MP Calls on Government to Close Anti-Women, Anti-Gay Mosque

April 22, 2004

Source: Expatica

On April 22, 2004 Expatica reported, "Somali-born MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali demanded on Thursday the closure of an Amsterdam mosque that sells books supporting female circumcision, beating wives and the murder of gay people. The Dutch Parliament is to hold an emergency debate about the El Tawheed mosque next week. MPs want Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner and Immigration and Integration Minister Rita Verdonk to explain what they intend to do about the book 'De weg van de moslim.' The publication � translated as 'The Way of the Muslim' in English � is said to advocate violence against women and killing gay people...In her column in newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, Hirsi Ali � who was raised as a Muslim � went one step further and called on the government to close the mosque. The MP has been a strident opponent of Islamic teachings on women and gay people."