The mayor of Rotterdam took a harsh tone with Islamic terrorists in the Netherlands, essentially saying that people who take issue with certain Western ideals and satirical newspapers can “f-ck off.”
Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, who was born in Morocco and immigrated to the Netherlands when he was 15, made the remark during an appearance on Nieuwsuur, a national television program.
Specifically, he said Muslim immigrants who are unable to accept “humorists” creating content for a newspaper could “fuck off” — or “rot toch op”in Dutch.
He also relayed the message that if any Dutch Muslims are against freedom, then “for heaven’s sake pack your bags and leave.”
“There may be a place in the world where you can be yourself,” he said. “Be honest with yourself and do not go and kill innocent journalists.”
“It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,” Mayor Aboutaleb said in Dutch. “But if you don’t like freedom, for heaven’s sake pack your bags and leave. If you do not like it here because some humorists you don’t like are making a newspaper, may I then say you can f-ck off.”
Aboutaleb immigrated to The Netherlands from Morocco when he was 15 years old and worked as a journalist and the state secretary for social affairs and employment before becoming Rotterdam’s first immigrant mayor in 2009.
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