At the recently held municipal elections in The Netherlands he was
positioned last on the list of candidates by his political party (PvdA) in
Amsterdam (at #29), but he ended up coming in 2nd (with a little over
12000 votes), securing a spot as a city councilman in Amsterdam. This was
probably due to all the great things he has accomplished in the few years that
he's been district mayor in a highly troubled part of Amsterdam. During that
time, not only did he manage to ease tensions caused by widespread ETHNIC
CLASHES and clamp down on HOMOPHOBIA, which had reached a critical level among
Muslim youth, he actually succeeded in tearing down the entire neighborhood
where the Muslim extremist who murdered filmmaker Theo van Gogh grew up, to root
out evil and send a strong message of TOLERANCE, DIVERSITY and FREEDOM above
all. And the fact that he's a practicing Muslim fighting against
homophobia....I myself as a (non-practicing Muslim) find it truly remarkable.
Take THAT Ahmadinejad!
Supporter Bryan F. writes:
Thanks for the update. It is very interesting for me to learn of Ahmed Marcouch's message to be one of hope of TOLERANCE, DIVERSITY and FREEDOM.
Unfortunately in the world today, Islam and Muslims, and even those who appear to be of Arab ethnicity have been unfairly classified and categorized as being radical fundamentalists who threaten and plague the Western World. That fabrication must be addressed and corrected. I applaud you for taking the time to thoughtfully post a petition on Change.org to enlighten all regarding this issue.
Keep up the good work, and please keep me informed accordingly.
Be well or as a friend of mine says,