Netherlands: Muslims upset at pig sculpture

Netherlands: Muslims upset at pig sculpture

Muslims in Venray are disturbed by artwork in the Limburg city. In any case, that's what PvdA municipal council member Hayrettin Ünüvar claims.

This article was prepared by the Islam in Europe blog -

A pig is part of the offending sculpture, reports the local newspaper Peel en Maas. The image doesn't necessarily have to be removed immediately, but Ünüvar insists that from now the multicultural society should be taken into account. In Islam, pigs are an impure animal.

Alderman Patrick van der Broeck explains that there's no intent to offend with the artwork. "The pig is a reference to the intensive animal husbandry in Venray."

Source: AGD (Dutch)

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