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.
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....
Posted by Unknown at 2:53 PM