Second generation Dutch Muslims are becoming more religious

| 15/11/2012 | Reply

Second generation Muslims who worship regularly feel a stronger bond with their family home land than with the Netherlands.

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – An increasing number of second generation Dutch Muslims are visiting the mosque at least once a week, according to research published by the goverment’s socio-cultural policy unit SCP, DutchNews.nl said.

Between 1998 and 2011, the number of mosque-attending Moroccans rose from 9% to 33% while the number of Turks increased from 23% to 35%. Of the Turkish Netherlanders between the ages of 15 and 24, 10% pray five times a day. For young Moroccan Netherlanders the percentage is 61%.

The Moroccan-Dutch are more likely to fast during ramadan and eat halal every day. The women are also more likely to wear a headscarf, says the SCP.

Second generation Muslims who worship regularly feel a stronger bond with their family home land than with the Netherlands, reported Dutch News.

The Netherlands has an estimated 825,000 Muslims, mostly of Turkish and Moroccan origin.

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