The Mayor of Rotterdam has renewed what little faith I still had:

The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam has said Muslim immigrants who do not appreciate the way of life in Western civilisations can ‘f*** off’.

Ahmed Aboutaleb, who arrived in the Netherlands aged 15, spoke out in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris last week.

Appearing on live television just hours after the shootings, Mayor Aboutaleb said Muslims who ‘do not like freedom can pack your bags and leave’.


‘This is stupid, this so incomprehensible. 

‘Vanish from the Netherlands if you cannot find your place here. 

‘All those well-meaning Muslims here will now be stared at’. 

Mayor Aboutaleb grew up the son of an imam in northern Morocco, but moved to the Netherlands in 1976.

That a Muslim has dared to speak up like this is a genuine breakthrough. The world needs more like him. Too bad he can’t move here and run for president. He’s got a lot more balls than the wimp in chief who wouldn’t attend France’s historic solidarity rally against terrorism.