Turkish immigrants are being subjected to anti-Western propaganda in western nations like the Netherlands, according to Dutch professor of Turkish cultural studies.

According to Erik-Jan Zürcher, a professor of Turkish studies at Leiden University, Turks living in the Netherlands are being inundated with anti-Western propaganda which seeks to persuade them to have negative feelings against Western governments and institutions, Dutch daily newspaper Het Parool reports.

The Netherlands is home to many different mosques which are connected to and financed by various Turkish government organizations, one of which is called Diyanet. Diaynet is an Islamic organization that finances the construction of mosques and supplies Imams and religious leaders for mosques operating throughout the Netherlands and in other Western European countries.

The main focus of these Turkish government organizations is unity & religion – but not unity with the Dutch state or Christianity. Diyanet and other Turkish government organizations that are similar to it attempt to persuade Turkish citizens around world that Western countries do not want them, and that they should refrain from integrating into Western culture and society, and “stay true” to their own Islamic cultural values and belief system instead.

Earlier this month, Dutch officials stated that Turkish immigrants will be required by law to take an inburgerinscursus – a program designed to help newly arrived immigrants to adapt and integrate into the Netherlands. The Dutch parliament’s adoption of the law has caused widespread controversy among those with Turkish backgrounds who live in the Netherlands.

In the Netherlands, similarly to elsewhere in Western Europe, there’s growing tension between the native Europeans and those with Turkish or Islamic backgrounds because more often than not the immigrants do not want to integrate into Dutch or European society, but would rather maintain their fundamentalist, Islamic religion and sponge of the Netherland’s generous social welfare system.

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