The Muslim mayor of the second largest city in the Netherlands has some words for those who don’t support freedom: Get lost. Ahmed Aboutaleb, the Muslim mayor of Rotterdam, recently sat down with Dutch news program “News Hour” to speak about the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris by Islamic extremists.
Ahmed Aboutaleb, lashed out at Muslims living in the country saying if they didn’t like freedom of speech, they should “f**k off”. “It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,” he said as he appeared on television program Nieuwsuur on Wednesday night. “But if you do not like freedom, in Heaven’s name pack your bag and leave.”
The anger was directed at Charlie Hebdo attackers. “There may be a place in the world where you can be yourself,” he continued as reported by Dutch publication NLTimes. “Be honest with yourself and do not go and kill innocent journalists,” Aboutaleb, who is a Muslim himself, said strongly lashing out at Wednesday’s attackers. “And if you do not like it here because humorists you do not like make a newspaper, may I then say you can f**k off.”