The Imam who is to be appointed as an Army Imam will be äppointed despite objection of Parliamentarian opposition. According to a letter written by Deputy Defense Minister Jack de Vries this is what will happen. He thinks the Imam's opposition to the presence of Dutch troops in a Muslims land as not relevant.
Parliament will vote on the matter today. Opposition politicians of the Freedom Party (PVV), Christian Democrats (CDA) and the Christian Orthodox SGP are expected to contest the decision. They hold 74 seats in the 150 seat Parliament.
Readers can find earlier articles on Islam in the Dutch Army below: Imams in Dutch Army, Dutch Army permits oath on Allah, Dutch Army hates Multiculturalism and Jihadists in the Dutch Army.