The Netherlands and Islam

JAN HERMAN BRINKS :
THE NETHERLANDS AND ISLAM

ISBN: 9789461539786
72 pagina's
Verschijningsdatum: Juni 2016
Prijs: €10.95

OVER DIT BOEK:

In the past decade, the political and economical elites of the Netherlands have increasingly had to face each other. Politicians, scholars, and the media usually are in favour of a multi-cultural society and advocate cultural relativism. They consider Islam as a religion among others and support the enlargement and deepening of the European Union.

Diametrically opposed to them, a considerable section of the population is against a dreaded European super state in which Islam plays a prominent role. These Dutch distrust their politicians and the media; they are ill-disposed towards Islam and fear the loss of their national identity. Quite often they vote for the Partij voor de Vrijheid (Party for Freedom, PVV) led by the right-wing populist Geert Wilders. For these voters not only the nation-state, but their world view is at stake.


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