Netherlands: Mayor regrets insulting comment

Netherlands: Mayor regrets insulting comment

Mayor Jos Waals (CDA) of Venray (Netherlands) 'regrets' his statements about Moroccans in his city, Waals wrote in a letter to the municipal council on Monday.

Recently Waals spoke during a speech to a women's club about a group of criminal youth , which he described as 'f**king-Moroccans'. That provoked a storm of criticism. "I regret that through my careless use of language it gave the appearance that I criminalize the Moroccan community in Venray," writes Waals, who earlier apologize publicly via the regional media.

The fraction chairmen in the municipal council said they accept his excuses. They see the issue as closed.

Source: Telegraaf (Dutch)

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