Dutch Troops Receive Cultural Training

24 February 2012

 

In the midst of media attention to American troops’ burning copies of the Quran in Afghanistan, Dutch media has addressed the conduct of their own troops in the country. Radio Netherlands Worldwide reports comments by major Niels Roelen advocating training about the sensitivities between different cultures. Roelen comments that during training for new recruits for instance, “We speak to someone at the mosque who can tell us about their religion, what the do’s and dont’s are and what the sensitivities are. The value a book like the Qur’an has for these people and that you must show respect for this.”