Rotterdam court disallows Muslim's job claim

21st August 2008, Comments 7 comments

A Dutch court has ruled that the local council was justified in denying a job to a Muslim man who refused to shake hands with women.

21 August 2008

ROTTERDAM - A court in Rotterdam has ruled that the local council was justified in denying a job to a Muslim man who refused to shake hands with women.

The court said someone whose job is to deal with clients every day and build up a relationship of trust with them could not refuse to shake their hands.

The man brought the case against Rotterdam council social services when he was turned down for a post because he refused to shake hands with women, citing his religious beliefs.

He claimed the council's refusal to offer him the job is denying him of his religious freedom.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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3 Comments To This Article

  • J.Wood posted:

    on 27th August 2008, 14:02:10 - Reply

    This is special case, personaly I will f**K them not only shake hands.
    But remember that west can't survey without the Arabic countries (Huge market for the European and American companies, plus natural resources) and same apply the other way.
    My advise is not to apply the rule to everybody and be wiser than the fundamutalist.
    If not Hitler will appear again and kick everybody ass.
  • Jelengar posted:

    on 26th August 2008, 10:46:15 - Reply

    Good news. It was about time for something like this. I will never understand muslims. They leave the crap of the country of their origin and go West. In the West, they want to recreate the same crap they left. Why didn't they just stay where they have all religious freedom?
  • james posted:

    on 22nd August 2008, 00:56:05 - Reply

    Finally some common sense coming from The Netherlands. Ban muslim immigration in the West. Muslims don't accomodate westerners in any way.