A NATIVITY scene has been ‘banned’ in case it offends one of the FOUR Muslims living in a Belgian town.
Town chiefs allegedly refused to include a traditional festive display in Holsbeek, Belgium over fears it could upset a member of the minuscule Muslim population.
Traditionally locals put a Christmas tree and a model of baby Jesus in a manger in the centre of the town.
But locals were outraged after politicians decided it would offend.
Achiel Claes, a former town alderman for the Christian-Democrats, said: “The reason was that it would be ‘too provocative for Muslims’.
“There are only four Muslims living in town and they will never complain that there is a nativity scene in city hall.”
Mr Claes said he could “understand” if a nativity scene was banned in Molenbeek – where the terrorists behind the November 2015 Paris attacks lived.
The ban was introduced after the town secretary allegedly complained about the nativity scene.