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A group of Dutch citizens of Moroccan descent has formed an organisation which openly distances itself from the Moroccan government and argues in favour of making a clear choice for Dutch citizenship.

Coordinator Abdelghafour Ahalli of the Netwerk Vrijzinnige Marokkaanse Nederlanders (NVMN - Network of free-thinking Moroccan Dutch people) says many Dutch Moroccans feel a stronger bond with the Netherlands than with their country of origin. "If we are at all subjects, we are subjects of Queen Beatrix, not of the Moroccan king". The group is free-thinking in a religious sense.


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