Converting for business

Frank van Wichen recently converted to Islam. The new convert doesn't hide his reasons either - he wants to open his furniture shop on Sunday.

"I make 40-60% of my sales on Sundays", and he can now open only 12 Sundays a year. As a Muslim he can get an exemption. "Other shops are also open on Sundays and one on the grounds that he's a Muslim." So why shouldn't he do so as well?

Van Wichen did not hide his true intentions from his new imam either, but the imam had no trouble with it.

The city, Almere, calls his step "rather unusual" but has yet to deliver an official response.

Source: (Dutch)

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