Netherlands, Western Europe, İslamophobia, Prejudice, Muslims

Netherlands, Western Europe

Dutch municipalities 'unlawfully' investigating mosques – report

The investigations are being carried out secretly by at least ten municipalities through private companies in the Netherlands, local media reported.

10/17/2021 7:15:00 PM

Several municipalities in the Netherlands have been secretly investigating mosques and Muslim institutions through private companies, local media report

The investigations are being carried out secretly by at least ten municipalities through private companies in the Netherlands , local media reported.

Some city governments in the Netherlands have been secretly investigating mosques and Muslim institutions through private companies, local media reported.Dutch daily NRC reported on Saturday that at least 10 municipalities in the country have been investigating mosques, imams, mosque association officials, and people active in the community.

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According to the report, the municipalities involved in such investigations include Rotterdam, Delft, Almere, Huizen, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Zoetermeer, Veenendaal, and Ede.The newspaper added that the Utrecht Municipality had stopped its investigation due to concerns about privacy and the method of the probe.

READ MORE: The report claimed that the NTA (Nuance door Training en Advies), a consultancy firm that informs the government on radicalisation, was paid by the national coordinator for security and counterterrorism through municipalities.Around $347,990 (€300,000) has been spent so far on the secret investigations, according to the report. headtopics.com

The NTA employees doing investigations posed as members of the community or visitors and met numerous people without revealing their true identities, the report added.According to the daily, findings on the backgrounds of imams and administrators, such as where they came from or their schooling, were submitted to the municipalities as “secret information” by the NTA.

READ MORE:Erdogan: Strong communication network needed against IslamophobiaRadicalisation problemsAccording to the report, a government investigation into radicalisation due to Daesh role in the Syrian civil war fell short, and the municipalities wanted to gauge this problem with a separate inquiry.

The NRC reported that the municipalities wanted to get more “realistic” results by having mosques in their regions closely monitored.Citing constitutional law professor Ymre Schuurmans, the daily reported that such investigations were “unlawful” and that the “municipalities cannot do this through private companies.”

Also quoting SPIOR, a Muslim umbrella group, the daily reported that the investigation did grave damage to the Muslim community’s trust in the government.'Illegal actions'Dutch Muslims criticised the secret investigations.Muhsin Koktas, head of the Dutch Muslim Organisation for Government Relations, said that they were greatly disappointed by the news. headtopics.com

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Underlining that for years Muslims have been working to be good citizens in the Netherlands, Koktas said: “With such actions the state is constantly derailing our efforts. For this reason, they lose the trust of Muslims instead of gaining it.”“This causes discrimination in society,” he said. “We will convey these concerns to the authorised state institutions and consult on what measures they will take to prevent it from happening again.”

Tunahan Kuzu, a Turkish-born Dutch lawmaker and founding member of the pro-migrant political party Denk, echoed Koktas’s remarks, saying that the situation damaged Muslims’ trust in the Dutch government.“It’s illegal for municipalities to investigate mosques in this way,” Kuzu said.

“We will take the necessary steps in parliament to stop this state practice, which that places so-called researchers among the mosque community,” he added. Read more: TRT World »

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