Survey shows discrimination against Muslims in Netherlands

Source: Press TV print

Survey shows discrimination against Muslims in Netherlands

A recent opinion poll indicates the widespread religious intolerance against the Muslim community in the Netherlands as Islamophobia intensified across Europe.

Survey shows discrimination against Muslims in Netherlands(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The survey conducted by Maurice De Hond pollster found more than half of the Muslim immigrants in the country complaining about religious discrimination.

Fifty-eight percent of the respondents believed that the behavior of the Dutch government and people to Muslims is discriminatory in comparison with immigrants of other religions.

Two percent of the participants said they did not know whether such discrimination exists while 40 percent said of fair behavior to the Muslim immigrants.

The poll questioned 700 Muslim adults face-to-face and by the telephone on 22-25 April 2012 and was published on May 4.

The Muslims community in the Netherlands comprises mostly of workers from Morocco and Turkey who have moved to the European nation through legal channels.

The foreigners are normally granted Dutch citizenship after a five-year-long stay in the country, and enjoy the right to take part in local elections.

Muslim immigrants, however, seldom take an active role in the votes due to the discriminatory behavior from the Dutch public and government.



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