Netherlands: "in the name of Allah, the merciful"

Netherlands: Police agents can take Muslim oath

That’s right, you Islamophobes, you! Why would you not  trust a Muslim man/woman who is religiously obliged to make Islam the dominant religion and wage jihad against unbelievers until the world is Islamic?

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Police agents of the Central Holland police corps have the possibility to take a Muslim oath, which the SGP (Political Reformed Party) thinks is extraordinarily bad.
For a long time the police agents had two possibilities: the oath (‘so help me God’) or the promise (‘thos I state and promise’).  For a number of years agents and workers of the Central Holland department can also declare a Muslim variant: “in the name of Allah, the merciful, and he is my witness that I promise this.”  They swear this putting their right hand on the Koran.

SGP parliament member Van der Staaij is “very surprised”.  He didn’t know that it was already an existing practice.  Minister Ter Horst of Internal Affairs must stop it, he says.

Van der Staaij sent written questions to the minister.  He pointed out to her a decision by the Dutch Council of State, the highest governmental advisory body, from 2002.   The Council at the time decided, regarding an oath of a regional politician in South Holland, that alternative oaths were not permissible.  The SGP member thinks that this should also apply to police agents.

A spokesperson of the Central Holland police corps is surprised about the SGP questions saying that for years the police agents and department workers can take a Muslim variant of the oath.  She says that it’s regularly used.

2 thoughts on “Netherlands: "in the name of Allah, the merciful"”

  1. They shouldn’t be allowed in the country in the first place, let alone get a job in law enforcement. Whether someone takes an oath on allah or on the spaghetti monster, I could not care less, as long as it is legally binding and they can get hit over the head with it in a court of law.

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