"The Netherlands is more afraid of Muslims"

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21 November 2007, BRUSSELS – There is growing fear of Muslims and Islam both in the Netherlands and the EU as a whole. The European Network against Racism (ENAR) came to this conclusion in the report on 2006 it published on Wednesday.

21 November 2007

BRUSSELS – There is growing fear of Muslims and Islam both in the Netherlands and the EU as a whole. The European Network against Racism (ENAR) came to this conclusion in the report on 2006 it published on Wednesday.

ENAR says that some forms of racism are becoming more severe in Europe. The researchers said in particular that Islamophobia is on the rise. There have also been more cases of racist violence.

With regard to the Netherlands the report said: "Besides the worrying and ongoing trend in which Muslims and Islam are regarded as a danger to Dutch society, three positive developments were noted in 2006." These positive developments are concerned with increased attention in politics and the public prosecution department to fighting racism.

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