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Exhibition of Arbaeen Hosseini 2018 in Netherlands

SHAFAQNA- Holding the first film and photo exhibition of Arbaeen Hosseini 2018 in the city of Eindhoven (Netherlands). A very popular move by the Irish Association of Europe that has gone a long way in introducing Arbaeen without any formalities…

Netherlands reduces sentences of mosque attack convicts

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SHAFAQNA- Netherlands (AA): A court in eastern Netherlands on Tuesday reduced the sentences of four convicts who were involved in a Molotov cocktail attack on a mosque in Enschede in 2016. Five convicts had been sentenced to four years…

Mosque comes under attack in Drachten town

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SHAFAQNA-A mosque in northern Drachten town has come under an arson attack, according to the manager of Islamic Center Drachten Foundation on Sunday. The mosque, visited mostly by Moroccan-origin people, is operated by the foundation. Speaking…

Netherlands allows police officers to wear headscarves in certain positions

SHAFAQNA- A new ruling in the Netherlands will allow policewomen serving in certain positions to wear headscarves. The Human Rights Council ruling came Monday over a complaint by Sarah Izat, 26, a police officer who wore a headscarf, after…

Anti-Islam Dutch Politician Falls Short in Election

SHAFAQNA- The far-right politician Geert Wilders fell short of expectations in Dutch elections on Wednesday. The results were immediately cheered by pro-European politicians who hoped that they could help stall some of the momentum of…

Police Investigating Arson at Netherlands Mosque

SHAFAQNA- The Dutch police and Muslim community believe that the fire was deliberately started by an arsonist, media sources said. The fire reportedly started at the pool and spread to the whole building, leading to substantial damages. The…

Mosque Attack Arrested in Netherlands

SHAFAQNA- Two more arrests were made in connection with a Molotov cocktail thrown at a mosque in Enschede, the Netherlands, in February. Two men aged 24 and 36 were arrested in Enschede on Tuesday, on suspicion of conspiracy and preparation…

Quran Recitation and Interpretation Course Begins in Netherlands

SHAFAQNA- According to Qaf news agency, Ali Al-Turaihi, the head of the Dar-ol-Quran center of the city said that the participants in the course have been categorized in three levels. The first level participants are the Muslim children…