Exploratory study into Islamist radicalisation in the Turkish-Dutch community

The exploratory study ‘Islamist radicalisation among the Turkish Dutch’ has been submitted to the House of Representatives. This report examines the degree of Islamist radicalisation among Turkish-Dutch people.
The study shows that the vast majority of Turkish-Dutch Muslims distance themselves from Islamist extremism and that there is only marginal support for radical currents in Islam. This phenomenon is not new and has not changed in recent years.

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The study is based on open sources (including academic literature and media reports), the websites and social media accounts of several organisations, and interviews with experts and staff from various organisations, including government bodies. The question central to this study is whether there have been any substantial changes in resilience to political-religious extremism in the Turkish-Dutch community.

This publication follows a pledge by Minister of Justice and Security Ferdinand Grapperhaus to examine developments within the Turkish community in the Netherlands by the summer of 2021 and to inform the House accordingly.