September 8 2010
Intercultural communications advisor Jihad Alariachi faced criticism from Amsterdam’s mayor for her comments supporting the rejection of “religious-type” holidays including birthdays. Alariachi defended a parent making the argument with respect to his children’s school. Van der Laan said that Alariachi may express her personal opinions, but is not to mention her ties to the municipality, noting that the municipality does not share Alariachi’s point of view.
Islam in Europe (English)
Parool (Dutch) – http://www.parool.nl/parool/nl/5/POLITIEK/article/detail/1013686/2010/09/08/Gemeenteraad-stelt-vragen-over-Meid-van-Halal.dhtml
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