Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Turkey: Not happy with the Netherlands for granting permission for a pig roast in front of a mosque

(Ankara) The Turkish government has expressed its displeasure with how permission has been granted by the city of Rotterdam for the anti-Islamic group roast pork in front of Rotterdam's Laleli Mosque of Islamitische Stichting Nederland at the same time as Muslims will be breaking their fast.

Far-right organization Patriotic Europeans against Islamization of the West (Pegida)  has announced on social media that they will roast pork in front of mosques during this week's fast-breaking hours in Dutch cities of Rotterdam, Utrecht, Gouda, The Hague and Arnhem. The Municipality of Rotterdam gave permission to Pegida for them to do so on the evening of the 7th of June.

In response Turkey's EU Minister Ömer Çelik has expressed his displeasure on the Dutch for allowing this to go-ahead
Ironically whilst the other municipalities in the Netherlands did not allow Pegida to roast a pig in front of mosques at the breaking of their daily Ramadan fast. Ahmet Abutalib, the Mayor of Rotterdam, who is of Moroccan origin, thinks that this activity of Pegida is not against the law. How strange. Maybe the best way to defuse this would be for the mosque to offer free booze to all the idiots who turn up. At a stroke taking away the power of offence.