The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam shocked a live television audience this week by telling Muslims who have a problem with Western culture to “pack their bags” and “f--- off.” The Muslim Labour politician Ahmed Aboutaleb made the remarks during an interview with a Dutch news program about last week's deadly attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and is known for his tough stance on Muslim integration in Europe, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mirror.
“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,” Aboutaleb said to the Dutch news program "Nieuwsuur" (News Hour). “If you do not like it here because some humorists you don't like are making a newspaper, may I then say you can f--- off.”
Aboutaleb, 53, also argued that Muslims who could not “find [their] place” in the Netherlands were causing ostracism of other Muslims in the country.