BRUSSELS, July 6 (KUNA) -- The New European Muslim Summer Camp 2010 is to
be held in the south of the Netherlands from July 17-22 with the aim to
support new European Muslim converts.
The Camp is being held under the supervision and with authorization of the
Federation of Islamic Organisations of Holland.
The organizers said in a statement on their website that the New European
Muslim Summer Camp 2010 is not an isolated event, but part of a series of
events organized to support and inspire new European Muslims.
"In the beginning of this year, a group of new European Muslims travelled
to Kuwait to attend the Kuwaiti European Convention. Converts of various
European countries came together for two weeks in Kuwait," it said. "The
program included intensive training on various Islamic topics, lectures
including question and answer session, but also a group visit to various
touristic sites and mosques, (in Kuwait)."
"At this moment, we are working with a group of organizations to organize a
second trip to Kuwait at the end of 2010. During that trip, the main focus
will be on the 'local leadership' in the context of spreading the Islamic
message and supporting new Muslims," noted the statement.
"The summer camp (in the Nethrlands) is the linking pin between these two
events. With a location in Europe, travel cost for those who wish to
participate will be much less and the accessibility to the camp for the
parents of the New Converts can be established," it added.
The list speakers at the camp include Dr. Belali and Sheikh Mohammed Daniel
The location for Camp is the "Kuijpershoefke" which is a formal farm turned
to a camping site situated in the calm and peaceful south of the Netherlands.
The site is used frequently by a variety of Islamic organizations and the
people that hire the location are well known to dealing with Muslims and their
specific requirements and etiquettes.
Besides lectures and workshops, a variety of sport activities are also
scheduled during the six-day camp. (END)
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