Brussels Bans Annual Christmas Tree Display – It May Offend Muslims

(Brussels Travel Guide)

Brussels replaced its popular Christmas tree exhibit this year at the city center due to concerns that it may offend the local Muslim population.
The Right Perspective reported:

Government officials in Brussels, Belgium banned Wednesday a popular Christmas tree exhibit out of concerns that the local Muslim population found it “offensive.”

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.

The electronic sculpture will stand 25 meters (82 feet) tall and consists of a set of television screens, reports Brussels Expat. “During the daytime you can climb to the top of the tree where you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the city,” the website explains. “As soon as it becomes dark the tree turns into a spectacle of light and sound. Every ten minutes an amazing show will unfold.”

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.”

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  • kato

    Belgium is looking to break up into two countries, which will make it even easier for the Muslims to overrun their sick Zeropean culture.

    Don’t buy the hype that Zeropa is turning itself around. It’s digging itself into a deeper and deeper hole. This is what decaying civilization looks like.

  • thescribbler

    I am a proud member of POOP, People Offended by Offended People.

  • Joanne

    Bend over Brussels, because you are getting it in the backside.

    I’m sick of whimpy Christians – ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS. Christians used to fight for the truth and the carrying out of God’s laws, but now we just cower. This coming day we remember our fallen, maybe we should pray for some of their conviction, strength, fortitude, and faith to stand up to the heathen muslims. Everyone should be on a mission to offend at least one muslim a day.

  • Fionnagh

    As goes Belgium, so goes the rest of Western Europe. Very sad. My mother was from Belgium. Glad I got to see the country’s amazing medieval churches while the country was still Christian – before the churches become mosques or are shut down.

  • Lily

    We, who celebrate CHRISTMAS, need to have a year where we don’t buy presents for each other. (we can make gifts or just send good wishes – maybe just give to charity!) The outcry from retailers would be HUGE! Might put a stop to this idiocy.

  • dwd

    What if Christians are offended by Islam? What then?

    Muslims sure are a sensitive bunch… you’re not allowed to do anything remotely related to their religion, nor can you worship your own religion.

    It’s a glimpse of our future.

  • Frank

    Time to ban Brussels, Muslims, and stupidity. And if we can’t ban them, we can at least boycott them. Down with BMS (Bowel Movement Syndrome)

  • Miss Peach

    Coming to America very soon…..really very sad. The sights and sounds of Christmas will soon be a childhood memory. Evil is winning. Are we going to sit there and take it ? When is enough, enough ?

  • Monkey Wrench

    Our church still displays Christmas trees and a Nativity scene on their fron lawn. How long before that is outlawed!! Enjoy this Christmas, it may be our last!!!

  • i don’t get it

    This is just the atheists doing what they’ve always wanted to do, knowing that the blame will be placed on muslims. Just more of the one world government plan being played out.

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  • http://HTML Annie J

    As a Christian I am offended by Muslims that are offended by anything Christian. Since I am offended, can’t we ban the offended Muslims?

  • Hugh

    It is a sad day when ANY religious symbol is “offensive” to anyone! Good grief! If you are living in a muslim country, are you going to be offended by all their calls to prayer? And if so, should they too squelch their expression and be careful not to display any religious symbols? Or is this only about not offending the delicate sensibilities of muslims when they are in Judeo-Christian countries while offending Christians to do so? Something stinks here–something is VERY wrong here. If these PC idiots don’t wake up and start using common sense, it is going to be too late. I don’t understand this bizarre cow-towing at all. Makes me think these people are suffering from some microbial infection that has seized their brain—and I am not joking. It seems they have no sense of reality.

  • Hugh

    #29, Yes, evil is most certainly winning. I have to admit, biblical prophecy appears to be truly coalescing. And I am not even someone who really even thinks that way–but it is just too weird!

  • shadow

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  • shadow

    Our church still displays Christmas trees and a Nativity scene on their fron lawn. How long before that is outlawed!!

    Do you not know the difference between public and private property?

  • shadow

    Are we going to sit there and take it ? When is enough, enough ?

    What, exactly, are you taking?

  • mg4us

    #34 Fully agree

    What is most amazing is that these “muslims” immigrated to belgium knowing full well the society, country, culture and customs were and when they get there then demand change by the host because it “offends” them (the immigrants).

    Whatever happened to “when in Rome do as the Romans?”

    This is the great travesty. . .there and here. . just go to Dearborn MI

    In the meantime, protest Brussels. . boycott all things Brussels like Brussels Sprouts!

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