D66 and VVD: register anti-Muslim discrimination

Political parties D66 and VVD want the police (in Amsterdam) to specifically register anti-Muslim discrimination, to gain knowledge about the extent of this problem. Two out five mosques in the Netherlands have experienced a form of violent incidences during the past 10 years.

A research conducted by the University of Amsterdam revealed that now, when a mosque makes a declaration, the police often registers the incidence not under the heading of ‘discrimination’, but for example ‘vandalism’.

D66 Chairman Jan Paternotte: “No one Amsterdam should be afraid to practice his or her faith”.