Among the most exciting moments in this process of Redemption is watching the pieces come together. Anyone can do this. (You don't have to be a prophet!) Just by being an observer of the human scene,...current events, talk radio, internet news and daily experiences,--all this can be eye-opening about how the Rebbe's prophecy is being fulfilled.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dutch Muslim Mayor to Fellow Muslims: Accept the "Rule of Law" or Leave

As the mayor of Rotterdam in the Netherlands recently told CNN, “The rule of law is above everyone.” The laws for a civilized world are based on the Divine code of conduct found in the Bible. As emphasized by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, these rules are summed up in the 7 Noahide Laws, universal laws that enable mankind to live together in a sane and decent way. In short, they are: 1) Do not worship idols 2) Do not curse G-d 3) Do not kill 4) Do not commit adultery and other acts that destroy the family 5) Do not steal 6) Do not eat a limb or any meat from an animal while it is still alive 7) Establish courts to enforce these laws

If we open our eyes to see the Redemption unfolding, we see the nations in a process of refinement in order to fit in with this new era. This incident in Holland is an example. While the Jewish people have to promote and publicize the 7 Laws, the nations have to want them and accept them wholeheartedly. This is one of their major contributions to the Redemption.

(A passport) is not just a travel document. It is a duty upon you to accept society as a whole. But if you reject society, you don’t want to be a member of what I call the “we” community, you reject the  constitution,…then its up to you to examine whether you want to be with us.”
                  - Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam (on CNN)

'If we are going to win the struggle for the minds of these young people, then that is the kind of voice we need to hear - and it needs above all to be a Muslim voice.' 

                                                - Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam tells fellow Muslims who do not appreciate the 'freedoms' of living in the West to 'pack your bags’ and get lost
    Ahmed Aboutaleb, a Moroccan-born Muslim, spoke after Paris attack
    The mayor said Dutch Muslims who 'don't like freedom' can get lost
    He added: 'Vanish from the Netherlands if you cannot find your place here' 
    Aboutaleb became the first immigrant mayor in the Netherlands in 2008
Dutch Courage: Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, Rotterdam
(Photo: Associated Press)
Suggested by Sam (Shmuely) Lebovic
PUBLISHED: 04:32 EST, 13 January 2015 UPDATED: 13:24 EST, 13 January 2015

Labour politician Ahmed Aboutaleb, a former journalist who was appointed mayor of the Dutch city in 2008, is known for his straightforward stance on integration.
The 53-year-old won the praise of London-mayor Boris Johnson over his comments last week attacking fellow Muslims who move to Western nations but refuse to accept the Western way of life.
'It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,' Mayor Aboutaleb told Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur (Newshour).
'But if you don't like freedom, for heaven's sake pack your bags and leave.
'If you do not like it here because some humorists you don't like are making a newspaper, may I then say you can (get lost).
'This is stupid, this so incomprehensible.  Vanish from the Netherlands if you cannot find your place here. All those well-meaning Muslims here will now be stared at'. 

Mayor Aboutaleb grew up the son of an imam in northern Morocco, but moved to the Netherlands in 1976.
After working as a reporter he became a civil servant before being appointed State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment in 2007.
When he was appointed mayor of Rotterdam, the second largest city in the country with a population of more than 610,000, he became the first immigrant in such a position in the Netherlands.
Mayor Aboutaleb, who represents the Dutch Labour Party, de Partij van de Arbeid, has long had a no-nonsense approach to immigration and integration.
Speaking to the Observer shortly after his appointment he said his message to immigrants is 'stop seeing yourself as victims, and if you don't want to integrate, leave'.
This week, London Mayor Boris Johnson hailed Mayor Aboutaleb as his 'hero'  and 'straight to the point'.
"My hero:" Mayor of London
Boris Johnson on Mayor Aboutaleb
(Photo: Julian Makey/REX)


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