Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US, Dutch Green Left MP Tofik Dibi is launching an internet awareness campaign aimed at making Muslims think for themselves.
Presented in Dutch, English and Arabic, his campaign, entitled “The Last Fatwa”, aims to “free Muslims from top-down decrees issued by a handful of scholars”. Muslims, the Dutch MP says, “should learn to think independently and make their own choices”.
The move is intended to create a movement that will end “the kidnapping of the Islamic faith”. Those who hijacked the planes on 11 September 2001 and destroyed 3,000 lives, Mr Dibi maintains, also “took our deepest principles hostage”.