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Tuesday, June 28, 2005



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Henk Verhoeven

It has been estimated that by the year 2050, half of the 0-18 age group of the Dutch population will be Muslims. It is not unreasonable, then, to forecast that by 2070 well more than half of Holland's population - Turkish and Moroccan Muslim immigrants and their descendants - will be followers of Islam. The demolition of churches and the erection of mosques all over the country add weight to the prediction.

Also significant is the fact that many descendants marry Muslims from the countries their migrant parents and grandparents left behind, thereby consolidating and reinforcing the religious and cultural bonds with the Islam world, rather than with the country that once was an integral part of Christendom.

The Dutch government was the world's first to enact full legal marriage between couples of the same sex. I wonder whether around 2070 the Netherlands, if ruled by Muslim-majority Government, will be the first nation to revoke the same-sex marriage legislation that was introduced last April. After all, gay marriage is prohibited by Islam which considers every same-sex union "an atrocious and obscene act which belongs to unsound nature" - as one mufti put it.

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