Muslims call on Talpa to break off cooperation with Meiland

Muslims call on Talpa to break off cooperation with Meiland

Photo: ANP

The Muslim community in the Netherlands calls on Talpa to end its collaboration with the TV family Meiland. A large number of Muslim organizations from all over the country are making this appeal after a commotion has arisen about anti-Islam statements made by ‘mother’ Erica Meiland in her biography.

A number of companies broke off cooperation with the family in the past two weeks because the family did not waive Erica’s statements. Hello Fresh, Milka, Maxi-Cosi, Hallmark, Emma Matras, Nivea and Albelli, among others, did not find that her statements corresponded with the company’s goal of promoting inclusivity and diversity.

Until now, Talpa has remained behind the family and stated that all statements made by the Meilandjes outside the programs are for their account. The Dutch Muslim community is now urging Talpa in an open letter to reconsider that decision. “We can only imagine that Talpa stands for the core values ​​that bind us all”, they write.

They call Meiland’s statements “xenophobic and racist. Her statements not only testify to obvious ignorance about Islam and Muslims, but also fuel anti-Muslim sentiment in this country. A large group of people in our society is also being put away and demonized.”

In her book ‘Mother Meiland’ compares women in burqas with penguins and calls headscarves “not normal”. She also states that Islam “brings a lot of misery” and that she wants to stop this. Daughter Maxime has said after all the commotion she supports her mother, but it was “never my intention to exclude or disparage groups”.

Erica herself stated in a response on Thursday that her words have been taken out of context by the media. She states that she wants to stand up for women with her statements. PVV leader Geert Wilders called Erica “a brave woman who deserves all the support”.

Muslims call on Talpa to break off cooperation with Meiland
Source link Muslims call on Talpa to break off cooperation with Meiland

News Related


New Kirby game rumored to be revealed next month

© Provided by GamesRadar Kirby and the Forgotten Land A new Kirby-related game could be revealed next month. The new claim comes from Japanese publication Nintendo Dream, which has been ... Read more »

How Carrie Coon Hid Her Pregnancy on 'The Gilded Age' (Exclusive)

As Bertha Russell, the ambitious and social-climbing wife of a self-made railroad tycoon, Carrie Coon kick-starts a war between old money and new money in Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ ... Read more »

Jane Seymour, 70, shows off her incredible figure in a pink swimsuit

Jane Seymour stunned fans when she posted a picture looking sensational in a pink plunging swimsuit.   The former Bond girl, 70, flaunted her youthful sun-kissed physique while she shared motivational ... Read more »

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

The Associated PressThis combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 30-Feb. 5 shows Olivia Colman, from left, Kerry Washington, Harry Styles, Shakira, Isla Fisher, Clint Black and Henry Golding. ... Read more »

Bafta announces its red carpet presenters for 2022 ceremony

TV presenter AJ Odudu and comedian Tom Allen have been announced as the red carpet hosts of the Baftas. The pair will interview the nominees and other special guests as ... Read more »

Strictly's Maisie Smith clutches two glasses of wine on boozy bus ride

They’re only four dates into the Strictly Come Dancing arena tour, but the stars are already enjoying life on the road. The celeb dancers and their professional partners were spotted ... Read more »

Defend Chernobyl During an Invasion? Why Bother, Some Ukrainians Ask.

