Dutch government wants to bar unwanted imams from Europe

The Dutch government want to examine the possibility to bar unwanted imams that come from European countries. At this moment only imams who are suspected of hate speech from outside of the EU are being barred. These imams will be on a blacklist but the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) also wants imams who reside in the EU to be on the list.

Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Sleur called the VVD proposal “interesting”. It will be considered during a review of policy, a spokesperson said.praying hands

The national coordinator for terrorism has been working for some time on compiling a list of imams who preach hatred. But this is only about persons who have to request a visa. But imams from within the EU are not required to have a visa, thus complicating the VVD request.