An “electronic winter tree,” will take the place of the traditional Christmas Tree and Nativity scene at the city center of Grand Place, reports Brussels News.
City councilwoman Bianca Debaets believes a “misplaced argument” over religious sensitivities has moved Brussels to put up the light sculpture. She points to the fact that it display not be referred to “Christmas” in any way to make her point. “I suspect that the reference to the Christian religion was the decisive factor” in replacing the tree, she told reporters. “For a lot of people who are not Christians, the tree there is offensive to them.”
Other city officials insists the move was not made to placate Muslims or other groups. Nicolas Dassonville, spokesman for Mayor Thielemans (PS), said the Nativity scene will remain at Grand Place The tree’s sponsor, electricity generator Electrabel, made the move to put up the electronic sculpture this year, Dassonville said.
Originally posted by hououinkyouma
Unbelievable, and it will only get worse from now on. But wait for the apologizers to come....
What is interesting is that politically correct do gooders worry about insulting Muslims etc., but appear to be indifferent to offending other people by removing things like Xmas trees.
Originally posted by Alternative4u
Maybe it is long by the time we said okay enough is enough and get busy to sort the mess out once and for all, as I know even British born Muslim families feel the same way as we do.
Originally posted by amatrine
The funny thing, A Christmas Tree has nothing to do the Christianity. The tree is secular!
Adding to that if you do not adapt to the culture here, you are screwed, the same needs to happen in western countries. Maybe Europeans are getting ashamed of their culture.
Originally posted by MysterX
As far as Europeans being ashamed, most have been brain washed with guilt
into believing their culture and heritage isn't important.