Ahmed Aboutaleb

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Mar 6 '15 08:36

According to Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, there is no possibility of Ajax fans being allowed to attend the classic match between Feyenoord and Ajax.

Feb 22 '15 12:31

Residents in Rome are planning a sit-in protest at the Dutch embassy there on Tuesday. The protest is in response to the damage caused to the Piazza di Spagna and other historic sites after rioting took place there.

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Feb 20 '15 16:27

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has apologized on behalf of rioting Rotterdam Feyenoord fans and promises to track down the rioters in a letter to the Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino. European football association UEFA will not take action against Rotterdam Feyenoord fans following the disturbances in Rome.

Feb 19 '15 15:30

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb says he has more authority to make bold statements compelling extremist Muslims to get out of the country than do his European colleagues. The Moroccan-born Dutch Mayor said this in an interview with CNN, after speaking in Washington, D.C., about the role of local governments in battling radicalization and extremism.

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Feb 18 '15 09:40

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb is urging Muslims to actively distance themselves from attacks committed in the name of religion. He said this yesterday at the summit he is attending on countering violent extremism in the White House in Washington.

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Feb 16 '15 08:40

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb is heading to the United States to participate in a 4 day conference on tackling radicalization and violent extremism, De Telegraaf reports. The conference starts on Tuesday and will happen in the White House.

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Jan 25 '15 16:41

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb again repeated his call for religious extremists in the Netherlands to "fuck off," while speaking at a service in a mosque. The mayor visited the Essalam Mosque Saturday night and made his remarks in front of 250 people gathered there.

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Jan 19 '15 17:48

A group of both Jewish and Muslim people will come together tomorrow in Cafe Belcampo in Amsterdam West to remember and discuss the terror acts in Paris earlier this month. Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher will be speaking during the "Solidarity Night; Jews and Muslims Solidarity with Paris" and Mayor Eberhard van der Laan will be attending the event as well.

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Jan 13 '15 20:09

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb ruffled feathers when he suggested that Muslims who "do not like it here because humorists you do not like make a newspaper, may I then say you can fuck off.” London mayor Boris Johnson was not amongst those offended.

Jan 8 '15 12:24

Dutch news broadcasts attracted more views on Wednesday than on a typical weekday. All broadcasts were dominated by stories of shootings at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

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Jan 8 '15 11:12

Demonstrations are being organized in several Dutch cities on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. in support of the victims and survivors of the attack on in Paris on Wednesday. Twelve people were killed in a raid at the office of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper, and many others were injured.

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Jan 8 '15 10:38

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb appeared on television programme Nieuwsuur Wednesday night, and lashed out at Muslims living in this society despite their hatred of it. “It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,” he said. “But if you do not like freedom, in Heaven’s name pack your bag and leave.”

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Sep 12 '14 14:32

Ahmed Aboutaleb will be mayor of Rotterdam for another six years. The first Moroccan-Dutch mayor of the Netherlands has been given a second term by Royal Decree.

Sep 8 '14 09:21

Rotterdam's Mayor Aboutaleb is asking Dutch people planning to travel abroad to fight for IS to remember that if they choose IS and jihad, then they leave behind The Netherlands. Aboutaleb says if they choose their side consciously, then they should hand in their passports with him. "If you reject the Dutch constitution by wanting to fight with IS, then you also reject the Dutch passport", he tells the NOS.

Jul 29 '14 09:27

Rotterdam's mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb spoke with representatives of the Jewish community in his city on Monday, to touch base with them, and to speak about the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza strip.

Mar 21 '14 19:45

All around the Netherlands calls go out for a recount of the votes. In several cities victories are gained, or losses are suffered by a difference of just one vote.

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Mar 13 '14 15:14

Large crowds of people flocked to Rotterdam Centraal this afternoon to witness King Willem Alexander officiate the opening of the new train station.

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Mar 11 '14 15:09

The four major cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague, want to limit the time in which fireworks may be sold and set off. They addressed the issue with Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice in a joint letter, according to De Telegraaf.

Jan 21 '14 04:34

Rotterdam Mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb, urges Feyenoord fans who managed to buy tickets online for the game in the ArenA, Wednesday, to stay home.

Nov 16 '13 04:30

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: €400,000 euro found inside women smugglers, a nude parade through downtown Amsterdam for World Diabetes Day, Photo Show Human Side of Breast Cancer, Joran van der Sloot wants new trial, and Amsterdam coin minter busted

Nov 13 '13 16:46

A majority of the Rotterdam City Council has called upon mayor Aboutaleb Thursday to allow another dance parade next year. The mayor is against a parade with trucks and DJ's, but sees opportunities for new dance initiatives

Sep 3 '13 04:20

The mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb is in for a second term as mayor for the port city.  He says this in a documentary that RTV Rijnmond reporter Justus Cooiman made ​​about him. Aboutaleb is now almost five years mayor. Next year the council decides whether he may remain in this position.

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