Dutch Muslims Hit Back: Islam’s Farewell Day Becomes Viral Event

Facebook user Sonja B. made a rather unusual Facebook event called “Islam’s Farewell Day”  (Uitzwaaidag Islam in Dutch) where she is ‘pleading’ for the deportation of Muslims in the Netherlands.

Islam's Farewell Day

Sonja: “Islam is an intolerant ideology that doesn’t belong in the West, which is trying to undermine every day, through violence or changes in the host country and the continued displacement of Western values. We say NO to this hatred culture and would love to wave Islam and its associates goodbye on March 15th 2017. Are you in? “

Instead of sending hateful responses and mean messages, Dutch Muslims started to make fun of this page. Saying they’re “touched that racist people are dropping them off at the airport for their holiday”. So far 4.6K people are interested in the event and 5.3K are ‘going’ (most of them being Muslim, lol).

Dutch Muslims responded in the best way possible:

Islam Siraj (yes that’s her name) had a funny thing to add:

Translated from Dutch.

Trees Oudebroek (a Dutch national) had this to say about the page (and the people in it):


This poll is hilarious. The question is “what Pokémon would Sonja be?”

The answers: 1. Rattata, 2. Snorlax, 3. Sonja is not a Pokémon, Pokémon have a heart. And 40+ other funny answers!


Thank you Sonya for this idea!

“Thanks to your awesome idea you brought Muslims and non-Muslims together and connected us all. Not a single member of the PVV managed to do this. I’m very grateful for this.” – Labine Caskun Cengiz

Written by Mansour Jamal Ibrahim

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Mansour Jamal Ibrahim is a 22 years old and studies to become a business engineer. His main interests are history, languages, economics and modern technologies.