At least 30 Islamic organizations in the Netherlands have applied for and received funding from conservative Gulf States in recent years. This involves millions of euros coming to the Netherlands from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, NRC and Nieuwsuur report based on confidential government information they managed to get hold of.
The information concerns three lists of names of Dutch mosque organizations who requested and received funding from Gulf countries. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have confidentially kept the Dutch government informed about this since 2010, according to Nieuwsuur. One of the lists also includes amounts involved in payments to Dutch mosques.
Combined with information already known about this type of funding, Nieuwsuur concludes that around 10 percent of Dutch mosques have asked for and received funding from Gulf countries.