Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Minister Criticizes Amsterdam about Busses for Muslims

Eberhard van der Laan, minister of Integration (Labor Party) has criticized the Amsterdam municipality because special busses were made available for Muslims on Id al Fitr, which coincided with the car free Sunday. Several parliamentarians have expressed their criticism about this discriminatory policy of the neighborhood council Bos en Lommer. Kees van der Staaij of the Christian SGP party said that Christians who wanted to visit churches were not given any busses. Van der Laan remarked that it would have been better not to have the car free Sunday coincide with Id al Fitr, as the problems were foreseeable.

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