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« on: January 13, 2015, 10:56:21 am »
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Dutch Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb

Fellow Muslim immigrants 'can f--- off' if they are not grateful for freedom of speech: Dutch mayor

The outspoken Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam said fellow Muslim immigrants "can f--- off" if they are not grateful for freedom of speech, the British newspaper The Telegraph reported Tuesday.

Ahmed Aboutaleb made the eye-popping statement after last week's terror attacks on the Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, including 10 journalists.

"It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom," Aboutaleb said in his speech, according to The Telegraph. "But if you do not like freedom, in Heaven’s name pack your bag and leave.

"There may be a place in the world where you can be yourself," he continued. "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--- off."

Aboutaleb is a "secular Muslim" whose father was an imam in Morocco, The Telegraph reported. He moved to the Netherlands in 1976 when he was a teenager, and has been under some fire for having dual passports, the newspaper reported.

The 53-year-old Aboutaleb's comments were praised by London Mayor Boris Johnson as "the voice of the Enlightenment, of Voltaire."

"We can and will protect this country against these jihadist thugs," Johnson wrote in The Telegraph. "We will bug them and monitor them and arrest them and prosecute them and jail them. But if we are going to win the struggle for the minds of these young people, then that is the kind of voice we need to hear – and it needs above all to be a Muslim voice."
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