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'Just ridiculous' Nativity scene removed over fears it will offend town's FOUR Muslims

'Just ridiculous' Nativity scene removed over fears it will offend town's FOUR Muslims

Zoie O'Brien | Express -- 

Town chiefs allegedly refused to include a traditional festive display in Holsbeek, Belgium over fears it could upset a member of the minuscule Muslim population.

Traditionally locals put a Christmas tree and a model of baby Jesus in a manger in the centre of the town.

But locals were outraged after politicians decided it would offend.

Achiel Claes, a former town alderman for the Christian-Democrats, said: "The reason was that it would be 'too provocative for Muslims'.

"There are only four Muslims living in town and they will never complain that there is a nativity scene in city hall."

Mr Claes said he could "understand" if a nativity scene was banned in Molenbeek - where the terrorists behind the November 2015 Paris attacks lived.

But in the sleepy town of Holsbeek - 20 miles outside Brussels - the move has been branded "ridiculous".

Belgian State Secretary of Asylum and Migration Theo Francken said it was a "matter of principle" to him.

He said: "Some people want to take away all our traditions, but I will resist that."

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