Dutch councillor thrown out of his party for calling gays ‘abnormal’

Jamal Nouhi was thrown out of his party for the comments Share on WhatsApp 8 reader comments

A local councillor in the Netherlands has been thrown out of his party for describing homosexuality as “abnormal”.

Jamal Nouhi, a Labour councillor for Breda City Council, made the comments in response to calls from the Human Rights Watch for Morocco to “stop prosecuting and jailing people for their intimate behaviour with other consenting adults,” following the conviction of several men.

Writing on his Facebook page, Nouhi said: “Promote everything abnormal until it becomes normal, as

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Dutch media outlets ‘extremely annoyed’ by ‘Gay Village’ hoax

The outlets said they were ‘extremely annoyed’ by the hoax 0 reader comments

Dutch media outlets have responded badly to the announcement that plans for an LGBT-only ‘Gay Village’ backed up by officials, were actually a hoax intended to draw attention to LGBT issues.

The hoax, by Roze Maandag, was announced yesterday, after the story, backed up by city officials in Tilburg, including the town’s mayor.

The website of the Gay Village Project, was revealed as an elaborate hoax intended to raise awareness of LGBT issues.

Dutch news outlet the NOS and NRC daily newspaper wrote an angry letter stating that their credibility had been damaged, taking aim at officials who went along with the story.

“We are extremely annoyed by the way the Tilburg council handled the matter,” read the letter.

“The Tilburg municipality deliberately misled the press and allowed them to publish incorrect information.”

News outlets had reported that property developer Blauwhoed made the proposal for an LGBT-only development in in Tilburg, citing a poll that found 22% of gay people were uncomfortable in their own neighbourhood.

Tilburg mayor Peter Noordanus, and other officials,  welcomed the plan. Noordanus said:

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