticle.php?id=380   (892 words)

 Radical Islam in The Netherlands: A Case Study of a Failed European Policy - Manfred Gerstenfeld
Recruitment in The Netherlands for the armed radical Muslim struggle - mainly among descendants of immigrants - is not incidental but rather a trend.
Of the eight categories of radical Islam defined, four aim at dawa [proselytizing], which from the report's perspective goes beyond proselytizing to the undermining of the democratic order through abusing democratic means.
It mentioned that in The Netherlands there were a number of mosque organizations which are Salafist in nature, that originated from Saudi missions and financing.
www.jcpa.org /brief/brief004-14.htm   (2326 words)

 Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Netherlands has a total area of 41,526 sq km (16,033 sq mi), of which 33,939 sq km (13,104 sq mi) is land surface.
The overall population density is 382 persons per sq km (990 per sq mi), making the Netherlands one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
The Netherlands has no official religion, but the Reformed Church has had a close association with the Dutch state since the founding of the Dutch Republic.
www.telleurope.org /Netherlands.htm   (493 words)

 Foreign Correspondent - 03/06/2003: The Netherlands - Dutch Islam
The Netherlands has also been considered Europe's most open and liberal country but the murder last year of the populist far right politician, Pim Fortuyn and the incredible success of his political party, has changed everything.
She was born in Somalia but sought asylum in the Netherlands.
While she won her seat, the Party didn’t win a place in government but for all the traditional parties of the centre, this was a welcome return to normality for Dutch politics.
www.abc.net.au /foreign/stories/s898958.htm   (1416 words)

 There is no such thing as Islamophobia -Islamofobie bestaat niet: Radical Islam in the Netherlands: A case study in ...
Er is mij gevraagd hier een inleiding islam te verzorgen in 20 minuten.
Mona Siddiqui, hoogleraar Islam van de Universiteit van Glasgow, was overgekomen en werd na het voordragen van haar column geïnterviewd door journaliste Rachida Azough.
De islam is altijd een kwestie geweest van interpretatie, zei ze, en opnieuw is het tijd voor de Europese moslims om het heilige schrift te lezen in het licht van deze tijd, deze plaats, de vraagstukken waar we nu voor staan.
www.militantislammonitor.org /article/id/364   (11800 words)

 Religion in the Netherlands
These churches (Roman Catholic Church, Netherlands Reformed [Hervormde] Church and the Reformed [Gereformeerde] Churches in the Netherlands) find it important to have a numder of chaplains working among the international student communities, because in general it is difficult for internationals to participate in the Dutch churches.
This process implies that the Netherlands is one of the most secular countries in the world, in which it is sometimes difficult to engage into discussions on issues of religion.
THE JEWS IN The names of many prominent jewish families in the Netherlands are reminders of the welcome extended towards the end of the 16th century to refugees from Spain and Portugal, a wave of immigrants that included the ancestors of Spinoza.
www2.wau.nl /scw/religion.htm   (5134 words)

 Government study in Holland concludes : Muslims radicalised because of Dutch - who should stop being afraid of "bearded ...
The authors are struck by the unanimous indignation among the interviewed about the way in which Islam is discussed by Dutch politicians and journalists.
Young people born in the Netherlands of Moroccan parents have a hybrid identity: They are Dutch as well as Moroccan and Muslim.
The salafis agree that Islam is threatened by the West, but they are divided on the question whether violence is a justified means of defend it.
www.militantislammonitor.org /article/id/2071   (1018 words)

 NPR : Europe, Islam's New Front Line: The Netherlands
All Things Considered, November 15, 2004 · In the Netherlands, the recent murder of controversial filmmaker Theo Van Gogh by an Islamic extremist has revealed a climate of deep mistrust between Muslims and traditional Dutch society.
According to police, Van Gogh, an outspoken critic of Islam, was repeatedly shot and stabbed by Mohammed Bouyeri, a 26-year-old Dutch-Moroccan who left a note warning that enemies of Islam should fear for their lives.
Islam in Europe: The Challenges of a Growing Muslim Population
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4170940   (388 words)

