Belgian far-right politician accuses Muslims of creating tension

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Belgium’s far-right New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) party leader Bart De Wever, who is also the mayor of Antwerp city, accused the Muslim population of “creating tension” in the country, as he tried to compare Muslims and Jews in a divisive manner.

In an interview, De Wever claimed that the Muslim community’s “insistence” regarding the use of religious symbols was creating tension and that they were more inclined to create such problems than the Jewish community, who he said avoided such controversy.

“The Jews accept rules. I have not seen any Jewish person violate the laws in Antwerp,” he said, going on to claim this as a distinction between the country’s Jews and Muslims.

The far-right mayor said that the use of religious symbols and discourse should be limited in the public sphere, adding that the use of headscarves should be prohibited in all schools and state institutions.

He criticized left-wing parties for defending the freedom to wear headscarves, claiming that they submit to Islam and aim to “reduce the role of Christianity” in the society.

“The foundation of our identity, our values and rules are under pressure,” De Wever said, in reference to the recent wave of migration to Europe from countries in conflict.

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4 replies

  1. “”The far-right mayor said that the use of religious symbols and discourse should be limited in the public sphere, adding that the use of headscarves should be prohibited in all schools and state institutions.””

    Progressive Muslim support such prohibited Hijab and discourse on public.

    All❤️
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  2. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says women are ‘absolutely’ equal to men, continues modernization push
    Wait and see, hopefully will be happened soon
    Ahmadiyyah will leave behind!

    During an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” the crown prince, who has curtailed the ability of religious police to arrest women for dress code violations, said women are equal to men: “We are all human beings and there is no difference.”

    FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s then Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reacts upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 24, 2015. REUTERS
    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pushing for modernization in his conservative Islamic country. (Reuters)
    Although Saudi women have been dictated by custom and the religious police to wear the abaya, a full-length black cloak that covers everything except their hands and face in public, bin Salman pushed back against that idea during the interview.

    “The laws are very clear and stipulated in the laws of Sharia: that women wear decent, respectful clothing, like men,” said bin Salman. “This, however, does not particularly specify a black abaya or a black head cover. The decision is entirely left for women to decide what type of decent and respectful attire she chooses to wear.”

    Bin Salman went on to explain that “extremists” forbidding the mixing of men and women are pushing ideas that “contradict the way of life during the time of the prophet and the Caliphs.”

    Progressive Muslim will support 200 percent King Salman to reform the extremust wahhabi interpretation of Islam where women have freedom to choose their clothing etc.

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    • Are you not reading all articles in The Muslim Times? Our Khalifa has always stated – and again recently – that Muslim ladies are totally equal to men. The education standard of ladies of our Jama’at proves it too.

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