Blue mosque:  imam Yassin Elforkani says his request for the call to prayer was “to normalise Islam in this beautiful world city”.

In a 21st-century answer to a proposal with its roots in the seventh century, Amsterdam has rejected a plan by a prominent mosque to become the first (...)

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders, who plans to air cartoons of the prophet Muhammad on  television. Photograph: Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Dutch embassies around the world have been briefed on how to cope with possible fallout, including violent protests, when cartoons of the prophet Muha(...)