When a family arrived at a petting zoo, the other customers began to feel uncomfortable after seeing what they were doing in front of their children. Bucking political correctness, the owner immediately threw the family out of the zoo — but that didn’t stop the family from immediately screeching “discrimination.”
Huub van Leijsen is the proud owner of the Pukkemuk petting zoo in Dongen, Netherlands. He has worked hard to keep his business child-friendly and fun for the whole family. However, all that changed when an Islamic family showed up and shocked the crowd with their antics.
The NL Times reports that Huub noticed children looking “anxious” in an open area of the zoo just one hour after Muslim customers arrived. When he made his way through the crowd to get a closer look, it was just as he expected.
“I tried to explain that Pukkemuk is not a house of prayer, but a playground for children. Children have the leading role and I do everything I can to make things go their way as much as possible,” he said in a statement.
Three burqa-clad women, three Muslim men, and eleven children had taken over the area for prayer. Faces to the ground and rears in the air, the entire family had disrupted the other families’ experience.
Hoping to salvage the patronage from his other customers, Huub allegedly asked the Muslim family to leave because of their discourteous interruption. Of course, the patron of the family, Bilal Salam, immediately cried “Islamophobia,” accusing Huub of hating Muslims.
“I said that I do not hate Muslims,” Huub explained. “Praying in burqas in a petting zoo in the middle of playing children was an unpleasant experience for some of my guests.”
Huub denies that he even asked the Muslims to leave and states that he only requested that they not stay long since the other customers were upset over the dramatic religious display.
“I did not put them out. I asked them to ‘not stay too long.’ This because of the reactions of my other guests,” Huub said.
The Salam family has pressed charges against Huub for discrimination. Investigators will determine whether Huub’s petting zoo will be prosecuted.
Of course, this is yet another example of Muslims bullying non-Muslims, then suing when they don’t get their way. Islamic prayer has definitive timing, so this family could have easily scheduled their petting zoo trip around their prayer if it’s really that crucial. However, they chose to be at this particular location during the time of their prayer, most likely intentionally.
The Salam family deliberately brewed the perfect situation for them to scream “bigotry” if anyone objected to their actions, knowing that ignorant non-Muslims like Huub and the justice system would have no clue that Muslims are able to make up missed prayers at a later time if needed.
The five daily prayers are actually flexible, unbeknownst to many non-Muslims. If a Muslim misses one by accident, they must only ask forgiveness and say the prayer as soon as conveniently possible. If they are forced to miss one because of work, school, or other understandable hindrances, they only need to say that prayer when they get a moment to do so.
These Muslims took Huub and the Netherlands for fools, playing on the country’s unconditional tolerance to destroy tolerance of everyone else. Unfortunately, they are using freedom and democracy to obliterate freedom and democracy, and it’s only a matter of time before we’ve tolerated our own demise.