Muslim party to take part in Dutch local elections; Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague included
August 3, 2009 News
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.