Ahmed Marcouch, chairman of the Amsterdam neighborhood of Slotervaart, said that Dutch politics and society should give orthodox Muslims space to practice their faith, and subsequently, show that the values of freedom of religion are high on their agenda. According to Marcouch, freedom of religion in modern society is demonstrated by its connection with the orthodox believer. Marcouch added that politicians who are afraid of Islamization are mistaken, and that the opposite is taking place – the Dutchification of Islam.
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