Tag: Islam

Demonstration ban at National Monument?

National Monument, Amsterdam The City of Amsterdam is considering a ban on demonstrations in the immediate vicinity of the National Monument onDam Square.

Reason for the possible ban is a recent demonstration in front of the monument by Sharia4Holland, a Muslim hate group that denounces democracy and promotes the introduction of Islamic law in the Netherlands.

Muslim party to take part in Dutch local elections; Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague included

Islam in Holland The Nederlandse Moslim Partij (NMP), or Dutch Muslim Party will take part in local elections in five Dutch municipalities next year, Dutch press agency ANP reports.

The party, founded in 2007, includes both native Dutch and ‘allochtone’ men and women. It aims to present a more positive image of Islam.

According to figures issued by Statistics Netherlands, approximately 5 percent of the Dutch population is Muslim.