From The Netherlands:
Radical Muslims have taken control of the Dutch Muslim Broadcaster (NMO). At least three of the public broadcaster’s eight directors are extremely controversial, according to TV programme Nova.
Until recently, the Netherlands had two Islamic public broadcasters: the moderate NMO and the orthodox Dutch Islamic Broadcasting Organisation (NIO). Media watchdog Commissariaat voor de Media demanded that the two would merge so that the Islamic faith would have a single representative body in the public system. But according to Nova, this resulted in NIO staging a coup of NMO.
NMO has 2.5 transmission hours on TV each week. Following the alleged coup NMO now consists of eight directors, all of them representing orthodox currents. The representatives of the liberal Alevitic and Ahmadiyya currents, who chiefly ran NMO until recently, have been kicked out, as they themselves stated in Nova. [my emphasis –D]
One of the members of the new board of directors is Yahia Bouyafa, who “is believed to have close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood,” as Nova reported. Another is Abdelmajid Kayroun, chairman of the Al Farouq mosque in Utrecht “whose imam was deported from the Netherlands in 2001 for espionage for the Libyan secret service”. Also among the eight directors is Mohammed Nanhekhan, a member of the “radical movement World Islamic Mission”.
Nova asked MP Jeroen Dijsselbloem (PvdA) for a reaction. He expressed his concern over “the increasing influence of conservative Islam within various Islamic organisations in the Netherlands”.
Okaaaay…now Islamists who are “believed to have close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood…and World Islamic Mission are to be called “orthodox” or “conservative” Muslims. Hmm…I wonder if that’s like being an Orthodox or a Conservative Jew?? Probably not.
It’s hard to keep up with the politically correct veneer the media slathers over seething messes. The reality is that moderate Muslims have now been silenced in the Netherlands.
Just goes to show you that National Public Radio is the same the world over.
Hat tip: Islam in Europe