The abandoned town of Pripyat, Ukraine, which was abandoned the day after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, Jan. 8, 2022. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times) CHERNOBYL, Ukraine — Ukrainian soldiers, Kalashnikov ... Read more »

Why Kate Middleton and Prince William aren't a tactile couple - expert discusses relationship

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended hundreds of joint royal engagements since they tied the knot back in 2011, but they never seem to be very tactile. RELATED: ... Read more »

Fourth COVID vaccine shot raises resistance to serious illness for over-60s: Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine given to people over 60 in Israel made them three times more resistant to serious illness than thrice-vaccinated people in the ... Read more »

Marriage Spanish princess Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin over

The news comes more than a week after a Spanish magazine published photos of Urdangarin walking hand in hand with an unknown woman. Urdangarin and King Felipe’s sister have had ... Read more »

'Fashion is having a hard month': Hollywood A-listers mourn designer Manfred Thierry Mugler

Celebrities and the world of fashion are mourning the loss of legendary French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, who died Sunday at age 73. Mugler, known for his dramatic and ... Read more »

'What it looks like when the rule of law unravels:' Liz Cheney fired back at Newt Gingrich for suggesting jailing members of the Jan 6 panel

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, left, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois listen as the House January 6 committee meets to hold Steve Bannon in contempt, on October 19, 2021.AP ... Read more »

My brother escaped Dennis Nilsen but he still destroyed his life

Carl Stottor went to the police about Nilsen, but his claims were dismissed without investigation – Shutterstock It was in the spring of 1982 that 21-year-old Carl Stottor met the ... Read more »

Prince Charles and Prince Harry Are Reportedly Having "Secret Talks" to Heal Their Rift

Photo credit: Samir Hussein – Getty Images Prince Charles and Prince Harry are having “secret talks” to help mend their rift ahead of the Queen's upcoming Platinum Jubilee, according to ... Read more »

Sarah Palin's defamation suit against NY Times set for trial

The Associated PressFILE – In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala. Palin is on the verge of ... Read more »

Prince Harry ‘massively punching above his weight’ with Meghan Markle at first despite being one of the ‘world’s most eligible’ bachelors

© Provided by Woman&Home Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace Prince Harry was reportedly perceived by ... Read more »

Manicure among the masterpieces: inside Amsterdam’s cultural lockdown fightback

© REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw A hairdresser at work at the Van Gogh museum as part of a protest against lockdown restrictions – REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw You might call ... Read more »

Gravois Park neighborhood initiative sells homes to low-to-moderate income creatives

© Provided by KSDK-TV St. Louis Kaveh Razani, director of operations at Art Place Initiative, said API’s definition of an artist is someone who considers themselves one; the application process ... Read more »

Amy Berg’s Evan Rachel Wood/Marilyn Manson Doc ‘Phoenix Rising — Part One: Don’t Fall’: Sundance 2022 Film Review

When the actor Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, Mildred Pierce, Westworld) testified to Congress in 2018 about her own traumatic experience as part of her support for a bill aiding sexual assault survivors, she was ... Read more »

Beyonce, Diana Ross, Kourtney Kardashian Pay Tribute to Fashion Icon Thierry Mugler

The music and fashion world mourned the death of legendary avant-garde French fashion icon Manfred Thierry Mugler over the weekend after the designer known for his over-the-top runway shows and ... Read more »

Lizzo, Big Sean, H.E.R. and More Set to Headline iHeartRadio's Living Black! Empowered by AT&T Celebration

© Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images iHeartRadio is celebrating Black History Month with their 2nd annual Living Black! Empowered by AT&T celebrations. The month-long celebration is set to include a ... Read more »

Interscope to Re-Release Iconic Albums on Limited-Edition Vinyl for 30th Anniversary

Last week, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, Interscope Records announced a new museum exhibit, Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined, featuring original works of visual art inspired by some ... Read more »

Weekly calendar: Community and entertainment events beginning Jan. 26

© Arlene Satchell/STAFF/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS The interior courtyard at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in Fort Lauderdale. This is a list of reader-submitted public events, virtual and in-person. CDC ... Read more »

People are (literally) losing their marbles as an old past time rises again

© Provided by National Geographic On a drizzly December morning, Damien and Michaela Beauchemin trudge along a redwood trail with their Portuguese water dog, Maui, scanning the duff and listening ... Read more »

