MPs and local officials have raised concerns about a fund-raising meeting featuring allegedly radical imams which is due to take place in Rijswijk on March 8.
The Telegraaf reports on Monday that several imams accused of preaching hatred and encouraging jihad will be at the meeting, which the paper dubbed a ‘jihad gala’.
Rijswijk mayor Michel Bezuijen has brought forward a meeting with police and justice ministry officials to discuss the event. That meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday.
The event is said to be a charity fund-raiser and has been organised by The Hague foundation Rohamaa. Among the speakers are said to be Tarik bin Ali, described by ‘jihad expert’ Ronald Sandee as a jihad facilitator.
D66 MP Gerard Schouw has asked social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher what he is doing to prevent controversial imams coming to the Netherlands.
‘Minister Asscher said in August last year he wanted to stop so-called hate imams from coming to the Netherlands, by refusing them visas for example,’ Schouw said.
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