Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Halal search machine in the world!

(Halal Swimming)
A new invention made in the Netherlands, the Halaal search machine. Halaal means for Muslims fundamentalists ‘any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law’. It is the opposite of Haraam. Haraam refer to anything that is prohibited by Islam faith and its antonym to Halaal. So…type in the words ‘Homo’, ‘gay’, ‘sex’, ‘alcohol’…and you will know the level of how Haraam (how bad) this is for you. For example: Alcohol gives the following result:
Oops! Your search inquiry has a Haram level of 1 out of 3. This means that the results fetched by could be haram!

The same result while typing the word ‘pig’
But worse if you want to know what ‘Lesbian’ means:
Oops! Your search inquiry has a Haram level of 3 out of 3! I would like to advise you to change your search terms and try again.

Are we getting insane or not?!
So go check this Halaal search engine and tell us your experiences.

Proposal: keep Tourists out in cannabis-selling coffee shops

Don't know how they are going to realize this but the Dutch government wants to maintain its tolerant policy towards cannabis and keep so-called coffee shops open, but they should no longer be tourist attractions, some Dutch ministers wrote in a letter that was leaked to the press on Tuesday....
The ministers of Justice, Home affairs and Health wrote that reducing the number of coffee shops and keeping foreigners out should make it easier to reduce crime and other nuisances the coffee shops are now causing.
A government memorandum on altering the coffee shop policy and other drug-related issues is expected this fall, but the letter already shows where the ministers now stand. They want to implement a members-only system to keep tourists out. Herds of tourist who buy their drugs in border towns near Belgium and Germany have become a pest in several places and neighbouring countries have expressed their dissatisfaction with the Dutch system.

The Netherlands has been tolerant about the use and sale of weed and hash for three decades. Cultivation and wholesale of the drug are prohibited however. This discrepancy has become known as the 'gedoogbeleid' (tolerance policy).
An advisory committee said in July that the policy has gotten out of control in the past 15 years and needs to go back to small, private shops for local users. It advised against legalising soft drugs altogether.
The ministers want municipalities to implement a members-only system, where members can by up to three grammes of hash or weed each with their (Dutch) bank card. This should make it less appealing for tourists to travel to the Netherlands to buy cannabis. But of course, all kind of brokers will pop up! Maybe it's only a sign that the Dutch government wants to silence their critics abroad. The sales and use of weed and hash decreased significantly among Dutch citizens over the past 10 years.

Day Opening - September 10

Red Petals in the Breeze (click on picture to enlarge)