Nijmegen municipality sees no reason to withdraw its subsidy to an ultra-orthodox Islam website. According to Mayor Thom de Graaf, all unacceptable content has already been removed from the site.

The centre-left D66 mayor, the party's national leader between 1998 and 2003, acknowledges in a letter to the municipal council that some text, cartoons and links which were on the Ar Rayaan foundation site were completely "unacceptable." But the municipality demanded that the Islamic foundation remove these from its website and that has been done, according to De Graaf.

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