Sunday, August 08, 2010
Dutch social change student loan scheme Muslims
AMSTERDAM According LVSb student union and ISO, will be fewer and fewer young Muslim men who went to study if the grant student loan scheme was changed to the social, as done by the party wants PvdA, D66 and VVD. Islam forbids Muslims to pay interest.
Student council president, Henno van Horsten (ISO) and Jasmijn Koets (LSVb), want to political parties check whether Muslim students will be worst affected by removing student grants. The student leaders said they got the signs from the field, that Muslim students would be affected by severe extra.
Harun Yıldırım, chairman of the multi-cultural student union, Studenten Unie of the Netherlands, confirming that the change in student grants to student loans will affect Muslim social, he said at the news agnesi De Telegraph.
"Even now, Muslim students often choose not to buy a house, but renting. For the college, soon there will be no other choice. Then there will be a danger that Muslim students chose not to continue studying."
According to Yıldırım, many Muslim students who do not have the option to ask for money to his parents. "We all know that immigrant families are often difficult to meet the needs of everyday life."
Of the 630 000 students studying on HBO or university, about 13% of them are non-Western descent.
The history of Islam in the Netherlands began in the early 17th century when the Dutch Republic signed a free trade agreement with Morocco, the first official agreement between a European and non-Christian countries. In the 19th century, the Dutch experience sporadic migration of Muslims from the Dutch East Indies when it became a colony of the Netherlands.
Economic growth starting in 1960 until 1973 the Dutch government push to recruit large numbers of immigrant workers, mainly from Turkey and Morocco, and migration continues with reunufikasi families and asylum seekers from Muslim countries are politically unstable.
Data from 2006 show that the Netherlands holds about 850 000 Muslims, including citizens of Turkey and 280 000 320 000 Morocco. Most of them live in the country's four major cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht. They are concentrated in low-income neighborhood with poor quality housing, unemployment and high crime.
Politically speaking, about two-thirds of Turkish and Moroccan ethnic associated mostly with members of his own ethnic group and have a low level of political participation.
In the fourth Balkenende cabinet, Muslims are represented by the secretary of state Nebahat Albayrak, Ahmed Aboutaleb, and at least 10 members of parliament. Marginalization and alienation due to discrimination causes many second generation Muslims who identify themselves more with their religion than their nationality.
There are about 400 Mosques in the Netherlands, with 200 of them are Turkish mosque, Masjid 140 Moroccans, Surinamese and 50 Mosque. Islam has 45 elementary schools and two high schools.
Some Muslim umbrella organizations such as: Agency Contacts for Muslims and Government (CMO) - representing 80% of the Muslim community, Kontal Group Islam (CGI), and Dutch Ahmadiyya Muslim Community What causes it? and consequently