Hague council: mosque ban discriminatory

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The Hague council on Thursday rejected a Freedom Party proposal to ban the construction of new mosques in the city.

All parties fiercely rejected the proposal which they branded as discriminatory because the Freedom Party is not opposed to the construction of new places of worship of other religions.

Green Left leader Inge Vianen said “They are guilty of discrimination when they suggest that the council should assist all religious people in finding a suitable place of worship except Muslims.” The Green Left politician added that "the fact that this type of statement is increasingly considered normal, does nothing to change that.”

The local party Islam Democrats said if felt discriminated against and the Hague City Party HSP spoke of a “provocation, pure and simple.”

Alderman Marnix Norder Diversity called the Freedom Party proposal “completely unacceptable.” The Freedom Party proposal was prompted by a letter from the Mayor and aldermen proposing an expansion of the number of places of worship in The Hague in the coming 10 years.


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3 Comments To This Article

  • sheriff posted:

    on 15th April 2011, 12:33:30 - Reply

    Why do we need new one when existing churches
  • sheriff posted:

    on 15th April 2011, 12:32:39 - Reply

    Why do we need new one when existing churches
  • woods posted:

    on 15th April 2011, 11:23:52 - Reply

    So how many Christian churches and synagogues are they planning to build? None, I suspect...