Moroccan-born Mayor of Rotterdam,
Ahmed Aboutaleb, tells Islamists to pack their bags and leave.
Muslim mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb tells Islamists to 'pack your bags'
and 'f**k off' on live TV
The Muslim mayor ofcity of Rotterdam has told Muslims who turn their back on
freedom to "pack your bags" and "f**k off",on television.
Ahmed Aboutaleb told NewsHour of his anger at the refusal of a number of Muslims to adapt
to their new surroundings, which he said he has done after living insince 1976.
"It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom... But if you don't like freedom, for
heaven's sake pack your bags and leave," he said.
"There may be a place in the world where you can be yourself, be honest with yourself and
do not go and kill innocent journalists. And if you do not like it here because humorists you
do not like make a newspaper, may I then say you can f**k off.
"This is stupid, this so incomprehensible. Vanish from the Netherlands if you cannot find
your place here. All those well-meaning Muslims here will now be stared at".
Over half of Rotterdam's population consists of ethnic minorities and non-native residents.
Aboutaleb is Moroccan-born and became the mayor of Rotterdam in 2008. According to
Breitbart,initially criticised by anti-Islam parties within the Netherlands but has
outlasted the prejudice against him, based on his faith, from some sections of.
This is not the first time that he has made controversial comments about Dutch Muslims, in
2004 he said that if they did not wish to practice Dutch values they could "catch the first
Aboutaleb is not the only Dutch politician to speak out against Muslims who are perceived
as being against Dutch values. Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders has been
under police protection since 2004 for his statements on Islam.
"Anyone who expresses support for terror as a means to overthrow our constitutional
democracy, as far as I'm concerned, should leave the country at once," he told the Hague
"waving an State [IS] flag, you are waving an exit ticket. Leave!"