The board of the alFitrah mosque in Utrecht is obliged to provide their financial documents to a parliamentary committee that investigates the flow of money from the mosque, judges the judge.
The board of the controversial mosque in the Utrecht neighborhood Overvecht had to appear in court on Thursday. The investigation committee of the House of Representatives demanded access to financial documents that the mosque refuses to release.
The committee investigates money flows from non-free countries to Dutch mosques. The board of the alFitrah mosque was not prepared to provide insight into its own financial documents.
The preliminary relief judge ruled Thursday that the board must cooperate with the committee and provide the documents. If the board still refuses this after two weeks, a penalty of 2,000 euros per day will be imposed, up to a maximum of 1,000,000 euros.
The Utrecht mosque was discredited last year by a study by the Verwey-Jonker Institute. The institute concluded at the time that the mosque had sectarian features. There would, for example, be a closed character, group pressure, detachment and hierarchical leadership.