Rising Islamophobia reported in the Netherlands

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The Essalam mosque in Rotterdam, the biggest mosque in the country, pictured after was opened 18 December 2010 by Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb.

Rising Islamophobia reported in the Netherlands


A third of the mosques in the Netherlands have experienced at least one incident of vandalism, threatening letters, attempted arson, the placement of a pig's head, or other aggressive actions in the past 10 years, according to research by Ineke van der Valk, an author and researcher at the University of Amsterdam.

As reported by Al Jazeera, Azzedine Karrat, the imam at the Essalaam mosque in Rotterdam, is worried.

“I'm worried, but it is not about me or the mosque, but about Muslims in gen...


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