Muslimer med egen begravningsplats

3 september, 2009

Muslimer i den holländska staden Vlaardingen krävde en egen begravningsplats. Men då man väl fick den 2008 så har endast en muslim begravts där.

Förklaringarna till detta är många bland de muslimska grupperna, några exempel:

”Vlaardingen Muslims still prefer to be buried in their land of origin, says H.J. Meenhorst of the Goetzee funeral parlor. ”If that is really not possible, they choose a grave in Crooswijk or the Zuider Cemetery in Rotterdam. There’s no demand for Vlaardingen. Maybe that possibly is yet not known enough.”

”The rule is: East, West, home is best,” according to M. Bozdag of the Turkish community in Vlaardingen. Another important consideration to bury the remains in their own country is that graves are not rented there and cleared out after ten years, as is done in the Netherlands. ”By us you buy a grave and you stay there for ever.”

Från bloggen Islam in Europe: Vlaardingen: Cemetery not used much


Wilders får Hollands muslimer att vilja lämna landet

30 juni, 2009

”Half of Dutch Muslims wants to leave because of Wilders
By Radio Netherlands Worldwide
More than half the people with Turkish and Moroccan backgrounds in the Netherlands say they would consider leaving the country due to the growing popularity of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders. A third say they would definitely like to emigrate, according to a survey published on Monday.

The current affairs TV-programme Netwerk commissioned the survey in response to the success of Wilders’ populist Party for Freedom (PVV) in the recent European parliamentary elections. Research bureau Motivaction interviewed 319 Turkish and Moroccan people asking them about their feelings about the Netherlands in general and Wilders in particular. A large majority (70 percent) of Dutch Muslims have either Turkish or Moroccan roots.

Geert Wilders, a member of Dutch parliament, is being charged with hate speech and inciting discrimination for calling the Koran a fascist book and comparing it to Hilter’s Mein Kampf, and for his inflammatory film Fitna.”

Läs hela inlägget: Half of Dutch Muslims wants to leave because of Wilders, Geert Wilders Weblog