Christian party hosts iftar dinner for Muslims in Netherlands

The opposition Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party in the Netherlands held a fast-breaking dinner on Tuesday, an annual event that has been held for the past decade.

Christian party hosts iftar dinner for Muslims in Netherlands

World Bulletin/News Desk 

The opposition Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party in the Netherlands held a fast-breaking dinner on Tuesday.

Attending were government officials, including Rotterdam deputy mayor Hugo de Jonge and politicians of Turkish origin, as well as representatives of nongovernmental organizations.

The event, now held every year for the past decade, has become a tradition, de Jonge said.

He said he was delighted to be with Muslims and cherishes dearly the month of Ramadan, which he says reminds one to engage in self-criticism.

Rotterdam City Council member Muzaffer Cetin said it was very meaningful for a Christian party to host an iftar dinner for Muslims.

Muslims account for roughly one fourth of the 600,000 strong population of Rotterdam, the second largest city in the country and among the largest ports in the world.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Temmuz 2013, 18:16
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