Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dhimmitude in the Netherlands


The last time I visited the Netherlands was in May 2007. It has never been so long, but maybe the reason is unconscious. Through Dutch TV programs, easy to watch on a good laptop, and Dutch news papers I get information lately which disturbs me.
Yesterday the city council of the municipality Huizen announced that the painting shown above, which is exhibited in the city hall, will be removed and placed where the public can not see this after complains by some Muslims that these paintings are 'provocative'. Maybe the Dutch have to remove all naked statues, paintings from public places such as musea.
Get rid off for example Rubens, Sandro Botticelli, Camille Pissarro etc.
Also yesterday, the VVD, a prominent Dutch liberal conservative political party, merely entrepreneurs and employees, announced that on a entrepreneurs meeting of them next month in Amsterdam, no alcohol will be served and the food must be halal - I am against ritual slaughtering of animals since they suffer needless.
One week ago a pro active Muslima filed a complain about construction workers who were working without a shirt (common practice among them when its really hot) and in shorts. It was 'provocative'.
And so on.
Yes, this attitude is dhimmitude on both sides.
And so on....

6 comments:

Geert Jan Keutelaer said...

I was waiting on the moment that you write about all this...
But you are right, this is alarming...!

Tara said...

For Armenians this is not a new phenomen.
Is this not the basic of many conflicts, when some Muslims usurp the right that they decide what's good or bad for other religions, since they believe in the supremacy of 'their' religion above any other religion?

Julius said...

I googled Dhimmitude and get here, on this blog. As an Italian artist, living for 25 years in Amsterdam, the Netherlands became intolerant. Not by the originally Dutch but by those crazy idiots from Muslim countries.
Amsterdam was a safe and solid ground for me and my partner, but by beating up twice by some jurk Morrocs&Morons, we think to relocate our selve. Nice to see a Dutch who is still commited to freedom, while living in a Muslim country.

Julius said...

I googled Dhimmitude and get here, on this blog. As an Italian artist, living for 25 years in Amsterdam, the Netherlands became intolerant. Not by the originally Dutch but by those crazy idiots from Muslim countries.
Amsterdam was a safe and solid ground for me and my partner, but by beating up twice by some jurk Morrocs&Morons, we think to relocate our selve. Nice to see a Dutch who is still commited to freedom, while living in a Muslim country.

Valerie said...

This is simple: not acceptable.
Pas du tout!
I remember my years in the ME. And I, as a woman had to coop all the time with rules made by men, pure discrimination, and still on this open blog I don't see anyone of Turkey who take a stance against the fanaticsme of Islam. How hypocritical. Especially that looser of Hurriyet, who asked him self what Mr. Mohammed should do now in Israel; the guy even doesn't know that Jerusalem was build by Jews and almost destroyed by Islamists...
What a nightmare, and these kids are tumbing the drum, the ones who act with violence get the attention but be aware of the fools of the so self declaimed laicistic muslisms who act i silence. After 90 years these poor guys still can not understand true seclarism.

VLR said...

I recently posted an article about this hyped painting issue. i' m afraid it's in Dutch:
http://villa-la-repubblica.blogspot.com/2008/06/over-spuigaten-en-brandstapels.html

Best,
Bertus