Belgium to expel Turkish imam over ‘hateful comments’ against LGBT community

 | 
01/28/2021

Belgium is ordering a Turkish imam to leave the country after he posted comments judged homophobic on social media, officials said Thursday. The imam, working in a mosque in northern Belgium, has had his residency permit renewal request denied and been given 30 days to leave, the government said. “As an imam you have an exemplary role, especially if you have been granted the right to work in Belgium. Whoever refuses to respect our values must suffer the consequences,” the junior minister for migration, Sammy Mahdi, said in a statement. The decision was made mid-December and confirmed after immigration officials spoke with the imam in mid-January. It can be appealed.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/16/2024
06/15/2024
The Rome LGBTQ+ Pride parade celebrated its 30th anniversary Saturday as tens of thousands of people in brightly colored outfits marched through the Italian …
Added on: 06/16/2024
06/15/2024
Officials this week removed the last traffic signs from a Los Angeles neighborhood to cleanse the area of its anti-gay past. The signs that …
Added on: 06/16/2024
06/15/2024
That far-right parties fared well in the European elections came as no surprise – surveys had consistently foretold their triumph. The populist right has …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/16/2024
The Rome LGBTQ+ Pride parade celebrated its 30th anniversary Saturday as tens of thousands of people in brightly colored outfits marched through the Italian …
Added on: 06/16/2024
That far-right parties fared well in the European elections came as no surprise – surveys had consistently foretold their triumph. The populist right has …
Added on: 06/15/2024
Italy’s far-right government has denied that it removed references to abortion and LGBTQ rights in the final declaration of the G7 summit in Puglia. …