Netherlands: Amsterdam’s mayor says she will close mosques where imams spread hate but only “as a last resort”

What will she do before closing them down remains unclear. Still, Femke Halsema should be congratulated and supported even for going this far. Few, if any, other mayors in Europe have made similar statements.

“Amsterdam’s mayor says closing mosques where imams sow hate is ‘a last resort,’” Dutch News, September 17, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Amsterdam’s mayor Femke Halsema has told local broadcaster AT5 that she will close down mosques if imams are spreading messages of hate but ‘only as a last resort’.

Halsema, who outlined her strategy to deal with radicalisation in a briefing to councillors shortly after taking office, said that closing mosques is ‘a very rigorous [action] and that is something you only do as a last resort.’

You must be able to act if ‘an imam gives disgusting sermons, such as saying women should be subservient or that homosexuality is a crime,’ the mayor said….

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