April 24, 2014
Two Dutch suicide bombers have died in attacks in Iraq and Syria, home affairs minister Ronald Plasterk said on Wednesday at the publication of the AIVD’s annual report. The AIVD is the country’s General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands.
One man was involved in an attack on citizens in Iraq using a wired-up rucksack. The other set off a car bomb in Syria, the minister is quoted as saying. He declined to give any further details.
The AIVD report also shows the impact of digital spying on the Netherlands, saying the country is particularly vulnerable because of its high value IT structure.
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AIVD Annual Report -https://www.aivd.nl/@3095/aivd-nederlanders/
16 April 2012
According to the Observatorio Andalusí ‘s Annual Report for 2011published by the Union of Islamic Communities, in Spain live around 16,452 Muslims in Extremadura.
It highlights the following:
There are 17 Islamic identities with 16 mosques in the region of Extremadura.
Muslims living in Extremadura: 16,452 divided between foreign and Spanish (nationalized)
Foreign Muslims in Extremadura: 9,551
Spanish Muslims (nationalized): 6,901
Foreign Muslims in Badajoz (164 municipality): 3,191
Foreign Muslims in Cáceres (221 municipality): 6,360
With regard to the nationality of the foreigners living in Extremadura, the Moroccan nationality is dominant with 8645.
Muslim Students in Extremadura:
Spanish Students: 1,019
Immigrant Students: 1,655
A representative of the Council on America-Islamic Relations (CAIR) took part in a roundtable discussion on _Islam in American Politics’ in Washington DC. CAIR’s Nihad Awad joined former Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Georgetown President John J. DeGioia, and Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison, John Esposito, and others to deepen the dialogue on critical religious and political issues. Georgetown University and the World Economic Forum sponsored the discussion. It marked the official US launch of the first Islam and the West: Annual Report on the State of the Dialogue.
The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Georgetown University, has launched the Islam and the West: Annual Report on the State of Dialogue. This first of its kind report is a systematic and thorough overview of how Muslim and Western societies perceive and relate to each other at the political, social, economic and cultural levels.
Executive summary: This report on racism and xenophobia in the EU is the first to be published since the creation of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on 1 March 2007, following the extension of the mandate of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC). This report, although published by the FRA, is not the FRA Annual Report. It is a report which was produced on the basis of the EUMC legal base and mandate. It covers information and developments on racism and xenophobia in the EU for the year 2006, in the thematic areas of legal issues, employment, housing, education, and racist violence and crime. In addition, there is a final chapter covering developments and policies at the EU level in combating racism and xenophobia.