MPs want responses on leaked report about Erdogan’s influence in NL

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MPs are calling for a lot more details about a leaked report by the Dutch counter terrorism device NCTV in which officials express their worries about the affect Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has on Dutch Turks.

The report entitled ‘The enhancement of salafism among Turks – the affect in the Netherlands’ was analytically incomplete and experienced not been signed off with other security solutions and ministries, the NCTV said in a reaction to the leak.

Salafism is an extremely-conservative movement inside of Sunni Islam, and a smaller proportion of its followers – recognised as jihadi Salafists – imagine in violence.

Even with not remaining concluded, a duplicate finished up in the palms of month-to-month news journal HP/De Tijd, which states that the NCTV ‘considers Turkish president Erdogan is pursuing a deliberate strategy of Islamisation and presents area to salafist, at times jihadist organisations, which are influencing Dutch Turkish organisations’.

In addition, the increase of salafism among Dutch Turks does have implications for community safety below, the magazine quotations the NCTV as indicating.

Erdogan’s ‘anti-western, religious messages and activities’ can, according to the document, ‘sow hatred amid sure teams of Dutch Turks’ and ‘ensure they switch their backs on Dutch modern society and democracy’.

MPs from throughout the political spectrum have asked the government for much more clarity.

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