'We are a Muslim business' Woolworths store cancels Christmas over Islamic customers


The bygone high street favourite went bust seven years ago in the UK but hush operates 300 stores across Germany.

And a row has broken out after crook at a branch in Dortmund decided not to bother with Christmas decorations, hand-outs or music this year because it is now essentially a Muslim store.

Surprised locals found out after the Christmas section, which featured trims, gifts and and festive treats such as chocolate Father Christmases, was dispose of after just a few days on display.

And a staff member reportedly determined baffled shoppers: “We are a Muslim business now. We do not want to sell Christmas articles.”

Shoot manager Seda Ca kcur, 25, confirmed Christmas products had been hidden from sale.

She said: “The Christmas articles are hardly in demand here. Already aftermost year, everything remained unsold.”

Bosses have denied the count on is a Muslim business and that Christmas is being ignored as com ny protocol.

Spokeswoman Diana Preisert said: “Woolworth is, of course, not a Muslim plc. Christmas merchandise is available from September onwards and should be trade ined out by the end of December.

“In this branch, however, demand was too low. Therefore the goods were spread round to other branches.”

Ms Preisert said there were hardly any chaps who celebrated Christmas as the shop was in a now mainly Islamic area which had designed specific “local conditions”.

Thousands of migrants, many of them Muslims from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, were relocated in the industrial megalopolis in the Ruhr Valley when Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany’s doors to refugees in 2015.

Correspondence to city officials Christians now make up under a third of the population of North Dortmund where the trust in is located.

Many Britons will fondly remember the Woolworth’s Christmas TV adverts of the 1970s and 1980s which were as eagerly awaited as the annual John Lewis commercial is nowadays.

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