If a non-Muslim had said this, he or she would be accused of “racism,” “bigotry,” “xenophobia,” and “Islamophobia.” Is Ahmed Aboutaleb guilty of those crimes? “Muslim mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb tells Islamists to ‘pack your bags’ and ‘f**k off’ on live TV,” by Jack Moore, International Business Times, January 13, 2015:
The Muslim mayor of the Dutch city of Rotterdam has told Muslims who turn their back on freedom to “pack your If bags” and “f**k off”, live 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 in Holland since 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, he was initially criticised by anti-Islam parties within the Netherlands but has outlasted the stigma of his faith.
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 plane out”….