14 January 2013
Following a public chat on the intern site of Gazet Van Antwerpen, Bart De Wever, the city’s new mayorresponded toa question on his views on Muslim residents that he does not consider Islam to be a problem. The presence of Islam in the community is for him no different to the presence of any other religious community in Antwerp. He states that Muslims have their place in the city.
Simultaneously he denounced fundamentalism as a problem but generalized it to be an issue no matter where its source is to be traced.