Muslim Executive of Belgium

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De Belgische Moslim Executief (Dutch) or L'Exécutif des musulmans de Belgique (French) (Muslim Executive of Belgium) is the official Muslim interlocutor of the Belgian federal government for the implementation of the July 19, 1974 law recognizing Islam as one of the subsidized religious or secular communities in Belgium according to the law of March 4, 1870.

It was set up by a royal decree on July 3, 1996.

Presidents[edit]

  • Dr. Didier-Yacine Beyens (Belgian convert; physician) 1996-1999
  • Nordin Maloujahmoun (male French-speaking dual Belgian-Moroccan citizen; fiscal inspector) 1999-2003
  • Mohamed Boulif (male French-speaking dual Belgian-Moroccan citizen; economist in a Luxemburg bank) 2003-2005 (ousted by the Justice Minister Laurette Onkelinx, who provoked new elections before the Assembly's term)
  • Coskun Beyazgül (male French-speaking dual Belgian-Turkish citizen; Diyanet's official), with as vice-presidents Kissi Benjelloul (male French-speaking Moroccan with a French passport; butcher) and Hacer Düzgün (female Dutch-speaking Belgian with dual Belgian-Turkish citizenship; religion teacher) 2005-2008
  • Shemsettin Ugurlu (male French-speaking dual Belgian-Turkish citizen; religion teacher), with as vice-president Isabelle (Soumaya) Praile (Belgian convert; religion teacher; Shi'a Muslim) and Mehmet Üstün (male Dutch-speaking Belgian with dual Belgian-Turkish citizenship)[1]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Ricardo Gutiérrez, Coup de balai à l’Exécutif musulman, Le Soir, March 15, 2008

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