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Dutch AIVD partly in denial

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Mar 5, 2013 at 04:59

The AIVD is the Dutch domestic intelligence agency. Their 2011 report is here:

https://www.aivd.nl/english/publications-press/@2911/annual-report-2011-0/

It uses "Islam" as the defining term in the section:

"2.1 Islamist extremism

In investigating Islamist extremism, in recent years the AIVD has concentrated especially upon radical and ultra­ orthodox movements like Tablighi Jamaat, Hizb ut­Tahrir, the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafism.(...)"

On their website the AIVD prefers "jihadist" to "islamist". The navigation structure reflects this.

https://www.aivd.nl/onderwerpen-0/terrorisme/jihadistische/

They explain their use of language on this page as "De AIVD hanteert de definitie:'Extremistische ideologie waarin de verheerlijking van de gewelddadige jihad centraal staat'." Or in English: "The AIVD uses the definition: Extremist ideology to which the glorification of violent jihad is central."

The mere concept of defining proper language within the agency, avoiding the word Islam, makes me suspicious.

What I miss from the full report

https://www.aivd.nl/onderwerpen-0/terrorisme/organisatie/@2048/lokale-jihadistische/

is the ongoing death threat to member of parliament Geert Wilders. I also miss Arabic-language content on webpage. The Netherlands have a large Moroccan immigrant population. I see the Dutch AIVD partly in denial.

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