Amsterdam's new mayor Femke Halsema wants to take action against radical imams who do not break the law but are still 'undesirable', according to the city's local paper the Parool.
In addition, Halsema wants an end to mosque financing from the Middle East, if aimed at increasing radicalisation. 'It is unacceptable if Amsterdam's citizens are being persuaded or forced to adopt certain beliefs by foreign governments with financial and political resources,' Halsema said in a briefing to the city council.
The mayor also says staff who work on radicalisation projects should be properly screened by the security services. Some 59 people are currently subject to the city's anti-radicalisation strategy, of whom 20 are women, the paper said.