 JTW News - Radical Islam in the Netherlands
JTW News - Radical Islam in the Netherlands
The focus is primarily on the radicalizing role of representatives of Salafism in the Netherlands.
Dutch authorities repeatedly emphasized that the vast majority of the Muslims residing in the Netherlands are averse to extremism and violence and that there was relatively little support for radical Islam.
www.turkishweekly.net /news.php?id=2156   (2316 words)

 Woman in Hiding after Criticizing Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In an ironic twist which would have amused Fortuyn, a Somali political scientist who immigrated to the Netherlands when she was nine has taken up his controversial battle cry that Islam is 'backward'.
An advisor to the Dutch opposition Socialist party, she used the opportunity to launch a bitter attack on Islam, taking issue with what she called the shoddy way in which it regarded women.
Yassin Hartog, a spokesman for Islam and Citizenship, the Netherlands' main Muslim lobby group, says he believes the death threats against Hirsi Ali may have been fabricated to flen the Muslim community.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/Printable.asp?ID=3695   (371 words)

 Dutch Call for Probe of Muslims Amid a Report on Radical Imams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Dutch parliamentarians called for a wide-ranging investigation of Islam in the Netherlands after Muslim clerics were secretly tape-recorded praising suicide bombers and calling for the "destruction of the enemies of Islam."
Concern is growing in the Netherlands about the recent influx of Muslim immigrants, who number about one million in a population of about 16 million.
The party of slain anti-immigrant leader Pim Fortuyn, who branded Islam as a "backward religion" that threatened Dutch acceptance of homosexuality and women's rights, was the second-biggest vote-getter in a general election in May and will be part of a new coalition government.
www.islamicsupremecouncil.org /CMS/Topics/OutsideUS/1181433492002.htm   (521 words)

 Gene Expression: The Netherlands & Islam
In contrast, religious hatred is generally seen is a less critical light, and the exceptions often prove the rule, as attacks upon Judaism are often assumed to be attacks upon the Jewish ethnicity, as opposed to the religion (Jews were exterminated on racial grounds, not religous ones, during the Holocaust).
The Netherlands is home to Hindu Indians from Suriname, fls from Caribbean, and Indonesians of various hues and faiths.
In reality however, the ramparts of political polarisation in the Netherlands have been drawn in such a way that even the most oppressive tactics against Muslim women, ones Hirsi Ali rightfully denounces, have become reinterpreted as marks of resistance that must be held onto as a sign of loyalty to faith and culture.
scienceblogs.com /gnxp/2006/11/the_netherlands_islam.php   (1617 words)

 Ambassador defends Dutch euthanasia law - The Washington Times: World - March 24, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Netherlands' government and courts have not agreed to expand the euthanasia guidelines.
In the wide-ranging interview, he discussed the challenges of assimilating the Netherlands' growing Muslim minority; predicted a very close vote in June on whether the Dutch should adopt a new European Union constitution; and said the Netherlands "would not be in a hurry" to lift the EU embargo on arms sales to China.
The Netherlands has a long history of accepting and assimilating foreigners, from Jews expelled from Portugal and Spain to the Mayflower Pilgrims, and more recently Surinamese and Indonesians from the former Dutch colonies.
www.washtimes.com /world/20050324-120737-4929r.htm   (773 words)

 Politics Central: The Brief Dutch Sharia Eruption
It is therefore remarkable that the key players in the Dutch election campaign so far have stayed away from this particular hot button and focused on more mundane issues such as universal childcare and retirement benefits.
Clearly what the Netherlands (amongst others) is for enough people to be willing to defend Enlightenment civilisation and to do so without apology.
It is not a matter of race or ethnicity, any more than opposing Soviet Communism meant a person had to opposed to Russians, it is a matter of simply saying that Dutch culture, one of the world's truly great cultures, may be tolerant but it cannot and will not tolerate intolerance.
politicscentral.com /2006/10/03/the_brief_dutch_sharia_eruptio.php   (1740 words)

