Belgium: Nativity Scene Banned For Fears It Will Offend Muslims

Belgium: Nativity Scene Banned For Fears It Will Offend Muslims

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For at least three centuries, citizens of Holsbeek, Belgium have celebrated Christmas by putting a Christmas tree and model of baby Jesus in the town square. But that tradition has come to an end in 2016 for fear of offending the town’s four Muslims.

Achiel Claes, a former town alderman for the Christian-Democrats, said: “The reason was that it would be ‘too provocative for Muslims’.
“There are only four Muslims living in town and they will never complain that there is a nativity scene in city hall.”
Mr Claes said he could “understand” if a nativity scene was banned in Molenbeek – where the terrorists behind the November 2015 Paris attacks lived.
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‘Just ridiculous’ Nativity scene removed over fears it will offend town’s FOUR Muslims
A NATIVITY scene has been ‘banned’ in case it offends one of the FOUR Muslims living in a Belgian town

Achiel Claes, a former town alderman for the Christian-Democrats, said: “The reason was that it would be ‘too provocative for Muslims’.
“There are only four Muslims living in town and they will never complain that there is a nativity scene in city hall.”
Mr Claes said he could “understand” if a nativity scene was banned in Molenbeek – where the terrorists behind the November 2015 Paris attacks lived.


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