El Tawheed Mosque

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The El Tawheed Mosque is a Sunni mosque in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The foundation that manages the mosque was founded in 1986.[citation needed] The mosque is on Jan Hanzenstraat in the Old-West section of Amsterdam. Aside from its normal function, the mosque is used for social work, and for lessons in the Arabic language. It also houses a book store and a publisher of religious videos and DVDs.

The mosque was in-part funded by the Saudi non-governmental organization al-Haramain Foundation.[1]

Islamism association[edit]

The mosque at one time had been cited by the Dutch government as a potential propagator of extremism.[2] Mohammed Bouyeri the killer of Dutch film director Theo van Gogh attended the mosque. The September 11 attacks pilots Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi, along with Ramzi Binalshibh, the man accused of co-ordinating the attacks, met in 1999 during a conference on 'Islamic puritanism' held at the mosque.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ de Graaf, Beatrice (3 March 2010). "The nexus between salafism and jihadism in the Netherlands". Combating Terrorism Center. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Radical Islam in The Netherlands: A Case Study of a Failed European Policy - Manfred Gerstenfeld". Jcpa.org. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Amsterdamned, part one". The Guardian. 6 December 2004. Retrieved 31 May 2017.

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Coordinates: 52°22′3″N 4°51′50″E / 52.36750°N 4.86389°E / 52.36750; 4.86389