MPs in favour of banning pedo imam

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A majority in the lower house of parliament is opposed to granting a visa to the controversial imam Mohamed al-Maghraoui.

He caused an uproar in 2008 when he issued a fatwa approving forced marriages with nine-year-old girls. The Islamic cleric has been invited by a radical mosque in The Hague to attend a conference.

The chair of the VVD parliamentary party, Pim van Strien said, His party is opposed to granting al-Maghraoui a visa. Earlier, Labour Party MP Ahmed Marcouch proposed banning the imam from entering the Netherlands.

Repulsive Green Left MP Tofik Dibi said he found the imam's viewpoint "

Al-Maghraoui fled prosecution in Morocco and Rabat closed down his website along with dozens of his religious schools. The Hague's As Sunnah mosque is no stranger to controversy either; its' Salafist imam called on his followers not to integrate into Dutch society.  


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