Controversial imam preaching in The Hague: report

El-Alami Amaouch
El-Alami Amaouch. (Photo: Screenshot / YouTube)

Controversial imam El-Alami Amaouch, who was deported from Belgium last year, is now preaching in The Hague, the Telegraaf reports based on its own research. According to the newspaper, he is spreading his ideals in the neighborhoods of Transvaal and Schilderswijk.

A spokesperson for the municipality confirmed that the Imam is staying in The Hague. "We know he found his way to The Hague", a spokesperson for the mayor said to the newspaper. "But he has a Dutch passport, so he can stay in The Hague or Groningen or Maastricht or anywhere. If it appears that he broke the law, we will act against him."

The Ministry of Security and Justice said that they "know the man", but will not comment on individual cases. In general, the Ministry said that appropriate measures will be taken if someone poses a recognized danger to national security. 

El-Alami Amaouch is a Dutch-Moroccan who was active in the Walloon village of Dison, not far from Verviers. Last year Belgium deported him for posing a danger to society. A recording of one of Amaouch's sermons showed an ISIS flag and it is believed that many of his followers are radicalized. 

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