On the national day of mourning for Holocaust victims in the Netherlands, a major mosque in the kingdom's capital celebrated the conversion to Islam of a Jewish survivor of that genocide.
At least, that's what Amsterdam's Blue Mosque said. According to its Facebook, 87-year-old Sal van Coeverden converted on May 4, the Dutch memorial day for war victims who perished after 1940.
The Blue Mosque posted a video on Facebook of the ceremony, in which the man, slumped in a wheelchair, repeats after Imam Yassin Elforkani the Shahada creed in Arabic.
"Welcome, brother, welcome to Islam," Elforkani told the man after the prayer, as another man dressed in a traditional Muslim gown carted away the octogenarian.