Ahmed Aboutaleb, 53, arrived in the Netherlands from his home country of Morocco as a teenager has become known as a straight-talking, no-nonsense proponent of integration.
On live Dutch television hours after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris last week, he had a curt message for those who defy freedom.
“It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,” Mayor Aboutaleb said.
“But if you don’t like freedom, for heaven’s sake pack your bags and leave.
“If you do not like it here because some humorists you don’t like are making a newspaper, may I then say you can f ... off.”