According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Aboutaleb was quoted as saying on live Dutch TV:
“It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom." “But if you don’t like freedom, for heaven’s sake pack your bags and leave.”53-year-old Aboutaleb was a journalist before eventually becoming mayor in 2008.
“..and if you can't accept humorists who create a newspaper, then I would like to say f*** off.”
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'.
His message to immigrants:
'stop seeing yourself as victims, and if you don't want to integrate, leave'.
Yes. His is a voice of reason. We need more Aboutalebs. Though who knows how long he'll last being this outspoken.
Video, photos and more info on Mayor Aboutaleb on the UK Daily Mail.