Miami Judge Issues Cruise Ship's Seizure Over Unpaid Bills

© Boston Globe via Getty Images A luxury cruise line, Crystal Cruises, is in hot water after not paying fuel bills. A Miami judge issued a warrant that gives authorities ... Read more »

Stars mourn death of French designer Thierry Mugler

© Britta Pedersen/picture alliance/dpa The godfather of power dressing Having dressed Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian among others, Mugler is best known for his 80s power-dressing creations and was ... Read more »

Kanye West and Julia Fox channelled Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears in double denim for their red-carpet debut as a couple

© Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images For Kenzo Ye and Julia Fox at the Kenzo Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show for Paris Fashion Week. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images For Kenzo Kanye West and ... Read more »

Mark Ronson blown away by Maneskin on SNL

© Bang Showbiz Mark Ronson was blown away by Mansekin’s SNL performance Mark Ronson has heaped praise on Maneskin’s “wildly refreshing” ‘Saturday Night Live’ performance. The ‘Uptown Funk’ hitmaker took ... Read more »

SUNMI on Sheeran collab: 'Is this real?!'

K-pop star SUNMI says she couldn’t believe it when Ed Sheeran wanted her and Jessi to provide Korean verses for a remix of “Shivers.”(Jan. 24) Read more »

Mick Jagger got real 'Satisfaction' out of playing secret bar sets

© Bang Showbiz Sir Mick Jagger got real ‘Satisfaction’ out of tiny club gigs Sir Mick Jagger got a thrill out of playing tiny club gigs in between stadium shows, ... Read more »

Charlie Puth made 'most of' his new album on TikTok

© Bang Showbiz Charlie Puth made a lot of his new album on TikTok Charlie Puth made “most of” his new album on TikTok. The ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ hitmaker, ... Read more »

SUNMI takes 'Shivers' to a new level

K-pop superstar SUNMI explains how she came up with the lyrics for her remix of Ed Sheeran’s track “Shivers.” (Jan. 24) Read more »

Library association awards Carnegie medals to Hanif Abdurraqib and Tom Lin

NEW YORK — Receiving a literary prize from the American Library Association is a kind of homecoming for the essayist-poet Hanif Abdurraqib. “When I was young, I treated the library ... Read more »

The Guardian challenges Philip's will to secrecy

Last September, the judge ruled that the will of Philip, who died last April, must remain secret for another 90 years. This was decided to ensure the privacy of members ... Read more »

The next Kingdom Hearts lore snippet is hiding in this hotel room you'll probably never visit

© Provided by GamesRadar Kingdom Hearts Bistro The Kingdom Hearts-themed hotel room in Tokyo Disney is hiding a bunch of secrets, and you’ll probably never get to see them in ... Read more »

The Elder Scrolls 6 is seemingly still in pre-production

© Provided by GamesRadar The Elder Scrolls 6 The Elder Scrolls 6 is seemingly still in the pre-production phase. The new information comes courtesy of a Bethesda HR employee’s LinkedIn ... Read more »

Call of Duty: Warzone QA strike ends after nearly 8 weeks

© Provided by GamesRadar Call of Duty Warzone Update, January 24: Call of Duty: Warzone QA testers have ended their strike after nearly eight weeks. In a recent tweet, employee ... Read more »

Italian press agency: Pausini and Mika present song festival

Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan and most likely Mika will present the Eurovision Song Contest this year. At least that is what the Italian news agency Adnkronos reports based on sources. ... Read more »

This Is the Best Cover Song of All Time

© Provided by 24/7 Wall St. “A cover version of a song is a version of it recorded by a singer or band who did not originally perform the song.” ... Read more »

Unique Beatles and John Lennon Items From Julian Lennon’s Collection Up for NFT Auction (EXCLUSIVE)

John Lennon’s coat from the “Magical Mystery Tour” film, his cape from “Help!,” three guitars, and Paul McCartney’s handwritten arrangement notes for “Hey Jude” — all from John’s son Julian’s ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic