Thursday, July 15, 2010

Insanity in the Netherlands

The Muslim Orthodox foundation Al Rayaan (watch the video in English) in the city of Nijmegen the Netherlands gets subsidy for the promotion of ' emancipation and integration' whereas this Moslem group itself supports a strict separation between men and women; men and women who are not direct relatives of each other, should avoid contact with each other. Also the foundation pleads for polygamy. Now, they made again headlines because anti-Semitic cartoons on their web site and obscure texts. In spite of the fact that the orthodox interpretation of the Muslim faith of Al Rayaan is not in line with the progressive objectives of the municipality of Nijmegen, it will not withdraw its yearly subsidy - 3,500 euro per year. Now another story; the evangelical Christian farmer who has JEZUS REDT (Jesus saves) painted in huge white letters on the side of his roof is planning to take his case to the European Court. Why? The latest twist in his court battle to save his religious message to the world (or at least to local motorists) follows a ruling from the Council of State. The highest court in the Netherlands has decided that the local council is within its rights to fine Mr Van Ooijen 15,000 euros if he does not remove the message (it can insult Muslims). The farmer is, however, standing firm: "We'll carry on the fight," he assures, "and go on to the European Court." You can ask yourself how ‘loonely’ or ‘lunatic’ the Left wing parties are in the Netherlands: you preach Hate and you get a warning and get incentives, you preach nothing but only a pacifistic message and you get fined...

Don't call a Greek a Turk...

A 77-year born Greek living in Sweden gets € 200,000 euro because a Swedish dairy company used his picture recommending ‘Turkish yoghourt’ on the Swedish market. Minas Karatzoglis decorated for nine years the packing of the Turkish yoghourt of a dairy company from the Swedish Jönköping. The Greek discovered this last spring, already it has not been confessed how. Karatzoglis was according to the director of Lindahls Mejeri (dairy) furiously that he was represented as a Turk and asked for almost 5 millions of euro in ‘damages’. Both parties settled before for a lawsuit was started. Now the dairy company wants recover damage of the company which whom it got the copy rights to use the photograph of the ' Turkish man'. I understand that you want to get paid when they use your portrait, but is this simple a way for the man to get some money or is he really upset being used as a Turk…that sounds a little bit too much for me…

Day Opening - July 15

Cat on your head!