The Amsterdam party for the elderly PvdO refuses to work with the D66 over a statement candidate councilor Yassmine El Ksaihi made about homosexuality in an interview with NRC in 2010. The D66 candidate said that "homosexuality is a sin in Islam".
"This statement is pure homophobia and seriously impedes the emancipation of homosexuals", Wil van Soest of the PvdO said to the Telegraaf. The party will not work with the D66 as long as it supports homophobia, according to the newspaper.
The statement Van Soest refers to dates from 2010, when El Ksaihi, then the chairman of the Polder Mosque, spoke to NRC. NRC asked her what is the most controversial topic for the Muslim community. She answered: