Social Affairs Minister comments on denying visas for non-Dutch Imams

Dutch Social Affairs Minister Lodewijk Asscher has commented that non-Dutch Muslim clerics preaching hatred in Dutch mosques and glorifying terrorism may be denied visas. The decision is part of a wider program to counteract the radicalization of young Dutch Muslims.
Asscher made the comment to newspaper Telegraaf, saying , “If an imam from Syria wants to preach here and does not have peaceful intentions, he will not get a visa… We will also make the lives difficult of Dutch imams who grew up here and spread hatred.”

British Islam on anti-extremism tour in Pakistan [3:13]

Maajid Nawaz, a British citizen and former member of the Islamist organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, is now being funded by the British government to promote ideas on Islam. During his membership to Hisb ut-Tahrir, he was imprisoned in Egypt for belonging to a banned political party. After Nawaz resigned from Islamism he became active in the Muslim anti-extremism think tank The Quilliam Foundation, of which he is the director today. After publicly renouncing the cause he served all his adult life, he is now in Pakistan sharing the idea that moderation and democracy go hand-in-hand with Islam.