With the Islamic month of fasting and reflection likely coming to an end on Sunday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima posted messages on social media wishing everyone a nice feast to end Ramadan. The month of dawn-to-dusk fasting draws to a close once the crescent moon is visible after Friday's new moon.
The Ministry of Justice and Security plans to extend a ban against controversial imam Fawaz Jneid, which bans him from the Transvaal and Schilderswijk districts of The Hague. The situation around Jneid and his teachings have not changed, which is why the ban will be extended, NOS reports.
The municipality of The Hague believes that Jneid contributes to the radicalization of young people in the city. According to the municipality, the ban leads to less unrest in Transvaal and Schilderswijk.
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.
Islamic organizations are critical of the decision of Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice to ban controversial imam Fawas Jneid from two neighborhoods in The Hague. The ban is in violation of the constitution and is part of the state's witch hunt on anyone who has a different viewpoint than that of the public opinion, the organizations wrote on Facebook, NOS reports.
"We must remain upright. This is an attack on our open and free society", King Willem-Alexander said in a second response to terrorists attacks in Brussels on Tuesday. The King gave a short speech at De Haagse Markt, a local street market, while visiting the Transvaal and Schilderswijk neighborhoods. Both neighborhoods have substantial numbers of people living there who come from an ethnic minority background, including many from Muslim families.
The city of The Hague has approved requests for demonstrations on the 20th of September, and the municipality announces Thursday that The Hague's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen has consigned the five groups planning to demonstrate in the city on that day to certain locations, apart from each other, De Telegraaf reports.
The municipality of The Hague is coming together with the police to gain an overview of the scope of the demonstrations planned for the 20th of September on the Malieveld. To do this, the authorities will meet with the organizers of the demonstrations, the municipality announces on Monday.
The Hague's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen is staunchly against having any pro- or anti-ISIS demonstrations in any of the city's neighborhoods for the time being.
Pro Patria, the anti-IS demonstration group in The Hague, has not been allowed by Mayor Jozias van Aartsen to march through the city's Schilderswijk neighborhood on the 20th of September. Because of this, the group wants to move the protest to the nearby Transvaal neighborhood instead, De Volkskrant reports.