Amsterdam - The right-wing leader of Holland's Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, on Friday slammed the upcoming appointment of Moroccan Ahmed Aboutaleb as mayor of Rotterdam.
"Appointing a Moroccan as mayor of the second largest Dutch city is just as ridiculous as appointing a Dutchman as mayor of Mecca," he said.
Instead, Wilders said, Aboutaleb "should become mayor of Rabat in Morocco."
"With him as mayor, Rotterdam will be Rabat on the banks of the river Maas. Soon we may even have an imam serving as arch bishop. This is madness."
On Friday the city council of Rotterdam determined Moroccan-born Muslim Ahmed Aboutaleb will be mayor from January 1.