“Silent Majority”of Dutch Muslims Waking Up

A conference in Utrecht this week, organized as part of the MultiFestijn Festival, explored “whether the unease about Islam in the Netherlands is due to a lack of leadership”, Reformatorisch Dagblad reports. Abdulwahid Van Bommel, a translator and guest lecturer at the University of Groningen, spoke at the conference and identified a sense of unease about the presence of Islam in the Netherlands. He suggested that the “silent majority” of the Muslim community should take a stronger role in leadership within Islam in the country.