However, both Amsterdam city council and the Second Chamber of Dutch parliament are contemplating the revocation of the building permit for the mosque. If that is the case Milli Görüs president Fatih Dag warns (NL):
Should Amsterdam refuse the Turkish organisation Milli Görüs a new mosque, the resistance will be enormous. 'Al-Jazeera will bring it big'.Yeah right... It'll be interesting to see the reactions from the Dutch political classes (if anyare forthcoming) to this insolent bit of blackmail.
The Wester mosque will be built, says Fatig Dag of the Turkish mosque umbrella Milli Görüs. If the authorities frustrate the plans, Milli Görüs will demonstrate. Dag will call on Turks around Europe, he announced in an interview with Trouw. He hopes for a peaceful demonstration and a non-violent 'rebellion', but he fears things may get out of hand. "Our people are emotional and there could be a crazy person among them."
Dag, president of the mosque board, expects that Al-Jazeera will pay much attention to a possible 'No' against the Wester mosque. "And I will talk to them." And what will be the consequences? "I worry about that very much."
h/t Nieuw Religieus Peil