 Dutch Concerned over Muslim Reaction to Hirsi Ali’s Gay Movie - The Phora
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born immigrant who moved to the Netherlands in 1992 to escape a forced marriage arranged by her family.
He wrote that he had “applauded the Netherlands in the past when it was a pioneer in allowing euthanasia, legalising drugs and institutionalising gay marriage.
The Mobarak Mosque is the oldest mosque in the Netherlands.
www.thephora.net /forum/showthread.php?t=8489   (1178 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
AMSTERDAM, March 7, 2006 (IslamOnline.net and News Agencies) - The Netherlands went to the polls on Tuesday, March 7, for local elections that are expected to show a shift towards the left and away from anti-immigration populists and ruling center-right parties blamed for an economic slump.
Other offshoots of the Fortuyn movement elsewhere in the Netherlands are also expected to lose ground.
The Netherlands' two major cities have taken very different approaches to the problems.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2006-03/07/article08.shtml   (681 words)

 Netherlands - MSN Encarta
Great books about your topic, The Netherlands, selected by Encarta editors
Introduction; Land and Resources; Population; Education and Cultural Activity; Economy; Government; History
During the 20th century a number of Dutch architects and town planners, including H.P. Berlage, Gerrit Rietveld, and more recently Rem Koolhaas, gained international reputations.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572410_3/Netherlands.html   (788 words)

 Dutch run out of tolerance - World - theage.com.au
There is no country in Europe that has been so transformed by the encounter with Islam as the Netherlands.
Many are poor and unemployed, many seem not to be integrating, even in the second and third generations, and a tiny few — but enough to cause panic in the wider community — are drawn to terrorism.
September 11 provoked the entry into politics of Pim Fortuyn, the populist who overturned the restraint of Dutch politics with his wild rhetoric: Islam was a "backward religion"; the Netherlands should be closed to immigrants because it was "full".
www.theage.com.au /articles/2005/11/04/1130823401535.html   (1269 words)

 Online NewsHour: Conversation | New Book Looks at Radical Islam | October 23, 2006 | PBS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Van Gogh made the film with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born Muslim who had moved to the Netherlands and become a vocal critic of what she saw as Islam's intolerance.
I think what it is, it's a violent revolutionary strain of Islam which began in the Middle East and, through the Internet and so on, is reaching into the heart of Europe.
And I don't think the way to combat it is to be very distrustful of Islam in general or to have rules that sort of outlaw headscarves and that kind of thing.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/religion/july-dec06/amsterdam_10-23.html   (1333 words)

 The Jakarta Post - The Journal of Indonesia Today
The Netherlands, through the Indonesian-Netherlands Cooperation in Islamic Studies (INIS), founded by the Indonesian Religion Ministry and Leiden University in 1988, has provided scholarships for postgraduate studies to over 120 UIN students for both Masters and PhD programs.
UIN is now looking forward to a prosperous and successful relationship with the Netherlands, and the benefits that sides have reaped from that relationship only prove that this relationship should continue and be maintained, if not strengthened in the future.
It is also hoped that the Netherlands can play a strong role in working with UIN to promote the development of Islamic education represented by pesantren (Islamic boarding schools) and madrasah (Islamic schools), part of the Indonesian national educational system, as well as to promote intercultural dialog and peace-building.
www.thejakartapost.com /yesterdaydetail.asp?fileid=20060205.I01   (561 words)

 The Netherlands | Sir Humphrey's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Dutch parliament has already voted in favour of a proposal to ban the burqa outside the home, and some in the government have thrown their weight behind it.
There are only about 50 women in all of the Netherlands who do cover up entirely - but soon they could be breaking the law.
Dutch MP Geert Wilders is the man who first suggested the idea of a ban.
www.sirhumphreys.com /taxonomy/term/166   (732 words)

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