A report broadcast in the Dutch current affairs programme 'Nieuwsuur' has caused controversy here. The report into how a growing number of young Muslims are adhering to a strict interpretation of their religion shows a meeting that was held at Genk Town Hall Limburg province.
During the meeting youngsters were told to stop listening to music as this constitutes a sin in the eyes of Islam.
The Genk Muslim association "Al Qiblah - Het Kompas" (the compass in Arabic and Dutch) organised the meeting that was entitled "From the cradle to the grave". One of those that gave a reading was the Dutch former rapper Salah Edin. He was once a popular musician before he converted to a more fundamentalist interpretation of Islam.